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For churchgoers during the Covid-19 pandemic, a deadly lesson from the 1918 flu

To gather or not to gather has been the question at the forefront of the minds of today’s religious leaders and their church members. During the 1918 influenza pandemic that ultimately killed 50 million to 100 million people, different answers to that same question resulted in either collective well-being or widespread, devastating loss. The US…MORE

911 emergency medical system in US ‘at a breaking point,’ ambulance group says

With the Covid-19 surge straining America’s health care system, the 911 emergency call system has been stretched to “the breaking point,” the American Ambulance Association says. Ambulance services are critical in getting sick patients to hospitals for care, and the American Ambulance Association, which represents all of the nation’s ambulance services, said they are struggling…MORE

Missing credit card payments may be an early sign of dementia, study says

Patterns of missing credit card and loan payments could be an early indicator of dementia years before diagnosis, a new study says. The study, published Monday in the medical journal JAMA, looked at Medicare patients living alone across the United States and analyzed their credit data and payments over time. Researchers found that patients with…MORE

Vaccination cards will be issued to everyone getting Covid-19 vaccine, health officials say

Vaccination cards will be issued to everyone getting Covid-19 vaccine, health officials say

The Department of Defense released the first images of a Covid-19 vaccination record card and vaccination kits Wednesday. Vaccination cards will be used as the “simplest” way to keep track of Covid-19 shots, said Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition, which is supporting frontline workers who will administer Covid-19 vaccinations. “Everyone…MORE

What it feels like to get an mRNA coronavirus vaccine

What it feels like to get an mRNA coronavirus vaccine

As the United States inches closer to authorizing a Covid-19 many people may now let themselves start wondering what it will feel like to get it. Is it going to be like the flu vaccine? Will it be more painful? And what about side-effects? The two front-runners for getting an emergency use authorization from the…MORE

The UN removes cannabis from a list of the most dangerous substances

The UN removes cannabis from a list of the most dangerous substances

A United Nations commission has voted to remove cannabis from a list that categorized it as one of the most dangerous drugs — a move that recognizes the plant as having medicinal value. The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs approved a recommendation from the World Health Organization on Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin…MORE

CDC director says colleges ‘stepped up’ despite his concerns that students would make the pandemic difficult to contain

CDC director says colleges ‘stepped up’ despite his concerns that students would make the pandemic difficult to contain

Despite early outbreaks of Covid-19 on college campuses, mitigation strategies have helped fight the virus, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Dr. Robert Redfield said in a livestream Wednesday with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation that, despite his initial concerns that colleges would struggle to contain infections, schools have…MORE

CDC says 14-day Covid-19 quarantine can be shortened to 7 to 10 days

CDC says 14-day Covid-19 quarantine can be shortened to 7 to 10 days

Covid-19 quarantine periods can be as short as seven to 10 days for some people, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday, but a 14-day quarantine after coronavirus exposure remains the safest option. In new guidance, CDC says people could leave quarantine without taking a test if they do not develop any…MORE