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    A woman with a 'very dangerous' brain tumor broke down in tears as she revealed she cannot get surgery to remove it despite doctors saying she needs the procedure ASAP — because the hospital is full of COVID patients. Amanda Harris, from Portland Oregon, found out she had a brain tumor in October 2021, and was told by her neurologist that she needed to get it surgically removed as soon as possible or it could cause 'irreparable harm' to her brain. Her doctors are not sure if the tumor is cancerous or not, but because it is 'pressed up against her brain stem' it needs to be taken out immediately.  Unfortunately, Amanda said she is not able to undergo the lifesaving procedure since there are no more beds left in the ICU due to all of the people who are suffering from COVID-19.  A woman with a brain tumor revealed she can't get surgery to remove it despite doctors saying she needs the procedure ASAP - because the hospital if full of anti-vax COVID patients Amanda Harris, from Portland Oregon,...
    Philadelphia police apprehended the two suspects shortly after the incident and rushed both to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. At least one of the suspects has been listed as in critical condition. The Lyft driver was not injured during the incident. WTXF reported that bystanders witnessed the entire incident as it took place since it occurred at a relatively busy intersection and in broad daylight. The outlet noted that the setting of the incident shows just how brazen the suspects were in attempting the carjacking. Witnesses also reportedly said they saw the suspect who drove off in the Lyft driver's vehicle fall out of the car as it came to a stop just three blocks away from the scene of the crime. Police reportedly recovered all of the weapons from the scene. The identities of those involved have yet to be released. Philadelphia has been hit with a slew of violent crimes over the past year, including a record-breaking 562 homicides. Additionally, 14 people have already been shot in the city since the start of the new year. ...
    FOR THOSE who have actually gone through it, giving birth is an exhausting process. Well, apparently, that was not a valid excuse to a professor after he allegedly threatened to flunk his student if she didn't hand in an assignment. 3A woman claimed her professor tried to make her repeat the class if she didn't and in an assignmentCredit: TikTok 3She was actually a little busy giving birthCredit: TikTok Taking to social media, lifestyle blogger Olivia May Bell shared a video where she was in a hospital bed actually working on her homework. The Tennessee mom had a baby monitor wrapped around her belly and her husband catering to her every whim as she awaited her baby's arrival. But that moment was quickly soured when she told her professor she wouldn't be able to hand in an assignment because she was in the hospital. Allegedly, he told her that giving birth was not an excuse and if she didn't hand in the project he would flunk her. She wrote in her video: "That one time I was getting my...
    BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – One person died and another was taken to the hospital with injuries after a stabbing in Broomfield Monday night. (credit: Broomfield Police) It happened in the 13000 block of Grove Court in Westlake Monday evening. Details about the deceased person have not been released, and the seriousness of the wounds to the injured person are not clear. (credit: Broomfield Police) Broomfield Police have taken one person into custody in connection with the stabbing.  
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was rushed to hospital early Monday morning for treatment of a probable intestinal obstruction, local media reported. Bolsonaro, 66, was seen disembarking the presidential plane on foot surrounded by his entourage before being admitted to Vila Nova Star hospital in Sao Paulo after complaining of stomach pains. The President was stabbed during a campaign rally three years ago, causing intestinal damage and serious internal bleeding, which has required at least four surgeries.  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (pictured in Brasilia in November) was rushed to hospital early Monday morning for treatment of a probable intestinal obstruction In July, he was admitted to hospital for further treatment after suffering from hiccups for ten days straight as a result of his gastrointestinal trouble.  Doctor Antonio Luiz Macedo told news site UOL that the president would undergo several tests to examine his abdomen.  Dr Macedo operated on Mr Bolsonaro after he was stabbed at a political rally in 2018. Globo said that Dr Macedo was on holiday in the Bahamas and was waiting for a flight back to Brazil to...
    (CNN)Over the weekend, at least five metro Atlanta school districts announced they would shift to remote learning for the first week of the new year as students return to school after a holiday break that saw the Omicron variant spread even further out of control. The Covid-19 case surge is altering daily life across the US. Things will likely get worse, experts warnThe announcements came days after six major hospital systems in the area reported 100% to 200% increases in Covid-19 hospitalizations. Elsewhere, positive Covid-19 tests forced some restaurants to close at what could be one of their busiest times of year.These were the impacts Covid-19 and the Omicron variant had in just one American city as the country grapples with another surge as the pandemic marches towards its third year. The United States broke its average daily Covid-19 case record again Sunday, with 404,743 infections, according to a CNN analysis of Johns Hopkins University data. Hospitalizations were also climbing, with 78% of ICU beds in the US full as of late last week, according to data from the...
