Workers at Apple iPhone factory in China beaten in COVID protest

Employees at the world’s biggest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained in protests over pay amid anti-virus controls, according to witnesses and videos on social media Wednesday, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to combat a renewed rise in infections. Videos that said they were filmed at the factory in the central city of … Read more

Fauci Urges Americans ‘One Last Time’ to Get COVID Shots

Nov. 22, 2022 – White House officials on Friday urged Americans – again – to get their COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, as the latest booster shot has a better immune response to the evolving COVID-19 variants BA.4 and BA.5. “Recent data that has come out indicate that, in fact, if you are vaccinated and boosted, … Read more

A Growing List of Musicians Sidelined Due to Long COVID

SOURCES:  Lungi Naidoo, singer songwriter, South Africa.  Twitter.com: @carseatheadrest, Oct. 18, 2022. David Putrino, PhD, director, Rehabilitation Innovation for the Mount Sinai Health System, New York City. Jason Maley, MD, director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Critical Illness and COVID-19 Survivorship Program. CDC: “Nearly One in Five American Adults Who Have Had COVID-19 Still Have … Read more

Without Guidelines, Docs Make Their Own Long COVID Protocols

SOURCES: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: “PASC Dashboard.” Janna Friedly, MD, executive director, Post-COVID Rehabilitation and Recovery Clinic, University of Washington. National Institutes of Health: “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines,” “RECOVER: Researching COVID,” “RECOVER Program Takes First Steps in Advancing Toward Clinical Trials to Better Understand Long COVID.” Cancer: “Prevalence and Characteristics … Read more

White House launches year-end push to improve lagging COVID vaccinations

The White House on Wednesday launched a six week sprint aimed at convincing Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine before the end of the year. The administration said the focus of the campaign will be on seniors and vulnerable communities hardest hit by the virus. Public health officials have repeatedly warned that the U.S. … Read more

Myocarditis After COVID Vaccine Still Rare, But Risks Remain

Nov. 22, 2022 – The overall risk of myocarditis after a COVID-19 vaccination remains rare, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. At the same time, developing inflammation of the heart muscle appears to be more common in men ages 18-29 who receive the Moderna shot. The researchers recommended the Pfizer … Read more

Europe is running out of doctors – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. LE VIGAN, France — Doctors in the small French town of Le Vigan are getting older. In a bid to attract new GPs to replace the three retiring soon, they built — from the ground up — an interdisciplinary medical center, the model having been … Read more

Is It a Surge? Flu Season Gains Strength Before Holidays

Editor’s note: See cold and flu activity in your location with the WebMD tracker.  Nov. 21, 2022 — The 2022-2023 flu season continues its early start as respiratory illness activity climbed to levels typically seen in January or February, according to a new report from the CDC.  One important measure of the season’s severity, the proportion of … Read more

Biden kowtows to Xi Jinping and lets China get away with murder

The much ballyhooed meeting in Bali between the American president and the Chinese dictator was striking — for what wasn’t discussed.   Among the unmentionables were fentanyl, Uyghur, and — the big one — COVID. It’s almost like Joe Biden was sitting in the Confucius Institute classroom at Stanford University, where certain topics are forbidden. Chief among these are Tibet, Taiwan … Read more

Flu variant that hits kids and seniors harder than other strains is dominant in U.S. right now

A sign advertising flu shots is displayed at a Walgreens pharmacy on January 22, 2018 in San Francisco, California. A strong strain of H3N2 influenza has claimed the lives of 74 Californians under the age of 65 since the flu season began in October of last year. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images A variant of … Read more