AHA News: Hispanics Are Paying the Price for Being ‘Essential’ During the Pandemic

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Maria de Lourdes Alvarado has had to pick up extra or overtime shifts whenever she can, like millions of other essential workers outside of the health care field who are helping to maintain a sense of normalcy in their communities. And also like them, Alvarado is […]

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China’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine appears safe, no adverse reactions: Study

A Chinese experimental coronavirus vaccine being developed by the Institute of Medical Biology under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences was shown to be safe in an early stage clinical trial, researchers said. In a Phase 1 trial of 191 healthy participants aged between 18 and 59, vaccination with the group’s experimental shot showed no severe adverse reactions, its researchers […]

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Woman's contamination OCD means she feels like there's a pandemic 'all the time'

Cyrene Bissick, 23, has obsessive compulsive disorder that centres around contamination. It has made her feel like there’s a pandemic all the time – and long before coronavirus became an everyday threat. Her mental health condition isn’t helped by the fact that her physical illness requires her to be extremely vigilant about infections. Cyrene, from Essex, has Crohn’s disease, enteropathic […]

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‘Super Healthy’ 19-Year-Old Dies from Coronavirus Complications After Returning to College

A “super healthy” 19-year-old who contracted COVID-19 died of serious neurological complications from the disease after returning to college. Chad Dorrill, a sophomore at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, was a long-distance runner and basketball player in “tremendous shape,” his uncle, David Dorrill, told The New York Times. “He was healthy … Skinny. Could run six miles without […]

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America’s COVID pandemic is now skewing younger

(HealthDay)—Young adults in their 20s now account for more cases of COVID-19 than any other age group, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From June through August, people in their 20s accounted for more than 20% of all COVID infections in the United States, CDC researchers found. Unfortunately, these cases have implications […]

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Trump Administration Shut Down U.S. Postal Service Plan to Mail Masks to Every American: Reports

The Trump administration shut down a plan from the U.S. Postal Service to mail five free face masks to every U.S. household in April, according to several reports. The USPS, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), had drafted a press release announcing that it would distribute a stockpile of 650 million reusable masks to every […]

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Coronavirus pandemic takes harsh toll on young adults’ mental health, poll finds

By Cheyanne Mumphrey and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, The Associated Press PHOENIX — The coronavirus pandemic has taken a harsh toll on the mental health of young Americans, according to a new poll that finds adults under 35 especially likely to report negative feelings or experience physical or emotional symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. A majority of Americans ages 18 […]

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Coronavirus experts and survivors urge taking these steps as the pandemic claims lives

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, elected leaders, public health officials and virus survivors who contracted the virus early and after longs, painful treatments, are now in recovery are speaking up about what others can do to keep safe—and plan ahead. When the pandemic hit in March, Lynus Parker, for instance, thought he was mostly safe and not at much […]

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Older adults with existing depression show resilience during the pandemic

A study involving older adults with pre-existing major depressive disorder living in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, and St Louis found no increase in depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from five institutions, including UCLA, found that the older adults, who were already enrolled in ongoing studies of treatment resistant depression, also exhibited resilience to the stress of […]

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