    Fewer Covid patients in hospital are relying on ventilation compared to previous peaks during the pandemic, it has been revealed.   In a further sign that the Omicron variant is less severe than other strains of coronavirus, figures from London hospitals suggest a lower rate of mechanical intervention is needed among recent patients. Yesterday, there were 3,744 patients in London's hospitals with Covid compared to around 1,000 at the end of November. Yet despite this, the number of mechanical ventilation beds in use increased from 175 to just 230. This equates to around six per cent of people in hospital who require help to breathe - a significant drop compared to around 20 per cent during the summer.   While Covid admission in London hospitals have more than tripled since November, numbers in ventilation beds rose from just 175 to 230 London has fast become the UK’s Omicron hotspot, with one in 20 people testing positive in the week leading up to Christmas. Paul Hunter, professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, said the reduced need for ventilation is a...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD officer shot while sleeping in his car outside a Harlem precinct was released from a hospital on Sunday. The veteran officer left New York-Presbyterian on the East Side in the afternoon. He was off duty and sleeping in his personal car outside of the 25th Precinct in East Harlem between double shifts when a bullet fired from a distance struck him in the head. The officer’s name still hasn’t been released, but CBS2 has learned he is a military veteran and a father. “I think he reaches upon his skills as a previous Marine serving his country. He’s been an outstanding officer for the 25 and the residents of upper East Harlem,” the wounded officer’s commanding officer said. Investigators do not believe the officer was the intended target. CBS2 was told he underwent successful surgery to remove bull fragments from his head.
    Decryption – As the new variant strengthens its grip on France, the numbers are becoming more and more dazzling. More than 219,000 new cases in the last 24 hours, Public Health France 1 reportedThere is January. Infections increased by an average of 150% in 7 days, with an increase of less than 15% in the number of trials over the same period, According to CovidTracker. Depending on the interim situation, up to 500,000 daily cases are possible by mid-January Recent models of the Institute Pastor (The scenario related to the number of cases currently observed is that Omigron is 67% more diffuse than Delta). The numbers are even more staggering as the new variant strengthens its grip on France: it was already suspected in more than 60% of trials screened at the start of the last week of the year. Dec. 30 Public Health France Epidemiological Bulletin. And the rate is even higher now. Read moreOmigron: South Africa has reached the peak of the wave, good news for us? However, everyone clings to one hope: the newcomer, though certainly more...
    The gunman who shot dead a veteran Illinois cop and critically wounded her young partner was tracked down after a 36-hour manhunt at an Indiana home and arrested before another suspect turned herself in, police officials said.  Darius Sullivan, 25, was found hiding out at home in North Manchester, near Fort Waune, after a search warrant was executed by US Marshals and a SWAT team at about 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Hours later, Xandria A. Harris, 26, turned herself in to the Bradley Police Department in the fatal shooting of Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, 49, and her partner Tyler Bailey, 27, at a Comfort Inn motel in Kankakee, located south of Chicago.  'In a multi-jurisdictional effort, two alleged cop killers have been taken into custody today and will now face justice,' Illinois State Police Director Brendan F. Kelly said.   Police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, a 14-year veteran of the Bradley Police Department, was shot dead after responding to a call about a barking dog Police arrested Darius Sullivan and Xandria Harris in connection to the fatal shooting of 49-year-old Bradley police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic ...
    More On: kj apa KJ Apa calls Clara Berry his ‘wife,’ sparks marriage rumors KJ Apa welcomes son with girlfriend Clara Berry ‘Riverdale’ star KJ Apa expecting first child with girlfriend Clara Berry ‘Riverdale’ star KJ Apa splits head open filming stunts for new movie KJ Apa revealed that he and model girlfriend Clara Berry spent New Year’s Eve in the hospital. “Happy new year. We’re back in the hospital ????,” the actor, 24, captioned a photo of the couple. Apa is reading a book while sitting next to Berry, 28, who is laying in a hospital bed wearing a face mask and medical gown. The “Riverdale” actor, who was also wearing a mask but had it tucked under his chin, did not include any details as to why Berry was in the hospital. Page Six has reached out to reps for both Apa and Berry but has yet to hear back. “No we’re not having another baby,” Apa quipped in the comments, adding, “Yet.” Neither of them have revealed what led them to...
    This Saturday (1) Fostavo made his debut in the band He also made an emotional statement about the health problems he was facing. The 71-year-old spokesman underwent dialysis and had a catheter removed, and was hospitalized for a short time. See also: “Everyone here has been in big trouble lately. A year ago I was admitted to the hospital. I especially use this opportunity to thank my wife and my children. Doctors, science has the answer to everything you expect, and of course hope. “, Said the presenter. Advertising Unable to load ad “With all of this, it’s an opportunity to thank you for the revelations I have received. In this time of ups and downs of life you see who you can count on. Of course, I do not think they care much about me.”, Highlighted by the artist. “I appreciate these expressions of affection, unity, generosity and empathy. And is ready for new challenges. This group brings it all here: smile, energy, vitality. To celebrate the great change of the band, we will all have the...
