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Experts – Wear a Mask and Get Vaccinated for Winter 2021

In a recent forecast, epidemiologist at the IHME of the University of Washington, predicated that Covid-19 surge is not going away during the winter holiday season. IHME Covid-19 Model Predictions In South America, we’re seeing increases in Bolivia, Chile, and Colombia. Chile is the most notable. In the rest of South America, things are coming […]

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I am Thankful For Covid-19 Vaccines

Today, the fourth Thursday of November, is Thanksgiving Day here in the US. On this day, most Americans take time from their busy schedules and gather together with friends and families for the Thanksgiving meal and share what they are grateful for. It is celebrated as a major family reunion and gathering of friends with […]

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MN Long-term Cares Get Staff Boost

Some Minnesota hospitals and long-term care facilities are reportedly experiencing staff shortages and as result sick patients are having problems getting needed care. To mitigate the staff shortages and hospital bed problems, Gov. Tim Walz reportedly has proposed “spending $50 million to help with long-term care staffing as federal officials announced plans for a medical […]

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Covid-19 Cases Surge Among Children

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Covid-19 cases in children have increased by 32% where children accounts for 22% of the total US population. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN that “Cases for every age group have been trending upward in recent week. They had […]

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Covid is Part of Life in MN Hot Spots

The Covid-19 surge has reportedly dug in Minnesota creating a dangerous bottlenecks in hospital EV rooms. The MPR News writes: “COVID hospitalizations have taken a sharp turn upward, a trend that health officials say could have been avoided if more people had been vaccinated. Staff shortages are contributing to a shortage of available hospital beds, […]

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A Flu Pandemic Could be Even Worse

According to National Academy of Medicine, an influenza pandemic like the pandemic of 1918 could be even worse than Covid-19 has been, and the world is not ready to deal with it. Covid-19 has been terrible. … Yet, from an epidemiological perspective, COVID-19 does not represent a ‘worst-case’ pandemic scenario, such as the 1918-19 influenza, […]

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CDC Recommends Booster Shot for All

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly simplified the Covid-19 booster shots by authorizing extra shots of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for all adults. FDA’s vaccine chief Dr. Peter Marks told The Associated Press (AP) that the current approach replaces more complicated eligibility system based on age, health conditions and other factors. […]

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Minnesotans Drop Off Their Covid-19 Guard

According to the MPR News, health officials view some Covid-19 disconnection in Minnesota, because the fall surge suggests some people are letting their guard off even though Covid epidemic is not over yet. Quoting state health officials, the MPR News writes “Minnesota is hitting daily COVID case numbers not seen since the massive spike last […]

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Minnesota Hospitals Get Federal Help

Due to recent fall surge of Covid-19 cases in hospitalization, the federal government is reportedly sending some medical staffs to ease of staff shortages in some Minnesota hospitals. According to Star Tribune, two MN hospitals — HCMC, and CentraCare — including St. Cloud Hospital – have been hit hard by the ever-growing fall COVID-19 surge. […]

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Covid-19 Surge in Greater Minnesota

According to MPR News, recent fall surge of Covid-19 especially in greater Minnesota is putting pressure on state hospitals. “Hospitalizations are especially concerning right now. Bed counts that fell below 100 in mid-July jumped in the late fall; 1,348 people are hospitalized now with COVID — the highest count all year — with 307 needing […]