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AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson to resume Covid-19 vaccine trials in US

AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson to resume Covid-19 vaccine trials in US

Drugmakers AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson both said Friday they are set to resume their paused coronavirus vaccine trials in the United States after health scares. AstraZeneca’s trial had been on hold since early September, and Johnson & Johnson’s trial had been paused since earlier this month AstraZeneca said the US Food and Drug Administration…MORE

In Mississippi, more White people now have gotten Covid-19 than African Americans. Attitudes about masks might help explain why, official says

In Mississippi, more White people now have gotten Covid-19 than African Americans. Attitudes about masks might help explain why, official says

For the longest time in this pandemic, coronavirus had infected and killed more African Americans in Mississippi than White people, which experts explained in part by pointing to racial health disparities in one of the most impoverished states. Early on, Black Mississippians accounted for roughly 60% of the state’s cases and deaths, the state health…MORE

Women face struggles as patients with Covid-19 — and beyond

Women face struggles as patients with Covid-19 — and beyond

Women’s health is about far more than reproductive health. That was true long before the coronavirus pandemic struck, says Maya Dusenbery, author of “Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick.” Women already face many inequities in the health care system, documented in Dusenbery’s 2017 book,…MORE

Carbon monoxide poisoning or Covid-19? Here’s how you can tell

Carbon monoxide poisoning or Covid-19? Here’s how you can tell

As the Northern Hemisphere heads into winter, whether a fever and cough mean the flu or Covid-19 is a nerve-racking guessing game. There is, however, a silent killer that causes similar symptoms and could be lurking in your home. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that’s produced when a fossil fuel — coal, crude…MORE

Coronavirus pandemic is causing ‘unacceptable’ shortages in US drug supplies, report says

Coronavirus pandemic is causing ‘unacceptable’ shortages in US drug supplies, report says

The coronavirus pandemic is causing “unacceptable” shortages of US drug supplies in the United States, according to a report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota. The report says shortages have limited 29 of 40 drugs critical for treating Covid-19 patients, including propofol, albuterol, midazolam, hydroxychloroquine, fentanyl,…MORE

Social distancing limited Covid-19 spread for Major League Baseball teams

Social distancing limited Covid-19 spread for Major League Baseball teams

When the Philadelphia Phillies met the Miami Marlins on the field last July, a batch of Marlins players were infected with coronavirus, although they didn’t know it. One case led to 19 other cases — a superspreader event, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. But with no fans in the stands…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Former ‘Home Improvement’ star Zachery Ty Bryan is in a lot of trouble.  According to his girlfriend, he pulled her out of bed by the hair and started beating her over missing cell phone chargers.  He has been charged with strangulation and coercion, which are both felonies, as well as 6 misdemeanors.  He has been…

Thursday’s Dirt

Ozzy Osbourne had a pretty bad 2019.  He had a serious fall, neck surgery, an infection in his hand and was hospitalized with the flu.  And he knows exactly what to blame for his bad luck…a haunted doll.  Ozzy and Jack went to see Robert the Doll in Key West as part of their show…