    This series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit, tracking the COVID mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. Today’s tale is about a family that refuses to accept the real reason their loved one died. Remdesivir is an effective treatment for COVID.  The Kaplan–Meier estimates of mortality were 6.7% with remdesivir and 11.9% with placebo by day 15 and 11.4% with remdesivir and 15.2% with placebo by day 29 In the middle term, it cuts mortality by half, and even in longer-term cases, it increases survival rates by 25%. For some reason, the same crowd that thinks that nebulizers, elderberry, and a handful of vitamins can protect against COVID, not to mention horse paste and hydroxychloroquine, have decided that things that actually work are verboten. No vaccine, no remdesivir, no masking, nothing.  We've seen this before: “He went to the hospital with COVID, but when he died three weeks later, he didn’t have COVID anymore!” Yeah, dumbass. The COVID ravaged your body. Flooded your lungs with blood clots, starving your brain and organs of oxygen....
    The statement further indicates that the problem of people seeking hospital care for "mild to moderate" COVID symptoms, or "simply for the purpose of having a COVID-19 test administered" is impacting hospitals' ability to care for truly sick COVID patients. The statement further calls for individuals to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are not already, in order to prevent more serious symptoms if they are infected. In addition to overall panic about the spread of the Omicron variant and a nationwide shortage of commercially-available COVID tests, hospitals are also seeing individuals who are presenting to emergency rooms for tests because of another reason: government mandates that require a negative test for people to return to work on January 3rd. With many other testing locations completely out of tests at present, some see the hospital ER as the only option. The problem has especially been exacerbated by a D.C. order issued earlier this week requiring all school students to produce a negative test prior to returning to classes in 2022. D.C. officials have reached out to the Biden...
    White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted that many children being hospitalized with COVID-19 are there for reasons other than the virus, and just happened to test positive for it upon being admitted. Fauci appeared in an interview on the Rachel Maddow show Wednesday evening, and was asked about an ongoing increase in children’s hospitalizations with the virus. Hospitalizations have ticked up as the Omicron variant has caused a surge in new cases, but overall deaths are stagnant from the virus. “Quantitatively, you’re having so many more people, including children, who are getting infected. And even though hospitalization among children is much much lower on a percentage basis than hospitalizations for adults, particularly elderly individuals,” Fauci said when asked why there’s been an increase in hospitalizations even though Omicron is more mild than prior variants. “However, when you have such a large volume of infections among children, even with a low level of rate of infection, you’re gonna still see a lot more children who get hospitalized.” “But the other important thing, is that if you look...
    A small team of Texas researchers is being hailed for developing an unpatented Covid-19 vaccine to share with the world without personal profit, with some advocates asking, if they can do it, why can't Big Pharma? Dubbed "the World's Covid vaccine," the inoculation—formally called Cobervax—is an open-source alternative to Big Pharma's patent-protected vaccines. Instead of being produced for profit, this shot could ultimately be manufactured around the world and made cheaply available to all without governmental or private legal retribution. Common Dreams reported this week that Cobervax—developed jointly by Texas Children's Hospital, Houston's Baylor College, and the Indian pharmaceutical company Biological E. Limited—was authorized for emergency use in India amid a surge in infections driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant. Texas Children's Hospital says the new vaccine is at least 90% effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and 80% or more effective against its Delta variant. "We're not trying to make money," Peter Hotez, who led the Texas Children's Hospital team, told The Washington Post. "We just want to see people get vaccinated." \u2018The ambition is to create a low-cost,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A long-time community activist and organizer is speaking out from his hospital bed about the importance of getting vaccinated. Mel Reeves has been in the hospital these past two weeks. READ MORE: Hospitals Urge Those Seeking COVID Tests Not To Come To ERsHe shared his story with WCCO-TV’s Reg Chapman in hopes that his community takes the virus seriously and gets protected. “You know I was in a fight for my life here,” said Reeves. Since 1981, Reeves’ justice-oriented work has seen him fight for police accountability, education reform and social justice. His latest battle has been against a virus, which he says almost claimed his life. “The viral load was just rushing, it just shut down my lungs, “Reeves said. A positive COVID home test sent Reeves to the ER. There, doctors admitted him and gave him drugs to help reduce his viral load. After three days in the hospital he was sent home, but the virus was not done with him. “I couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep and then I fainted. I just had just enough breath...
