Category Archives: CNN – Health

Here’s a look at how the different coronavirus vaccines work

Here’s a look at how the different coronavirus vaccines work

There’s good news about coronavirus vaccines. At least three of the experimental vaccines show remarkable efficacy, at least according to information released by the makers in news releases. Global vaccine giant AstraZeneca reports its vaccine prevented coronavirus infection 62% of the time when people got two doses a month apart. But in a subgroup of…MORE

As Covid-19 cases surge, health care workers say PPE is still a struggle

As Covid-19 cases surge, health care workers say PPE is still a struggle

As the country grapples with surging coronavirus cases, some hospitals, clinics and nursing facilities are still struggling to maintain adequate supplies of personal protective equipment. After international supply chains were severely disrupted in early in the pandemic, states were left battling each other for limited shares of PPE. Hospitals and other facilities, especially in the…MORE

Covid-19 is taking a devastating toll on Filipino American nurses

Covid-19 is taking a devastating toll on Filipino American nurses

Nearly a third of the nurses who’ve died of coronavirus in the US are Filipino, even though Filipino nurses make up just 4% of the nursing population nationwide. A recent report from the largest nurses’ union in the country revealed the disproportionate number of deaths. It’s a jarring statistic researchers are working to understand and…MORE

US sets record for Covid-19 hospitalizations amid fall surge

US sets record for Covid-19 hospitalizations amid fall surge

There are 88,080 people currently hospitalized with Covid-19, setting a record for hospitalizations amid a continuing fall surge, according to the Covid Tracking Project. This is the highest number of Covid-19 hospitalizations the nation has ever experienced since the pandemic hit the US. Hospital systems around the country have been warning their staffing and ICU…MORE

Navajo Nation faces devastating loss from Covid-19 pandemic

A thick cloud of dust kicks up behind cars as they meander down a rugged dirt road into town. The bone-shaking journey to Pinon, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation is a long one filled with sharp bumps and deep potholes. Much like the drive into Pinon, the Navajo Nation’s struggles with the coronavirus have been…MORE

Experts have questions about AstraZeneca’s vaccine data

Experts have questions about AstraZeneca’s vaccine data

Vaccine experts — including those who serve on advisory committees for the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — have questions about data released Monday by AstraZeneca about its Covid-19 vaccine. In a press release Monday, the pharmaceutical giant announced that its vaccine is on average 70%…MORE

Covid-19 vaccine no ‘walk in the park,’ CDC committee told

Covid-19 vaccine no ‘walk in the park,’ CDC committee told

Americans need to be prepared for the possibility that they may feel a little unwell after they get a coronavirus vaccine, if one is authorized, members of a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee said Monday. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met to discuss whether to recommend use of any…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Yesterday a judge ruled that R Kelly’s sex trafficking and racketeering case will go to trial April 7th in Brooklyn.  Jurors will be selected over 10 days in mid-March. Kanye West is said to be trying to clone himself.  He is said to want an army of clones using his DNA because it’s his ‘duty…

Thursday’s Dirt

A lot of people were upset that ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ wouldn’t be on TV this year but that’s all changed!  Apple TV+ owns the rights to the Charlie Brown specials and have reached an agreement to show it on PBS November 22nd. Naya Rivera’s estate is suing for wrongful death.  The father of her…