Moderna COVID-19 vaccine gets Health Canada approval for kids 12+ – National |

As the Delta variant rages through unvaccinated populations in Canada ahead of the back-to-school season, children aged 12 and up will now be able to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Health Canada authorized the use of the highly effective mRNA vaccine for Canadian children between the ages of 12 and 17 on Friday morning. The … Read more

2 deaths recorded for COVID-19 bringing the total deaths to 17

241 new COVID-19 cases have been announced – 17 new cases are from Fiji Times, Food City Suva, Matanisivoro Settlement, National Kidney Centre in Nadera, Suva City Council and Tamavua-i-Wai. There are 2 deaths confirmed as a result of COVID-19 which brings the total deaths to 17 in Fiji, with 15 of these deaths during … Read more

Evidence grows stronger for COVID-19 vaccine link to heart issue, CDC says

A higher-than-usual number of cases of a type of heart inflammation has been reported following COVID-19 vaccination, especially among young men following their second dose of an mRNA vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Overall, 226 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis after vaccination in people younger than age 30 have been … Read more

CDC to hold ’emergency meeting’ over 226 cases of heart inflammation following COVID-19 vaccines | Daily Mail Online

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called an ’emergency meeting’ over 226 cases of heart inflammation in people who have had either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.  US health officials will gather on June 18 to discuss the issue, saying the number of cases were higher than expected, although still rare. … Read more

Lung disease looked like COVID-19, but was reaction to birds

As COVID-19 deaths surged in January, Christy Berger worried she had all the symptoms of a coronavirus infection. She started to feel her lungs when she breathed — a strange sensation that wasn’t painful or uncomfortable, but more like a tickle or an itch. Then, the 52-year-old began having such severe shortness of breath that … Read more

COVID-19 patients from Australian ICUs still reporting symptoms six months after infection – ABC News

Experts have been tracking the long-term health outcomes of Australians recovering from severe COVID-19 disease, and early results show roughly two in three people have ongoing issues. Key points: The study is being conducted across 30 different hospitals in Australia and is a collaboration between researchers, physiotherapists, doctors, and nursing staff who work in intensive care units (ICUs). … Read more

When should you seek medical attention if you have COVID-19? Sooner than you might think | CBC News

Throughout the pandemic, Toronto emergency physician Dr. Lisa Salamon has seen a certain type of patient show up over and over — younger adults with COVID-19 who aren’t gasping for air and seem to be breathing fine. That is, until medical teams check their oxygen levels. “When they come in, their oxygen saturations are really … Read more

The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine pause is a good move

Emotions have been running high since the Food and Drug Administration recommended a pause in administering the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in the United States. The sudden step was intended to give the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention time to assess the threat of rare but serious blood clots in … Read more

US will temporarily stop using Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine

Federal health agencies will temporarily stop using Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine after six women developed blood clots, including one who died, according to officials and a new report Tuesday.  The Food and Drug Adminstration announced the pause, saying there’ve been a half-dozen reports of a “rare & severe type of blood clot” in patients … Read more

What is COVID-19 brain fog — and how can you clear it? – Harvard Health Blog – Harvard Health Publishing

As a cognitive behavioral neurologist, I’ve been hearing from many individuals who are complaining of “brain fog” after infection with COVID-19. So I thought it was worth discussing exactly what COVID-19 brain fog is, and some things to do that might help clear it. What is brain fog? Let’s start by trying to understand brain … Read more