    The number of patients with COVID-19 in California’s hospitals is now rising at a faster clip than at any previous time, a surprising development nearly three years into the pandemic. The spike comes as the highly contagious omicron variant is driving COVID cases nationally to new daily records, and experts worry the wave may just be arriving in the Golden State. According to a Bay Area News Group analysis, the day-over-day increase in coronavirus hospitalizations in California is steeper than ever, with 451 more people hospitalized Tuesday than the previous day, which was up 346 patients from the day before that. Locally, COVID-19 hospitalizations have spiked most sharply in Contra Costa County — up 76% in the last two weeks. In Orange County to the south, they’ve risen 89%. “This concerns me,” said infectious disease expert John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. “I’m going into next week feeling less secure than I was previously.” Despite the sharp rise, the total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in California — about 5,200 — is still only...
    A California hospital is being criticized for leaving the bodies of nearly 20 COVID-19 patients lying outside in the rain before security guards could eventually move them to a refrigerated morgue. Soaking wet body bags are seen piled up outside the Los Angeles-based Memorial Hospital of Gardena, owned by Pipeline Health System, in footage captured by CBSLA. Employees are also seen in the footage rearranging the body bags of 19 deceased COVID-19 patients and carrying them into a mobile freezer in the hospital's parking lot.  A morgue inside the hospital could only hold six bodies, which has posed difficulties throughout the pandemic, a hospital spokesperson told CBSLA.    The spokesperson added that the mobile freezer outside the hospital is kept at 34 degrees Fahrenheit, the necessary temperature to store the bodies, and denied that the bodies were left out in the rain. Memorial Hospital of Gardena, in Los Angeles, is facing criticism for leaving nearly 20 bodies of dead COVID-19 patients outside in the rain Employees are seen above rearranging the bodies in a mobile refrigerator in footage taken by...
    Late star Avicii's diary entries have shed light on the heartbreaking demons he faced before taking his own life in April 2018.   His journal entries have been included in Måns Mosesson's upcoming book, Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii, which is due for release next month, and depict how the star, real name Tim Bergling, dealt with his substance abuse battles.  Måns spoke to his parents, Anki and Klas Bergling, family, friends, exes, peers and colleagues about the star to piece together his life story.  The diary entries come from his various rehab and hospital stints for drink and drug addiction, before he died by suicide during a holiday with friends in Oman on 20 April 2018, aged 28 - two years after stepping away from the spotlight.  Pained: Late star Avicii's diary entries have shed light on the heartbreaking demons he faced before taking his own life in April 2018 (pictured in 2013) Wake Me Up artist Avicii shot to worldwide fame in 2011 with his song Levels yet he stopped touring in 2016 following a battle with alcohol and...
    An Iowa family is blaming the unvaccinated for keeping their patriarch from getting a hospital bed for two weeks before he died from sepsis. Dale Weeks, 78, was a retired school superintendent diagnosed with the infection in November and was being treated at a small, rural hospital.  His family wanted him transferred to a larger hospital that could provide him with better treatment options but none of the bigger facilities had open beds due to a recent rash of COVID cases with the emergence of the Omicron variant. Weeks' children blame the unvaccinated for their father's inability to get the move..  'It was terribly frustrating being told, 'There's not a bed yet,' ' Jenifer Owenson, one of his four children, said Tuesday. 'All of us were talking multiple times a day, 'Why can't we get him a bed?' There was this logjam to get him in anywhere.'  Dale Weeks (pictured center), 78, had to wait two weeks for a hospital bed due to unvaccinated COVID patients taking up ICU space Weeks eventually got into surgery for sepsis but succumbed to...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miramar police officer was injured in a crash early Wednesday morning. It happened at the intersection of Pembroke Road and Flamingo Road. Police said the officer was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
    Christmas shoppers in London on Dec. 23, 2021.Hasan Esen | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images LONDON — Horrific scenes seen in previous Covid-19 waves are "now history," according to John Bell, a regius professor of medicine at the University of Oxford and the U.K. government's life sciences advisor. Speaking to BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday, Bell analyzed data from the U.K., where cases are breaking records and hospital admissions are at their highest since March. He said that the number of people in ICUs who are vaccinated remains "very, very low." "The incidence of severe disease and death from this disease [Covid] has basically not changed since we all got vaccinated and that's really important to remember," he told the BBC. "The horrific scenes that we saw a year ago — intensive care units being full, lots of people dying prematurely — that is now history in my view and I think we should be reassured that that's likely to continue." Discussing the new omicron variant, he added: "The disease does appear to be less severe, and many people spend a relatively...
