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Texas’ hospital system confirms its first case of new COVID-19 lambda variant

Loading the player… Just when people were beginning to wrap their heads around the delta variant of COVID-19, this week, Texas’ hospital system has become the first to report a case of the lambda variant. According to ABC News, Monday, Houston Methodist Hospital, which operates eight hospitals in its network, confirmed its first case of the… Read More »

Judge: Indiana University can require COVID-19 vaccinations

Indiana University can require its roughly 90,000 students and 40,000 employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 under a federal judge’s ruling that might be the first of its kind regarding college immunization mandates By TOM DAVIES Associated Press July 19, 2021, 8:37 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article INDIANAPOLIS… Read More »

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 »

COVID-19 drug remdesivir may prolong hospital stay, researchers claim

While several studies, including a final report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have concluded that remdesivir in coronavirus patients can speed the recovery process, a new study published in JAMA says it may not shorten hospital stays for all.  The study, which focused on U.S. veterans who were hospitalized for COVID-19, concluded that… Read More »

COVID-19 cases in US could surge during ‘dangerous’ fall, leading to new mandates

A top official at the World Health Organization said Thursday that COVID-19 mutations will likely lead to a surge in cases this fall, prompting parts of the U.S. to bring back health guidelines.  “I could foresee that in certain parts of the country, there could be a reintroduction of indoor mask mandates, distancing and occupancy… Read More »