Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Officials advise wearing masks in Vegas as COVID cases rise

Masks are back in Las Vegas, after regional health officials on Friday cited a rising number of coronavirus cases and advised everyone—vaccinated or not—to wear facial coverings in crowds and indoor places.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

With pandemic worsening in US, surgeon general worried

The U.S. surgeon general said Sunday that he's concerned about what lies ahead with cases of COVID-19 increasing in every state, millions still unvaccinated and a highly contagious virus variant spreading rapidly.

Health

US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII

U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II, public health officials said Wednesday. The decrease for both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans was even worse: ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Senegal sees dramatic COVID-19 surge as major holiday looms

Adama Ndiaye got up before dawn to travel about 25 miles (40 kilometers), hoping that she would be able to get a sheep for the celebration next week of the Muslim holiday of sacrifice, Eid al-Adha.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Los Angeles hopes new mask mandate will reverse virus spike

Los Angeles County residents are again required to wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status—a new mandate starting this weekend that health officials hope will reverse the latest spikes in coronavirus cases, ...

Vaccination

Friends, family key to turning a 'No' on vaccination to a 'Yes'

(HealthDay)—Public health officials and government workers are trying everything they can to promote COVID-19 vaccination—advertisements, news releases, cash lotteries, and even incentives like free beer, joints or doughnuts ...

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