    (CNN)Inside one children's hospital in Chicago, Covid-19 cases are roughly three times higher than the hospital's previous peak in December 2020. In the past week, hospitalizations are four times higher what the hospital typically sees. And while the number of children going into the intensive care unit at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago has not increased, Dr. Larry Kociolek says he expects that to change if infection numbers keep climbing. But so far, among all the young patients admitted to the hospital recently, only one was fully vaccinated, said Kociolek, a pediatric infectious disease physician. That child had multiple underlying conditions that put them at risk for severe illness, he said. New Omicron variant fills up childrens hospitals"I think we're definitely seeing the impact of vaccines in kids older than 5. The kids that are hospitalized are essentially all unvaccinated," Kociolek said. He added that many of the infections the hospital is treating are mild or were incidentally caught during the hospital's screening process in children who were getting admitted for something else.Hospitals across...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Up to 500 Massachusetts National Guard members are now training to help 55 hospitals and 12 ambulance companies with non-clinical responsibilities to help ease the burden on health care workers during this latest COVID-19 surge. The Guard will assist with non-emergency transportation to and from hospitals, help move patients within the hospital, and bring patients to test rooms. They will also observe patients who may be a risk to themselves, act as security support, and help with food services. The hope is the extra hands will free up doctors and nurses for patients who need them most. Here’s a list of the hospitals getting help: Addison Gilbert Hospital Baystate Franklin Medical Center Baystate Medical Center Baystate Noble Hospital Baystate Wing Hospital Berkshire Medical Center Beverly Hospital BID Milton BID Needham BID Plymouth Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Children’s Hospital Boston Medical Center Brigham Womens Faulkner Brigham Women’s Hospital Cambridge HA Cambridge Cambridge HA Everett Carney Hospital Cooley Dickinson Hospital Emerson Hospital Fairview Hospital Good Samaritan Medical Center Harrington Hospital Heywood Hospital Holy Family Hospital Holy Family...
    Each new variant has its complications. With the eruption of the Omigron variant first discovered in South Africa in mid-October, the United States has been experiencing an explosion of lawsuits, but not only that. In New York City and New York State in general, the number of hospital admissions has been on the rise since November 1, with an increase of nearly 190%, according to health officials. NBC New York. Of those admitted to this new hospital, more children are with Govit-19. The New York State Department of Health is closely monitoring the hospitalization of children associated with Covit-19, according to a report released Friday. “The biggest increase is in New York City, which quadrupled between Dec. 5 and Dec. 19,” it said. Half of these combinations are for children under 5 years of age, so they are not yet old enough to be vaccinated. According to figures released by NBC New York on Monday, enrollment for children is now 184 across the state, up from 109 in New York, up from 70 two weeks ago. ...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – As cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 surge across the country, California health officials said Tuesday they expect more cases in Los Angeles in the coming days and are urging residents to be vigilant as the New Year’s Eve holiday approaches. (CBSLA) READ MORE: 4 Killed When Plane Crashed Into Neighborhood Near El CajonDuring the last week, there has been a surge in pediatric hospital stays in the United States. The rate of children going to the hospital has risen by 35 percent, health officials said. One Chicago hospital said cases are three times as high as they were last December. In Cleveland, Ohio, an infection control expert at a children’s hospital said one life-saving treatment they use regularly is in short supply. Local officials are taking action by stepping up testing this week with multiple sites for families to go to for resources. “Omicron is extremely contagious,” said Katrina Foley of the Orange County Supervisors. “We’re trying to do everything we can to give people the tools they need like testing kits...
    A Nebraska woman who was born with a double uterus was shocked to discover that she was pregnant in both of them at the same time — but the pregnancy would not go smoothly, and she went into early labor at just 22.5 weeks gestation.  Megan Phipps, 24, was born with uterine didelphys, a rare condition in which a woman has two uteruses, and sometimes even a cervix for each. The condition hadn't been an issue in her previous two pregnancies, which happened on her right side — but earlier this year, she discovered that she was pregnant with twins, one is each uterus. According to Good Morning America, Phipps went into early labor, delivering both babies in her second trimester — when they weight under a pound each. One of the babies passed away soon after, but the other, baby Reece, is now the youngest baby born at Bryan Health in Lincoln to survive. Megan Phipps, 24, welcomed baby Reece at 22.5 weeks gestation, making her the youngest baby to ever be born at her Nebraska hospital Her story is even more unique because...
    THIS is the heart-stopping moment a tightrope walker balancing his MUM on his head fell into a circus ring. Acrobat Makhmud Suanbekov, 33, plunged 24ft during his high wire act in front of a packed audience during the festive period in the Siberian city of Tyumen.  4Makhmud Suanbekov, 33, was walking the tightrope balancing his mother on his head when horror struckCredit: East2West 4The acrobat plunged into the circus ring after slipping during the daredevil actCredit: East2West 4Suanbekov is said to regularly perform with his mother Sairakan and his brother NursultanCredit: East2West The daredevil had balanced his mother Sairakan Suanbekov, 56, on his head for the risky performance. But he horrifyingly slipped and crashed to the floor, much to the horror of spectators who can be heard screaming in shock. Suanbekov miraculously managed to pull himself up as others rushed to his aid, while his terrified mother looked on in horror. According to the city circus in Tyumen, his mother - an experienced trapeze performer - was saved by a safety rope which took her weight as her son crashed to...
