Maryland confirms South African coronavirus variant

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Saturday that the state confirmed a case of a coronavirus variant initially detected in South Africa. The case was confirmed in an unnamed adult Baltimore resident with no abroad travel history, which suggests the variant is likely

COVID-19 vaccine ruled out as cause of death in California man

Officials have ruled out coronavirus vaccination as the cause of death in a California man, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday. The 64-year-old unnamed health care worker died on Jan. 21 several hours after receiving the vaccine. “Through our investigation, we

Top epidemiologist urges single doses of COVID-19 vaccine

A top infectious disease expert said Sunday the US needs to rush giving out the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine before an anticipated “Category 5” hurricane-like surge in cases. Michael Osterholm, who was an advisor to President Joe Biden’s transition team,

Coronavirus sees uptick in demand for home care workers

ATLANTA – While hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, home care workers are working to keep up with a surge in demand. Many families are increasingly depending on home care workers to take care of their vulnerable family members amid the ongoing pandemic. “Home

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