Tag Archives: health

The COVID-19 variants health officials are watching

The coronavirus pathogen has continuously mutated during the pandemic, often becoming more virulent strains. Infectious disease experts maintain that the mutated strains circulating in the United States do not evade protection from vaccines available in the U.S., but they pose a danger to holdouts who have not received their shots. In fact, hospitals in certain… Read More »

Zombie health care news

Although I am advancing rapidly into almost complete retirement, there are some days/weeks when I can’t refrain from pointing out some of the troubling health care news I see.  This is one such week. First, the COVID zombie news My local Star Tribune newspaper delivered this front page news: University of Minnesota, Mayo report COVID-fighting success… Read More »

Immediate HIV treatment reduces out-of-pocket health expenditures

The policy of offering HIV treatment to all people with HIV, regardless of CD4 cell count, has important economic benefits, a randomised study from Eswatini shows. Patients spent 49% less on health expenditures, with the greatest savings coming from not seeking care from private providers and traditional healers. In sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 40% of financing… Read More »

COVID study uncovers a surprise: Health workers may be at less risk than others

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada Even unvaccinated health workers had a lower rate of lab-confirmed cases than the overall community – 1.33 per 10,000 person-days versus 1.96, researchers concluded Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: May 27, 2021  •  6 hours ago  •  5 minute read  •  38 Comments “We’re just not seeing… Read More »