Tag Archives: Covid

Southern states have a ‘real vulnerability’ to Delta Covid variant this summer, warns Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter Hotez warned that Southern U.S. states could feel the impact of the highly transmissible Delta Covid variant as early as this summer, due in part to low vaccination rates.  “I’m really holding my breath about the South and what happens over the summer,” said Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at… Read More »

Bitcoin conference attendees report testing positive for Covid after returning from Miami

Getty Images Some of the 12,000 attendees who flew into Miami last weekend for the biggest bitcoin event in history have started testing positive for Covid. Bitcoin 2021 drew crypto enthusiasts from around the world to the Mana Wynwood convention center in Miami’s arts and entertainment district. For three days, conference goers packed into crowded… Read More »

Aspirin does not improve survival chances for hospitalized Covid patients, British study finds

A patient suffering from COVID-19 receives treatment at the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the “Klinikum Darmstadt” clinic in Darmstadt, Germany, May 20, 2021. Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuters LONDON — The cheap and widely-available drug aspirin does not improve survival for patients hospitalized with Covid-19, a U.K. study has found. Oxford University… Read More »

Homicides Surge in California Amid Covid Shutdowns of Schools, Youth Programs

Amid a pandemic that left law enforcement agencies stretched thin and forced shutdowns that left young men with little to do, California registered a devastating surge in homicides in 2020 that hit especially hard in Black and Latino communities. The number of homicide victims in California jumped 27% from 2019 to 2020, to about 2,300,… Read More »

‘Diet, yoga and feeling loved could help you fight Covid and chronic illness’

Most deaths from Covid have been in people who have one or more chronic diseases. And most experts believe the likes of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, ­autoimmune diseases and dementia have much in common – a big one being they are affected by our lifestyle choices, which result in a healthy or… Read More »