Florida COVID update: Coronavirus cases lower statewide

Florida COVID update: Coronavirus cases lower statewide

A car waits in line at the Tropical Park Nomi Health COVID-19 Testing Location in Miami, Florida, on Thursday, January 5, 2023. D.A. Varela dvarela@miamiherald.com What is the COVID-19 situation like in Florida? The average number of cases decreased and deaths increased in the latest seven-day period in the state. As of Thursday, Feb. 2, … Read more

Safer Internet Day good time to review safety

Safer Internet Day good time to review safety

What are your plans for this coming Tuesday? That’s a rhetorical question, but whatever they are, I have one more thing to add. Feb. 7 is Safer Internet Day, when people all over the world will pause to think and talk about how to make the internet a safer and better place for their families, … Read more

GOP attorneys general warn CVS, Walgreens against mailing abortion pill in their states

GOP attorneys general warn CVS, Walgreens against mailing abortion pill in their states

Mifepristone (Mifeprex) and Misoprostol, the two drugs used in a medication abortion, are seen at the Women’s Reproductive Clinic, which provides legal medication abortion services, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on June 17, 2022. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images Republican attorneys general in 20 states warned CVS and Walgreens this week against mailing … Read more

COVID vaccine, testing sites set to close across Bay Area

COVID vaccine, testing sites set to close across Bay Area

COVID vaccination and testing sites that served millions of Bay Area residents are set to wind down their operations in the coming months, signifying an end to a key part of the region’s massive mobilization of public health resources that ramped up three years ago in the first days of a once-in-a-century pandemic. The impending … Read more

Study suggests robust lung mucosal immunity against SARS-CoV-2 can be better achieved through hybrid immunity, as opposed to peripheral vaccination alone

Study suggests robust lung mucosal immunity against SARS-CoV-2 can be better achieved through hybrid immunity, as opposed to peripheral vaccination alone

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers characterized immunological responses by pulmonary mucosal tissues post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination and/or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, to assess the impact of hybrid immune protection on the durability of mucosal immunological responses. Study: Long-term respiratory mucosal immune memory to SARS-CoV-2 … Read more

DeSantis responds to Trump attacks by pointing to his reelection

DeSantis responds to Trump attacks by pointing to his reelection

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday brushed off former President Donald Trump’s latest attacks with a simple message: check the scoreboard.  Asked during a news conference about Trump’s criticism over the weekend of his approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, DeSantis responded with a reminder that he won reelection last year by the largest margin of … Read more

Rishi Sunak braces for biggest UK strike in 12 years – POLITICO

Rishi Sunak braces for biggest UK strike in 12 years – POLITICO

LONDON — Public sector workers on strike, the cost-of-living climbing, and a government on the ropes. “It’s hard to miss the parallels” between the infamous ‘Winter of Discontent’ of 1978-79 and Britain in 2023, says Robert Saunders, historian of modern Britain at Queen Mary, University of London. Admittedly, the comparison only goes so far. In … Read more

Biden intends to end Covid-19 and public health emergencies on May 11

Biden intends to end Covid-19 and public health emergencies on May 11

CNN  —  President Joe Biden intends to end the Covid-19 national and public health emergencies on May 11, the White House said Monday. The White House, in a statement of administration policy announcing opposition to two Republican measures to end the emergencies, said the national emergency and public health emergency authorities declared in response to … Read more

COVID-19 still a global health emergency, says WHO – POLITICO

COVID-19 still a global health emergency, says WHO – POLITICO

The verdict is in: The COVID-19 pandemic is still a global health emergency, the World Health Organization has concluded. But it might not be for much longer.  The decision from the WHO — exactly three years after COVID-19 was first declared a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) — comes after a meeting of … Read more

WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at a ‘transition point’

WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at a ‘transition point’

CNN  —  Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Monday, but it acknowledged the pandemic is at a “transition point.” WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee discussed the pandemic on Friday at its 14th meeting on Covid-19, and Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concurred that the public health emergency of international … Read more