India's New Epidemic Maims Patients; Surgeons Remove Eyes, Nose, Jaw
A new epidemic is spreading throughout India amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic and is leaving victims blind, noseless, or without a jaw. Mucormycosis, or also known as "black fungus," has left surgeons with little choice but to remove a patient's eyes, nose, or jaw.
COVID-19 Inoculation Rates Spike Up in States With Most Number of Infections
Inoculations are starting to pick up in a number of states where there is an uptick in COVID-19 cases. According to White House officials on Thursday, the situation is a semblance that the summer surge is arousing the attention of vaccine-dubious Americans as the Southern is being inundated with patients.
COVID-19 ‘Pingdemic,’ Brexit Leads to UK Food and Fuel Shortages As Number of Stay At Home Workers Increase
In the UK, a remarkable increase in COVID-19 cases is prompting numerous workers to stay at home. Now, they are experiencing fuel supply issues at retail sites.
J&J Vaccines Recipients Develop Rare Nerve Condition; Experts Say Benefits 'Far Outweigh' Risks
Health experts reported that recipients of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have sometimes reported developing a rare nerve disorder known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The condition causes muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis to affected individuals.
Jerome Adams Says CDC Should Revise Guidelines Due to Delta Variant Prevalence, Urges People to "Vax It and Mask It"
Trump Surgeon General Jerome Adams is prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reevaluate its mask advisory. He said he knows how to be "well-intentioned but wrong on masking."
Fake COVID-19 Administered to at Least 800 Uganda Residents; 2 Suspects Arrested, 1 Still on the Run
At least 800 Uganda residents were victimized by a scam that injected them with fake coronavirus vaccines. Two suspects were arrested and one continues to evade authorities. Officials said the scam did not pose a threat to the health of the victims as the vials contained mostly water and no dangerous ingredients.
Parental Consent Would be Needed for Minors to get COVID-19 Vaccination in Some Regions
Minors in Tennessee would have to provide proof of parental consent if they want to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new ruling said. The decision follows one official sharing a memo of a decades-old policy that authorized health care providers to decide whether or not minors can decide for themselves.
Dr. Fauci, Senator Rand Paul Argue on False Accusations About COVID-19 Origin
Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul exchanged disputes at a Senate hearing on Tuesday over whether the NIH funded contentious research Paul alleges may have contributed to the pandemic. Paul said to Fauci that "it is a crime to lie to Congress.”
J&J Vaccine Less Effective Against Delta Variant, Study Says Amid Surge of Infections in the US
The Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States as a recent study found that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not effective against the deadly strain. The study's researchers encouraged residents who have gotten the J&J vaccine to consider booster shots from other brands.
South Korean Ship Crew Airlifted to the Mainland After Massive COVID Outbreak Infecting Hundreds
Hundreds of South Korean sailors are being airlifted back to their home country after a massive outbreak of coronavirus infections in a navy ship destroyer. The vessel was stationed for an anti-piracy mission shortly before the beginning of the region's vaccination campaign.
FDA Issues Nationwide Recall of Kimchi Products After Samples Were Found to Have Listeria Contamination
The FDA detected Listeria monocytogenes in 5000 Years Foods Inc. kimchi products prompting a nationwide recall to various retail outlets.
China Opposes Wuhan Lab Leak Theory As COVID-19 Origin, But WHO Still Uncertain
The Foreign Ministry of China called on the WHO to maintain its professional and scientific position in tracing the origins of COVID-19. The agency's proposal is reportedly inconsistent with the position of China and many nations.
China Recorded First Rare Monkey B Virus Death; Will It Cause a New Pandemic?
A veterinarian in China was reported the first to die with the rare Monkey B Virus. Would this rare infection be another threat as global pandemic?
COVID-19 Can Infect the Human Brain As Proven in Study Using Simulated Stem Cell Model
A research conducted by a university used a stem cell model showing how COVID-19 infects the brain. Scientists are looking for ways to mitigate its effects on the brain to lessen SARS-CoV-2 effects on patients.
Ted Cruz Accuses Biden of Trampling Free Speech As He Attacks Social Media Sites Due to Vaccine Misinformation
Sen. Ted Cruz accused the Biden administration of being "in bed with Big Tech." This comes as the White House initiated an effort to tackle misinformation.