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Adams makes three point plan to aid hospitals amid the ongoing COVID-19 surge | amNewYork
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"The data that we're seeing, which is cases are increasing and hospitalizations are increasing. 1
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But that's what I'm looking for in the data for us to be able to say that we may be approaching the peak in the coming weeks," said Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 1
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Brazil to vaccinate kids, stops short of demanding scripts
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Taking a cue from Bolsonaro, his health ministry last month published an online questionnaire about the issue, and some of the president's supporters also leery of the vaccine actively engaged on messaging apps trying to pressure people to swing the results. 1
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Op-ed: Breast cancer is disproportionately killing Black women in Chicago. Here's what needs to change.
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While the incidence of breast cancer among Black women is similar to that of white women, Black women have a 42% higher mortality rate. 1
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A 2006 study conducted by the Sinai Health System's research arm found that Black women in Chicago were 68% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, a statistic that was worse than the national average. 1
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US experts question whether counting Covid cases is still the right approach
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Those experts argue that the US has reached a stage in the pandemic where reports of dramatic surges in case counts prompt unnecessary worries and that government officials and the public should instead review death and hospitalization data when considering precautions. 1
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Thousands of Kaiser patients may have received less than full dose of Covid vaccine - SFBay
Nearly 4,000 Kaiser patients may have received slightly less than the recommended dose of their Covid-19 vaccination last fall at Kaiser Permanente's Walnut Creek Medical Center, the health care provider said Monday.
Experts hope Covid-19 variants 'will become less severe'
Experts hope the "direction of travel" for Covid-19 variants is that they become less severe, a leading expert has said.
Coronavirus digest: Fourth jab 'not enough' to fight omicron, study shows | DW | 17.01.2022
An Israeli study found that a fourth shot of the COVID-19 vaccine was able to boost antibodies to higher levels than the third shot, but researchers found that it is still not enough to prevent omicron-variant infections, researchers at Israel's Sheba Medical Center said on Monday.
Trucker vaccine mandate raises questions about risk posed by unvaccinated drivers | CBC News
Unvaccinated truck drivers crossing over the border into Canada may pose a risk of transmitting COVID-19 to the general public, say some infectious diseases doctors and at least one public health expert.
Hospitalized 'for' COVID-19, or in hospital 'with' it? Why raw numbers don't tell the full story | CBC News
Inside a busy intensive care unit in Toronto's east end, Dr. Martin Betts often sees patients grappling with a double diagnosis: a serious health issue coupled with - or caused by - COVID-19.
Pfizer's COVID-19 pill could have real impact in Canada - if we can roll it out fast enough | CBC News
After Canada approved a new treatment for COVID-19, Pfizer's highly effective oral therapeutic Paxlovid, experts are hopeful the highly sought after pill can help control a devastating Omicron-driven surge - if it's rolled out fast enough.