Euless Teen Encourages Peers to Get Vaccinated – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

MSN Since the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approved for teens, as of May 24, 174,697 Texans between the ages of 12 and 15 have gotten their first shot. Public health officials are encouraged by the quick pace, but…

School Board Resolution Requires In-Person Learning in Fall – NBC Chicago

MSN The Illinois State Board of Education voted to adopt a resolution requiring schools to resume in-person learning for the fall school year, with few exceptions. Meanwhile, Chicago will no longer require masks for fully vaccinated people in…

Why are people refusing the COVID 19 vaccine in SC?

MSN Marcus Polk, 64, still isn’t convinced that COVID-19 vaccines do any good. Polk, a construction site safety engineer who lives in Winnsboro, a small town north of Columbia, has a litany of concerns about the doses. He…

The Pandemic’s Trauma Won’t Just Go Away

MSN “I don’t feel that we’re doomed,” Silver told me. “I do still believe that we will get through this.” She and other experts I talked with noted that people are resilient, and often more so than they…

Why are COVID-19 vaccine side effects sometimes more intense after the second dose?

MSN Mild side effects are common after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, but for people who receive two-dose regimens, stronger symptoms are more commonly experienced after the second shot. Side effects may include a headache, fatigue, achiness, fever and…

Ramadan Concerns Climb; New Curbs on Indian Fliers: Virus Update

MSN Southeast Asia’s biggest predominantly Muslim nations are tightening movement restrictions to avert a possible surge in Covid-19 infections around the Ramadan holidays. Direct flights from India and Pakistan into Canada were suspended, and the U.K. announced a…

Charlotte woman, COVID long hauler wrote her own obituary

MSN Leiah Jones spoke directly in her last words, urging others to remember “long-haul” COVID-19 sufferers who may not survive the pandemic. Before Jones died on March 12, she had taken the unusual step to write her own…

COVID long-haulers are killing themselves as symptoms become too painful to bear – but support groups offer relief

MSN Experts say there may be a link between severe post-COVID symptoms and increased suicide risks. Texas Roadhouse CEO Kent Taylor’s suicide last month highlighted COVID’s impact on mental health. Severe tinnitus and continuous “brain fog” are some…

COVID Long Haulers Could Change the Disability System | Healthiest Communities Health News

MSN For Chantelle James, a registered nurse who lives in the suburbs of Austin, Texas, the push to keep worker’s compensation and receive short-term disability benefits has been demoralizing. In August 2020, the 43-year-old tested positive for COVID-19…

Health officials encourage COVID-19 vaccine for those who have recovered from the virus

MSN BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – “It’s important for everybody to get vaccinated regardless of whether you’ve had an infection with COVID before in the past.” That’s according to Texas Experts Vaccine Allocation Panel member Dr. Gerald Parker. “There’s…