    An anti-vaxx kickboxing champion who was known as The Undertaker has died aged 41 after denying he had Covid-19 and discharging himself from hospital to treat 'the little virus' with oxygen.  Frederic Sinistra died of complications relating to the virus in Ciney, Belgium, weeks after discharging himself from a hospital in Liege and telling followers he would treat his symptoms from home.  The three-time world champion was admitted to hospital in late November after being forced to seek medical help by his coach and posted pictures of himself lying in bed in an intensive care ward with an oxygen tube in his nose.  Sinistra also posted a video on Facebook in which he appeared to be struggling to breathe and wrote in an accompanying caption that he had 'no time to waste with lazy people'. He railed against government restrictions to contain Covid-19, dismissed the virus and said the 'little virus' would not stop him in social media posts while in hospital.   Sinistra was active online until December 13 and his partner announced his death from respiratory failure on December 16. ...
    CHARLOTTE Dawson has revealed how she was viciously mum-shamed - simply for giving her baby a sweetie. The 29-year-old, who welcomed her son with fiancé Matthew Sarsfield last January, was subjected to vicious taunts online. 2She told how she was mum-shamed after revealing he was treated to a Percy Pig sweetCredit: Instagram 2Charlotte's son Noah is 11 months oldCredit: instagram She told how Noah was treated to a Percy Pig sweet and online trolls went bonkers. "Noah has avocado and scrambled eggs on toast now," she told Fabulous. "Although, I gave him a Percy Pig the other day and [trolls] went mad. I had messages like: ‘He’ll be in the hospital choking.’  “It’s a nightmare, honestly. "Being a mum is hard enough, we don’t need mum trolling. We’re all learning as well. Motherhood does not come with a textbook, we’re just winging it. We should all be supporting each other.” Charlotte also told Fabulous how she was reminded of losing her dad Les Dawson when she was just Noah's age. Most read in LifestyleDRINK UP Queen 'emotional'...
    New York Presbyterian Hospital administrators are accused of grilling a female surgeon about her sex life and ruining her as retribution for past discrimination complaints after she saved a rectal patient by removing a 'large foreign object' from his butt.  In a lawsuit filed against the hospital in Manhattan Federal Court, Dr. Deborah Keller, 41, claimed she was targeted by administrators after she assisted doctors struggling to help the patient in February 2020.  After successfully dislodging an unidentified item from the man's body, Keller said she was put on administrative leave and 'interrogated' by hospital admins who 'sexualized the object as a dildo,' questioned her about allegedly sleeping with a male surgeon, and accused her of circulating pictures of the patient, the New York Post reported.  She was ultimately let go and claimed the hospital submitted false reports about the incident to National Practitioner Data Dank, destroying her reputation and making it virtually impossible for her to get another job as a surgeon.  'They are literally trying to ruin my career,' she said. Dr. Deborah Keller (left) claimed the New...
    There are already signs that the current situation may not be as bleak as previously predicted. The results of five studies published last week – three of which were British – point in the same direction: Omicron may be less deadly than previous variants. The concern is, of course, what will happen in the coming weeks in hospitals. Even if a small percentage of the 120,000 plus daily Covid cases become sick enough to need intensive treatment, that’s still a very large number – perhaps large enough to overwhelm the NHS. Some are still forecasting a ‘tidal wave’ of hospital cases which, according to reports, have already begun to swamp some NHS wards. Health chiefs are yet to rule out Government scientists’ bleak predictions of 10,000 Covid-19 hospitalisations a day by the end of January, and 6,000 daily deaths. Yet speaking to The Mail on Sunday, some of the UK’s leading hospital medics remain optimistic – and insist predictions of January 2020 levels of disaster are unlikely to come to fruition. The prevailing message is that however bad the situation...
    EXPECTING moms in Florida can now give birth in the lap of luxury – but it’s going to come at a price. Palm Beach’s Good Samaritan Medical Center is offering families Lilly Pulitzer-themed birthing rooms for $750 a night and they come with loads of perks. 4The new Lilly Pulitzer Birthing Suites at a Florida hospital are decked out in the brand's designsCredit: The Mega Agency 4There are two birthing suites and a family waiting room availableCredit: The Mega Agency While the price tag might take the option off the list for some expecting parents, dozens are excited about the prospect of bringing their baby into the world in style. In fact, 30 babies have been delivered in the suites since they opened in early December – and they’re booked through July 2022. So, what do these enticing high-end suites look like and what is included in the stay? The two suites and waiting room available are adorned with Lilly Pulitzer prints, from the bedding to the window curtains, which frame waterfront views.  Plus, new moms are treated to a...
