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7 children in ICU, 2 on life support as they battle delta variant of COVID-19

Loading the player… At least seven children are in the intensive care unit in Mississippi as the state continues to battle the delta variant of COVID-19 — and two of the children are on life support.  On Twitter on Tuesday, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, a Mississippi Department of Health official, tweeted an update to an earlier… Read More »

Jackson State student in need of new kidney after COVID-19 battle

Loading the player… Jackson State University student Tiranda Plummer is marching to the beat of hope as she awaits a match for a kidney transplant. Plummer is a straight-A biology and pre-med student and member of the HBCU’s storied Sonic Boom of the South marching band. Since contracting COVID-19 in January, dialysis treatments she’s receiving… Read More »

Fauci and Paul Farmer see slow process ahead in COVID battle

Medical experts called the idea that a coronavirus vaccine would allow life to immediately return to normal “magical thinking,” describing instead a slow process of inoculating the public during which public health measures like masking and distancing would still be needed. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and a leader of America’s coronavirus… Read More »

John Ivison: The math of saving lives — Canada’s drug battle leaves patients caught in the middle

Article content continued We feel that everyone is blaming someone else and patients are caught in the middle Vertex has done spectacularly well from Trikafta this year, reporting sales of US$ 918 million in second quarter of this year, from zero last year. That helped the company’s net income to soar 213 per cent year… Read More »