Eye Disorder May Cause ‘Severe’ Complications From COVID

eye disorder

Scientists have discovered a possible link between an eye disorder called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and “severe” complications and mortality from COVID-19. Reported observations signal toward AMD patients have a higher risk of: Respiratory failure and death (25%). Type 2 diabetes (21%). and obesity (13%). Eye Disorder AMD and COVID-19 Researchers from Boston University Chobanian […]

Study Shows COVID-19 Vaccines Prevented Over 3 Million Deaths


Pretty much everyone around the world has been affected by COVID-19 in one aspect or another. Almost two years ago, the first person outside of clinical testing received the COVID vaccine in the United States. A recent study released by the Commonwealth Fund, shows COVID-19 vaccines have been able to prevent over three million deaths. […]

Booster Up and Avoid COVID and Flu This Holiday Season


Earlier this month, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioner Scott Britton, Cook County Health (CCH) CEO Israel Rocha, and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Chief Operating Officer Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck held a press conference to launch a new COVID and flu vaccination awareness campaign called “Boost Up Cook County.” They also shared […]

Pilsen Food Pantry Starts a Petition to Purchase Church

Pilsen Food Pantry

Fighting to Help the Underprivileged The Pilsen Food Pantry has started a petition to encourage the Archdiocese of Chicago to consider its offer to purchase the old church where it operates. The food pantry is in a convenient location and is heavily used by the community. Most of its patrons come on foot, so moving […]

RSV, COVID, and Other Illnesses Are Overwhelming Hospitals


The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has come back earlier than usual. The virus has also infected more people than expected, leading to more patients putting and putting a strain on hospitals. Viruses normally “spread out over time” according to Céline Gounder, a professor at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. RSV infections are happening […]

People Can Contract COVID-19 Even at Outdoor Gatherings


In past years COVID-19 has been less likely to be contracted while outdoors, however, the new strains don’t play by the same rules. Katrine Wallace, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, says this is most likely due to the power of the new variants and subvariants. The hardest hit groups in America […]

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Receives FDA EUA for Ages 12 to 17


Novamax Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted its COVID-19 vaccine, NVX-CoV2373, emergency usage authorization (EUA) for youth ages 12 to 17 on Friday. Last month, the company received emergency approval for adults 18 and older. FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D. said: “Authorizing an additional COVID-19 vaccine expands the available options […]

New Study Suggests Booster Shots Are Important


A new study suggests that it is important to receive the COVID-19 booster shot to help stave off major infection. The new Omicron subvariant has proven to be able to evade the body’s immune response to previous infection or the vaccine. This is why getting a booster is important, say scientists. Doing so generates enough […]

Omicron Subvariant Becomes Dominant in the US


A new omicron subvariant (BA.5) has become dominant in the United States. As of Saturday, the subvariant accounts for roughly 54% of the nation’s COVID-19 infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Omicron’s subvariant BA.4 makes up 17% more of the country’s infections. COVID-19 has been a pain for humankind since […]

Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 Subvariants Have Become Dominant in the U.S.


COVID-19 is still spreading, and there’s no sign of it letting up soon. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this pandemic has not passed unnoticed by the various branches of intelligence services worldwide. Recent reports from Russia and other Eastern Bloc countries suggest that something far more sinister than influenza may be happening. Although details remain sparse, what has […]

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