    Emergency Room nurses and EMTs tend to patients in hallways at the Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital on August 18, 2021 in Houston, Texas.Brandon Bell | Getty Images Flu cases are on the rise in the United States. That could put pressure on hospitals already battling a surge of Covid. The so-called "twindemic" — what public health experts have dubbed the combination of influenza and Covid — could accelerate during holiday gatherings this week. "The most significant problem we are facing is a complete overwhelm of our health care capacity," said Shira Shafir, an epidemiology professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. "When we have Covid transmitting, plus flu, plus all the other things for which someone might need to go to the hospital ... we potentially no longer have the ability to provide care to all of those individuals," Shafir added. Hospital admissions for the flu are up nearly 34% over the past week, reaching a seven-day average of nearly 250 per day as of Thursday, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Average daily...
    A mother whose baby was born 'inside out' due to a rare condition which causes  organs to develop outside of the body has revealed her shock. Ashlie Fowler, 29, from Bury, Greater Manchester, was told 12 weeks into her pregnancy that her first child would be born with gastroschisis, a birth defect which stops the abdominal wall from forming completely.  Despite being prepared, the vehicle technician said she was still stunned when her baby was born and has shared pictures showing the extent of the condition, which left Koa needing to stay in hospital for three weeks after his birth. The newborn is now five-weeks-old and is happily living at home with Ashlie and father Carl, 29.  Ashlie Fowler, 29, from Bury, Greater Manchester, was left shocked after her son Koa (pictured together) was born with his organs outside of his body due to a rare birth defect  'He's home now and doing well, he's home much sooner than he expected to be. He's called Koa, which means fighter or warrior in Hawaiian,' Ashlie said. 'Me and my partner surf so it's just a name...
    Two new British studies provide some early hints that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be milder than the delta version.  Scientists stress that even if the findings of these early studies hold up, any reductions in severity need to be weighed against the fact omicron spreads much faster than delta and is more able to evade vaccines. Sheer numbers of infections could still overwhelm hospitals.  Still, the new studies released Wednesday seem to bolster earlier research that suggests omicron may not be as harmful as the delta variant, said Manuel Ascano Jr., a Vanderbilt University biochemist who studies viruses.  BIDEN CONTINUES TO DODGE RESPONSIBILITY ON COVID-19: CHAFFETZ  Medical staff wearing PPE,  on a ward for COVID-19 patients at King's College Hospital, in southeast London, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.  (Victoria Jones/PA via AP) "Cautious optimism is perhaps the best way to look at this," he said.  An analysis from the Imperial College London COVID-19 response team estimated hospitalization risks for omicron cases in England, finding people infected with the variant are around 20% less likely to go to the hospital at all...
    (CNN)With the potentially more transmissible Omicron now the most widely detected variant in the US, hospitals are preparing for additional Covid-19 cases as millions of Americans face infection. And for the second year in a row, many doctors and nurses on the frontlines of the pandemic will be treating these patients over the Christmas holiday. Haleigh Seizys, a Covid-19 ICU nurse at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, told CNN's Ana Cabrera Wednesday that staff are "very worried about what's to come after the holidays," urging people to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others against severe illness. Finding a Covid-19 test is a struggle right now in the US as Omicron and holiday plans collide"Day to day, things are tough," Seizys said. "I have a patient who is not doing well. It takes a lot of time and effort from several different people to try and help these patients improve. "I truly am exhausted," she said, although she remains motivated to "help whoever I can."Read MoreCo-workers are trying to "rally around each other" in the face of rising hospitalizations,....
    (CNN)Kamila is almost 3 years old, but she weighs just 11 pounds (5 kilograms). Her wrinkled skin sags off her skeletal limbs and stretches around her distended belly.Kamila has been malnourished for eight months now, says her grandmother Bilqis, as she attempts to soothe her in a sparse hospital ward filled with other emaciated children in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. Too weak to cry, the little girl rubs her ears in pain."Her mother is sick and we are poor people," Bilqis says. "She tried to breastfeed her but had no milk to give." Kamila's family are among millions of Afghans struggling to survive severe food shortages during a harsh winter and economic crash. Rights organizations are pleading for more foreign aid, arguing the most vulnerable groups -- women and children -- are suffering. Read MoreIn a statement to CNN, the ruling Taliban acknowledged the country's "economic problems" -- but vehemently denied there was a crisis, calling such claims "fake news.""No one will starve cause there is no famine and the cities are full of food," said Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid --...
