April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

Covid

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Here are the latest updates about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina.

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Ontario’s premier has retracted restrictions that banned playgrounds and allowed police to require anyone not at home to explain why they’re out and provide their address after a backlash from police forces, health officials and the public, The Associated Press reported. The pandemic restrictions imposed by Canada’s most populous province immediately ran into opposition on Saturday as police departments insisted they wouldn’t use new powers to randomly stop pedestrians or motorists and health experts complained the

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Like the lungs of acute COVID-19 survivors, nurses, doctors and front-line healthcare workers remain scarred a year after the pandemic flooded South Florida hospitals with gasping patients sickened by an invisible, insidious virus.

While most people huddled at home, they stood at bedsides, knowing their own infected patients could kill them. The mental and emotional toll has been profound.

Through the first wave and succeeding, worsening surges, they worked grueling shifts, managing a complex, heavy and often hopeless caseload with the most critically ill patients hooked up to ventilators, dialysis machines, extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) life support and a

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KELOWNA (NEWS 1130) – A fitness studio in Kelowna is trying to set the record straight as it continues to receive hateful messages, calls, and emails over what appears to have been a case of mistaken identity.

Flow Academy Martial Arts Club made headlines this week after a post on its website said it wouldn’t take membership applications from people who were vaccinated against COVID-19, falsely claiming there are unknown health effects that would not be covered by its liability insurance.

That move prompted some people to direct their anger and outrage towards Move and Flow, a fitness studio, also

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Here’s a recap of the April 12 Wellesley Board of Health meeting:

School updates: No prom; encouraging vax data; after-school care conundrum

The state’s Department of Elementary & Secondary Education has issued its long-awaited guidance on proms, and it is strongly discouraging schools for hosting them. “We agree that that seems like the safest choice at this point, and that we should put our energy into other types of senior activities that don’t include that same level of risk,” said Wellesley Public Schools Supt. Dr. David Lussier, in speaking with town health officials and school administration.

Not going

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States began halting use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine Tuesday after federal health officials recommended a pause “out of an abundance of caution” because of rare but dangerous blood clots.

California, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Florida were among more than a dozen states to almost immediately follow the guidance from the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 response coordinator, said the pause would have little impact on vaccine availability. The U.S will have enough Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for 300 million Americans by end of July, he

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On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that medical providers “pause” administering the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after six women ages 18 to 48 — out of the 6.8 million people who have received the J&J vaccine — were reported to have developed blood clots within two weeks of getting the shot. According to the FDA, one woman died as a result of the clots, and another is in critical condition.

If anything, seeing the FDA act out of an abundance of caution is a sign that systems can work.

This still means that there have been fewer

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