Many people have put their guards back up as the highly transmissible Delta variant has made its way around the U.S., increasing case numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths. Some people have resorted back to wearing masks wherever they go, while others are stocking back up on pandemic necessities. Stores like Costco have already had to reenact temporary purchasing limits as people revert back to hoarding toilet paper and bottled water. And now, another COVID essential is quickly selling out, prompting a warning from doctors. Read on to find out what product you may want to get your hands on now because it's sold out completely.
Kimberly Simonson, a 32-year-old personal care assistant, had to make a decision: whether or not to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Her employer at the Flagler Health and Rehabilitation Center informed her in late August that COVID-19 vaccination would soon become mandatory. She said this decision came after President Joe Biden’s...
In terms of preventing COVID-19, we're familiar with the most tried-and-true advice: Get vaccinated, wear a face mask in public, observe social distancing. But less well-known—and perhaps just as important—is how to boost the immune system to reduce the risk of contracting the virus. Using solid data from non-COVID-specific studies, experts including Dr. Anthony Fauci recommend exercise, reducing stress, and taking vitamins C and D. But new research suggests your daily diet might directly guard against COVID. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You May Have Already Had COVID.
"Majority of people in there, regardless of their vaccination status, believe that medial choice and medical freedom still should be a thing in the United States of America," said one protestor.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The deadline for Novant Health employees to be vaccinated is officially up. The mandate announced back in July, went into effect Wednesday night. The policy was changed earlier this month to give Novant team members more time to be fully immunized. Now employees must have had their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna shot by Wednesday and both of their shots by October 15.
Since the spread of virus causing COVID-19 continues, experts recommended wearing homemade facemasks when surgical or N95 masks are not available to prevent the spread of the pandemic. While such makeshift masks are more economical and accessible in low-capita countries, the effectiveness of cloth masks has not been studied in depth.
If you're making your own face mask to protect against COVID-19, three layers of cotton towel fabric are best, researchers from India report. That recommendation comes after testing how best to block cough droplets moving at different rates, from mild to severe. "Our results show cotton, towel-based fabrics were most...
BUCKHANNON — With the current state map showing most of West Virginia in the red, COVID-19 continues to cause chaos in local schools and hospitals. The virus has reared its ugly head and returned with a vengeance in the beautiful Mountain State recently. Many department heads are extremely overwhelmed with case numbers soaring and vaccination numbers slowly rising. After the most updated numbers were posted, officials are scrambling to plan the best and safest way to attempt to remain in a “normal” way of life.
Depending on the quality of your fabric mask, you might want to consider something a little more protective. Since the start of the pandemic, the cloth mask has evolved from homespun craft project to fashion accessory. But if you're traveling by air, your favorite fabric mask may not make the cut. A handful of international airlines are nixing cloth face coverings aboard their aircraft in favor of surgical-type masks (aka medical or procedure masks) and N95, KN95, and FFP2 respirators.
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ONTARIO — Pushback over mandates for certain employees in public sectors to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose a job have picked up major steam since President Joe Biden announced on Sept. 9 related executive orders for federal employees and private businesses. Experts estimate 80-100 million of the nation’s working class will be impacted, and Biden is expected to meet today with executives from mega corporations, including Walgreens, Microsoft and Walt Disney Co., to continue the conversation.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — It’s been nearly two years since the Denny Sanford Premier Center hosted a fully sold out 360 concert, but that all changes this weekend when Luke Combs will perform to a crowd of more than 11,000 people this Saturday in Sioux Falls. Last weekend people...
A multi-pronged approach is important in slowing the virus and reducing outbreaks, two air experts say
THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- If you're making your own face mask to protect against COVID-19, three layers of cotton towel fabric are best, researchers from India report. That recommendation comes after testing how best to block cough droplets moving at different rates, from mild to severe. "Our...
Covid-19 is a virus that spreads mainly from person to person through the air and through respiratory particles when an infected person talks, sneezes, coughs, laughs, sings, eats or simply breathes. As the respiratory particles infected with the virus can be inhaled by a healthy person, they can then in...
We know, we’re completely over wearing the face masks too. But, sadly, we can’t toss our face masks away for good just yet. Though as of writing more than half of the United States’ population (54.6% specifically) is fully vaccinated, a new strain known as the “Delta variant” has been running amuck across the globe in recent months. And, honestly, we’re sure you’ve already heard all about it. With that said, we still need to cover up our nose and mouth in public spaces with the best face masks for the Delta variant even if we’re fully vaccinated. Mask rules are constantly changing, so...
Ever do 13 flights of stairs in an N95 mask in 20 minutes because of a network cable? I did today trying to run down an extremely bad connection that was tested fine a week and a half ago. TL;DR – Tales from the IT side, bad cable/router combo. Monday...
Children now constitute 29% of all new Covid-19 cases nationwide, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This all occurs as schools return to in-person instruction. Many parents wonder if schools are safe. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen answers your questions.
A fire spokesperson says the Colony Fire poses a threat to the Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest.
The Bull Complex Fire has now eclipsed 20,000 acres, though containment estimates for the blaze burning in Marion and Clackamas counties has increased. The fire is now estimated at 21,191 acres in size and containment is listed at 15% by the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team that’s overseeing the efforts. There are 447 personnel assigned to the complex.