Antibiotic resistance is a health threat that we cannot ignore

Antimicrobial Resistance (Adobe Stock, unknown) In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) published its first antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance report. This report highlighted the growing threat posed by bacteria resistant to modern medicine, which has already reached alarming proportions in many parts of the world. AMR is now associated with 5 million deaths a year … Read more

The US has seen its biggest spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations since December

Weekly COVID-19 According to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospitalizations across the country are up more than 10%, marking the largest percentage increase in this key indicator of the virus since December. At least 7,109 admissions of patients with the diagnosis COVID-19 were reported nationwide for the week of … Read more

Is Long Vax Syndrome a Rare Side Effect of the Covid-19 Vaccine? The following is known:

While the risk of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) appears to be significantly higher after a … [+] Due to severe infection with acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), there have been reports of people getting POTS after being vaccinated against Covid-19. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Don’t overreact … Read more

Anti-vaccination reports try to blame Madonna’s hospitalization on Covid-19 vaccines

According to her manager, Madonna “developed a severe bacterial infection that led to multiple illnesses.” … [+] Day stay in ICU.” (Photo by Nina Westervelt/WWD via Getty Images) WWD via Getty Images Well, the Died Suddenly Twitter account is at it again. The account wasn’t exactly “like a virgin” when it came to breaking news … Read more

Pride month reaches its grand climax across the country

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of ebullient protesters danced to club music on the streets of New York City on Sunday as bubbles and confetti rained down, and other revelers from Toronto to San Francisco cheered at the grand crescendo of Pride Month. New York’s boisterous crowd strolled and danced down Fifth Avenue into Greenwich … Read more

US intelligence report on origins of COVID-19 dismisses some points raised by proponents of lab leak theory

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials released an intelligence report on Friday dismissing some points made by those who argue that COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab, instead reiterating that American intelligence agencies remain divided about how the pandemic started. The report was released at the behest of Congress, which passed legislation in March giving US … Read more

Health experts speak about the ongoing impact of COVID on highlighted system deficiencies

The Hill brought together medical experts on Thursday morning to reflect on the lessons learned from the pandemic and discuss the future of the US healthcare system following major public health policy shifts. At The Hill’s 2023 Future of Healthcare Summit, moderated by editor-in-chief Bob Cusack and national political reporter Julia Manchester, misinformation about COVID-19 … Read more

The FDA’s vote on future Covid-19 vaccines is a call to action to increase rates

CANNES, FRANCE – JANUARY 13: People are vaccinated against COVID-19 at Cannes Palace … [+] Festivals and Conferences on January 13, 2021 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images) Getty Images Whether it’s in response to a pandemic, an epidemic, or an endemic disease threat, vaccines don’t save lives without vaccination. Healthcare providers leveraged … Read more