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2021

U.S. to Stick With International Travel Restrictions

U.S. to Stick With International Travel RestrictionsMONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant around the world means that the United States will continue with COVID-19 international travel restrictions for now, a White House official said Monday.The Delta variant now accounts for 83% of all U.S. coronavirus cases, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.While the Biden administration recognizes the importance of international travel, COVID-19 cases are rising in the United States and that's likely to continue in the coming weeks, said the official who wasn't authorized to discuss the issue, the Associated Press reported.Earlier this month, President Joe Biden said his administration was "in the process" of considering how soon the United States could lift...

Major Medical Groups Call for Mandatory COVID...

26 July 2021
Major Medical Groups Call for Mandatory COVID Vaccination for Health WorkersMONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- All health care workers should be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, dozens of major U.S. medical groups said in a joint statement released Monday."Due to the recent COVID-19 surge and the availability of safe and effective vaccines, our health care organizations and societies advocate that all health care and long-term care employers require their workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine," the statement said."This is the logical fulfillment of the ethical commitment of all health care workers to put patients, as well as residents of long-term care facilities, first and take all steps necessary to ensure their health and well-being," it said.The groups include the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American...

Worry, Depression, Burnout: Survey Finds College...

26 July 2021
Worry, Depression, Burnout: Survey Finds College Students Stressed as Fall Term NearsMONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Like many of her peers, Ohio State University engineering student Mary Trabue spent much of the pandemic taking classes online. And she was struggling."I don't know what was wrong, but I just felt tired all the time because I wasn't sleeping," she said. "And I knew I couldn't continue down that path."Whether a question of COVID-related depression, anxiety, burnout or all of the above, a new Ohio State survey suggests that Trabue is not alone.Conducted between August 2020 and April 2021, the survey found that 71% of nearly 1,100 Ohio State University (OSU) students said they were battling burnout this past spring. That's up from about 40% back in the summer of 2020.Students also reported a notable rise in both anxiety and depression, as COVID-19...

Worried About Delta-Linked 'Breakthrough' Infections?...

26 July 2021
Worried About Delta-Linked `Breakthrough` Infections? Experts Explain the RisksMONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Even if they're fully vaccinated against COVID-19, certain people may need to take extra precautions to prevent "breakthrough" infections with the highly transmissible Delta variant, experts say.The Delta variant is causing most of the new COVID cases in the United States, and older people and those with immune-compromising conditions may be at greater risk than others, say researchers. For the general public, they stressed, "breakthrough infections" among fully vaccinated people can happen -- but they are rarely severe."The end game is most people who get breakthrough infections either have very mild symptoms or no symptoms. They rarely end up in the hospital, and they don't die," said Dr. Robert Murphy, executive director of the Institute...

Can COVID Transmit Easily on Crowded School Buses?

26 July 2021
Can COVID Transmit Easily on Crowded School Buses?MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers some reassuring news for parents of kids returning to school soon: The risk of acquiring COVID-19 on the school bus is very low when proper precautions are taken.With open windows, mandated masking and two kids per seat, there was no transmission of the new coronavirus linked to busing even during the height of the pandemic, the study found."Until recently, there has been a paucity of data related to bus transportation and the transmission of COVID-19," said Dr. Teresa Murray Amato, chair of emergency medicine at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital, in New York City. "This is a promising study that appears to confirm that mask-wearing and air filtration can make bus transportation safe for children during this...
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