Tag Archives: COVID19

Emergency department visits related to opioid overdoses up significantly during COVID-19 pandemic

Emergency department visit rates because of an opioid overdose increased by 28.5% across the U.S. in 2020, compared to 2018 and 2019, recent Mayo Clinic research finds. Emergency visits overall decreased by 14% last year, while visits because of an opioid overdose increased by 10.5%. The result: Opioid overdoses were responsible for 0.32 out of… Read More »

New test can detect your immunity to COVID-19 post-vaccination – how protected are you?

Cases of coronavirus fell for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday and the unprecedented vaccination effort is bound to have contributed to the positive trend. The threat posed by coronavirus still persists, however. A new variant is under investigation by Public Health England (PHE). The perennial threat of new variants means it is important that… Read More »

Covid-19 UK: ‘Vaccines AND masks are best way to protect ourselves’ after Freedom Day

Vaccines AND masks are best way to protect ourselves after Freedom Day, says scientist behind Oxford University’s Covid vaccine Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert says wearing masks indoors is ‘a sign of respect’  The mandate on wearing masks will be dropped on ‘Freedom Day’ on Monday  Boris Johnson urged people to continue wearing masks in busy… Read More »

FDA adds warning about rare reaction to J&J COVID-19 vaccine

Loading the player… U.S. regulators on Monday added a new warning to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine about links to a rare and potentially dangerous neurological reaction, but said it’s not entirely clear the shot caused the problem. The Food and Drug Administration announced the new warning, flagging reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome, an immune system… Read More »