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1 in every 500 US residents have died of Covid-19
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1 in every 500 US residents have died of Covid-19

The United States has reached another grim milestone in its fight against the devastating Covid-19 pandemic: 1 in 500 Americans have died from coronavirus since the nation’s first reported infection. As of Tuesday night, 663,913 people in the US have died of Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University data. According to the US Census Bureau,…

Expect a bumpy ride this week when FDA advisers consider Covid-19 booster shots
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Expect a bumpy ride this week when FDA advisers consider Covid-19 booster shots

Last December, when advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration met to consider whether the agency should authorize Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, it was generally understood that the answer would be yes. Nine months later, those advisers are meeting to discuss booster shots, and the situation is very different. It won’t be a slam dunk.…

New analysis estimates $5.7 billion price tag for treating unvaccinated Covid-19 patients in the last 3 months
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New analysis estimates $5.7 billion price tag for treating unvaccinated Covid-19 patients in the last 3 months

A new analysis published Tuesday estimates that preventable costs for treating hospitalized, unvaccinated Covid-19 patients reached $5.7 billion over the last three months. This most recent data takes into account the surge in hospitalizations seen in August, which study authors estimate accounted for $3.7 billion of preventable spending alone. The data analysis from the Kaiser…

As schools reopen, experts say quarantines are still necessary to stop the spread of Covid-19
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As schools reopen, experts say quarantines are still necessary to stop the spread of Covid-19

Millions of children back in the classroom, but most aren’t vaccinated yet. With children now accounting for more than a quarter of weekly Covid-19 cases nationwide, many communities are turning to a familiar public health tool: quarantines. Health experts agree that quarantines work, but also stress the importance of in-person learning for children’s development. Now…

Black, Hispanic people miss out on Covid-19 testing and vaccinations
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Black, Hispanic people miss out on Covid-19 testing and vaccinations

Black and Hispanic people in the United States are more likely to catch Covid-19, and they’re more likely to be hospitalized or even die of it. But both groups are still missing out on testing and vaccination in many states, according to new data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and shared exclusively with CNN. Data…

Covid-19 vaccines for younger children could be authorized sometime this fall, Fauci says
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Covid-19 vaccines for younger children could be authorized sometime this fall, Fauci says

Covid-19 vaccines for children between the ages of 5 and 11 could get the green light from the US Food and Drug Administration sometime this fall, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. “If you look at the studies that we at the (National Institutes of Health) are doing in collaboration with the pharmaceutical companies, there will be…

Child Covid-19 cases increased nearly 240% since July, pediatricians’ group says
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Child Covid-19 cases increased nearly 240% since July, pediatricians’ group says

Covid-19 infections have risen “exponentially” among children in the US since July, according to data published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The group reported 243,373 new cases among kids over the past week. While this is a decline from last week, when 251,781 cases were reported, it’s about a 240% increase since…

What body positivity means to today’s teens
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What body positivity means to today’s teens

Some of Ellie Zerr’s go-to spots for a confidence boost are Instagram and TikTok. Yes, there is plenty of content on theses social platforms that could make a 16-year-old like her feel worse, including manipulated images that make bodies slimmer and faces more symmetrical. But then there are accounts like Lizzo’s TikTok, which let her…

Two departing FDA leaders among scientists who say Covid-19 vaccines do not currently ‘show a need for boosting’
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Two departing FDA leaders among scientists who say Covid-19 vaccines do not currently ‘show a need for boosting’

The current evidence on Covid-19 vaccines does not appear to support a need for booster shots in the general public right now, according to an international group of vaccine scientists, including some from the US Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization. “Current evidence does not, therefore, appear to show a need for…

It may take ‘many, many’ more vaccine mandates to end the Covid-19 pandemic, Fauci says
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It may take ‘many, many’ more vaccine mandates to end the Covid-19 pandemic, Fauci says

Millions of Americans still need to get vaccinated to slow or stop the spread of Covid-19 and getting the pandemic under control could take “many, many” more vaccine mandates, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said if more people aren’t persuaded to get vaccinated by…

NY hospital to pause baby deliveries after resignations over Covid-19 vaccine mandate

NY hospital to pause baby deliveries after resignations over Covid-19 vaccine mandate

