Covid is officially America’s deadliest pandemic as U.S. fatalities surpass 1918 flu estimates

Covid-19 is officially the most deadly outbreak in recent American history, surpassing the estimated U.S. fatalities from the 1918 influenza pandemic. Reported U.S. deaths due to Covid crossed 675,000, the estimated U.S. fatalities from the 1918 flu, and are still increasing. “This is the pandemic I will be studying and teaching to the next generation ofContinue reading “Covid is officially America’s deadliest pandemic as U.S. fatalities surpass 1918 flu estimates”

Health Canada warns people not to treat COVID with ivermectin dewormer as demand surges in feed stores

‘There was an uptick at the beginning of July that forced us to pull it off of our shelves,’ one owner says A health law professor says a belief by some that a medication used to deworm cattle and horses can treat COVID-19 shows how ideology can lead people to embrace misinformation. Timothy Caulfield fromContinue reading “Health Canada warns people not to treat COVID with ivermectin dewormer as demand surges in feed stores”

Inmates Weren’t Told They Were Given An Anti-Parasite Drug Instead Of COVID-19 Meds

Several inmates at a northwest Arkansas jail said they weren’t told a medication they were given to treat COVID-19 was actually an anti-parasite drug that federal health officials have warned should not be used to treat the coronavirus. Three inmates at the Washington County jail told The Associated Press they didn’t know they were beingContinue reading “Inmates Weren’t Told They Were Given An Anti-Parasite Drug Instead Of COVID-19 Meds”

Alberta feed stores inundated with calls for ivermectin over false claims livestock dewormer treats COVID

One store was forced to take the product off its shelves over fears for shoppers’ safety Alberta feed stores say they’re receiving a deluge of callers asking to buy ivermectin due to misinformation that suggests the livestock dewormer can be used to treat COVID-19 in humans. Lance Olson, manager of Lone Star Tack & Feed Inc., located just outside of Calgary,Continue reading “Alberta feed stores inundated with calls for ivermectin over false claims livestock dewormer treats COVID”

FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, a milestone that may help lift public confidence in the shots as the nation battles the most contagious coronavirus mutant yet. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech now carries the strongest endorsement from the Food and Drug Administration, which has neverContinue reading “FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine”

Ron DeSantis Blows Up After His Regeneron Scheme Gets Busted – Farron Balanced

Florida’s Republican governor Ron DeSantis is not happy that the press outed his connections to a donor that owns millions worth of shares of Regeneron as DeSantis tours the state touting the treatment. He lashed out at reporters for allegedly getting the story “wrong,” then tried to misdirect the public about what the reports said.Continue reading “Ron DeSantis Blows Up After His Regeneron Scheme Gets Busted – Farron Balanced”

Pentagon to seek approval to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory

The Pentagon on Monday said that it will seek U.S. President Joe Biden’s approval by the middle of September to require military members to get vaccinated against COVID-19. After setting COVID-19 rules for federal workers, Biden last month directed the Pentagon to look into “how and when” it will require members of the military toContinue reading “Pentagon to seek approval to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory”

3 Senate Democrats draft plan to end federal ban on marijuana

Three top Senate Democrats have a draft plan to end the federal ban on cannabis and implement a series of programs to help communities that have been harmed by the war on drugs, which have disproportionately tended to be communities of color.   Senators Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, Ron Wyden of Oregon and CoryContinue reading “3 Senate Democrats draft plan to end federal ban on marijuana”

US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

The U.S. on Tuesday recommended a “pause” in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccination campaign. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration announcedContinue reading “US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive”

Biden health team hatches new vaccine strategy as variant threat builds

The FDA’s acting commissioner, Janet Woodcock, said in a statement Thursday that the agency would release updates soon. The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to release new standards for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, tests and drugs in the coming weeks — all aimed at preparing the country to beat back fast-spreading virus variants thatContinue reading “Biden health team hatches new vaccine strategy as variant threat builds”

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