A hospital in upstate New York is “pausing” deliveries of babies because of the number of maternity unit employee resignations over the state’s Covid-19 vaccination requirements, health officials say. Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, about 60 miles northeast of Syracuse, will stop deliveries after September 24, said Gerald Cayer, chief executive of the Lewis…

Five stages of grief, and how to get through them
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Five stages of grief, and how to get through them

When someone you love dies, the world as you’ve known it is totally upended. One way people cope, added psychologist Sherry Cormier, is by trying to find some sort of certainty. This need for structure is probably one factor behind the popularity that latched onto the “five stages of grief” over 50 years ago and…

3 states have fully vaccinated more than 2/3 of residents. Elsewhere, hospitals are overwhelmed with unvaccinated Covid-19 patients
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3 states have fully vaccinated more than 2/3 of residents. Elsewhere, hospitals are overwhelmed with unvaccinated Covid-19 patients

New data shows 26 states have fully vaccinated more than half their residents, and those with the highest vaccination rates have among the lowest Covid-19 cases. Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts have fully vaccinated at least two-thirds of their population, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those three states also…

Not getting vaccinated against Covid-19 is like driving while intoxicated, health expert says
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Not getting vaccinated against Covid-19 is like driving while intoxicated, health expert says

As the US averages more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths daily, not getting vaccinated is akin to driving while intoxicated, one health expert said Friday. “We need to start talking about the choice to remain unvaccinated as the choice to go out and drive intoxicated,” CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Wen’s…

Israeli data on Covid-19 vaccine boosters to publish in prominent medical journal ahead of key FDA committee meeting next week
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Israeli data on Covid-19 vaccine boosters to publish in prominent medical journal ahead of key FDA committee meeting next week

Ahead of a key meeting of vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration, the New England Journal of Medicine will publish Israeli data showing that a booster shot of Pfizer’s vaccine dramatically decreased severe Covid-19, Dr. Nachman Ash, director general of the Israeli Ministry of Health, told CNN. Israel began its booster program…

Anxiety and depression are increasing as the pandemic goes on. Here’s what you can do
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Anxiety and depression are increasing as the pandemic goes on. Here’s what you can do

If you’re feeling anxious and depressed right now, you’re not alone. Psychological distress, depression and anxiety were prevalent among both men and women half a year into the Covid-19 pandemic and well beyond the initial lockdown periods, according to a new paper published Thursday in Lancet Regional Health-Americas. The study used data on 2,359 adults,…

Easy, kid-friendly ways to make tomato sauce
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Easy, kid-friendly ways to make tomato sauce

You can’t beat the convenience of tomato sauce from a jar, but what about when you’re craving something a little more homemade? You don’t need to keep an Italian nonna on speed-dial, just a helpful kid and a pint of cherry tomatoes or a can of tomatoes to start. Making tomato sauce from scratch is…

CDC study: Unvaccinated 11 times more likely to die from Covid-19
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CDC study: Unvaccinated 11 times more likely to die from Covid-19

People who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 were 11 times more likely to die of the disease and 10 times more likely to be hospitalized with the disease, a study published on Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. The study looked at 600,000 Covid-19 cases in 13 states from April…

FDA takes more time to decide on e-cigarettes
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FDA takes more time to decide on e-cigarettes

The US Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it will need more time to decide whether the biggest-selling e-cigarette products may remain on the market — a delay that infuriated pediatricians and anti-tobacco advocates. The FDA said it has taken action on about 93% of the submitted applications, something it called “significant progress.” The…

An average Covid-19 hospitalization costs Medicare about 150 times more than it does to vaccinate one beneficiary
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An average Covid-19 hospitalization costs Medicare about 150 times more than it does to vaccinate one beneficiary

A Medicare beneficiary hospitalized with Covid-19 costs the health insurance program about 150 times more than it does to fully vaccinate that individual, a CNN analysis shows. Covid-19 vaccines are provided at no direct cost to residents of the United States, but Medicare reimburses health care providers up to $150 to fully vaccinate beneficiaries with…

Recovering from a lack of sleep takes longer than you might think, study says
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Recovering from a lack of sleep takes longer than you might think, study says

Yawning and exhausted from another night of little sleep? Congratulations, you have joined the multitude of people around the globe who suffer from sleep deprivation, a serious problem that can affect your mental and physical health. Sleep problems constitute a “global epidemic that threatens health and quality of life for up to 45% of the…