    by Matthew Wynia, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus The Conversation is running a series of dispatches from clinicians and researchers operating on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. You can find all of the stories here. As the omicron variant brings a new wave of uncertainty and fear, I can’t help reflecting back to March 2020, when people in health care across the U.S. watched in horror as COVID-19 swamped New York City. Hospitals were overflowing with sick and dying patients, while ventilators and personal protective equipment were in short supply. Patients sat for hours or days in ambulances and hallways, waiting for a hospital bed to open up. Some never made it to the intensive care unit bed they needed. I’m an infectious disease specialist and bioethicist at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus. I worked with a team nonstop from March into June 2020, helping my hospital and state get ready for the massive influx of COVID-19 cases we expected might inundate our health care system. When health systems are moving toward crisis...
    Two new British studies provide some early hints that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be milder than the delta version. Scientists stress that even if the findings of these early studies hold up, any reductions in severity need to be weighed against the fact omicron spreads much faster than delta and is more able to evade vaccines. Sheer numbers of infections could still overwhelm hospitals. Still, the new studies released Wednesday seem to bolster earlier research that suggests omicron may not be as harmful as the delta variant, said Manuel Ascano Jr., a Vanderbilt University biochemist who studies viruses. “Cautious optimism is perhaps the best way to look at this,” he said. An analysis from the Imperial College London COVID-19 response team estimated hospitalization risks for omicron cases in England, finding people infected with the variant are around 20% less likely to go to the hospital at all than those infected with the delta variant, and 40% less likely to be hospitalized for a night or more. That analysis included all cases of COVID-19 confirmed by PCR tests...
    BOSTON (CBS) – “It’s a Christmas miracle,” shouted one of the many people standing in a long line Wednesday morning to get an at-home COVID-19 test kit. It felt like a miracle getting ahold of the highly sought-after tests ahead of Christmas. The City of Boston had crews handing them out at libraries. In Brighton, Reed Langona is prepared to scrap his holiday plans, depending on the test result. “I’ve gotten both my vaccines and my booster, but there are people at home that are immune-compromised,” he said. “So I’m taking every measure that I can.” READ MORE: Time To Shorten COVID-19 Quarantine In US? Local Doctors Say Not Yet“I think rapid tests, in particular, can be very useful if people are able to access them really on the day of the gathering,” said Mass General Hospital infectious diseases Dr. Sandra Nelson. She says PCR tests, which can take more than 24 hours to yield results, are also helpful, even a few days before a gathering. “Within a PCR, there’s probably at least a day by which if...
    A LOUISIANA family is reeling after a wrong-way driver crashed into their car, killing three siblings in a crash and sending everyone else in the car to the hospital. Siblings Lindy, 20, Christopher, 17, and Kamryn Simmons, 15, were killed on Friday night when a car, driven by John Lundy, came down the wrong way of a highway and crashed into them. 1Siblings Lindy, Christopher and Kamryn are all dead after a car crashed into them going the wrong way Lindy was driving with her siblings, their mom and her brother's girlfriend Marissa to their St. Laundry Parish home on Friday night following their sibling Christopher's basketball game in Monroe. As they drove south on Interstate 49, Lundy, 54, was seen driving north in the southbound lanes and struck the Simmons' vehicle head-on in the left lane. Both Lindy and Lundy, of Dallas, Georgia, were pronounced dead at the scene. Lindy's youngest siblings, Kamryn and Christopher, were rushed to the hospital but quickly succumbed to their injuries. Their mom, Dawn Simmons, and Marissa, were also rushed to the hospital where...
    A HEAD lice technician has revealed the ‘worst case she’s ever seen’ where the nits left the little girl ‘scalped.’ Rachel Maroun, 21, first began working as a head lice technician when she took a job in a pharmacy aged 15. 3Lice technician Rachel Maroun showcased the worst case of head lice she had ever seenCredit: TikTok 3The little girl's hair was so infested that her hair was coming away from the scalpCredit: TikTok 3Rachel was forced to call child protective servicesCredit: TikTok She now runs her own private clinic in Sydney’s North Shore, using a professional medical device to remove the bloodsucking insects from children’s heads, charging on average £80 per treatment. Despite admitting she loves her “weird” job, Rachel said she sometimes sees children in the extremely “heartbreaking” situations. Recently, Rachel came across a young girl whose hair was so severely infested with lice she had to call child protective services. The young girl’s light brown locks were not only crawling with lice – so badly Rachel said she could see the “bugs falling onto the floor” when...
    A young mum who gave birth while in a coma after contracting Covid has finally been allowed to go home after spending nearly three months in intensive care. Saskia Lane, 21, from Partridge Green, West Sussex, tested positive for Covid on August 27 and was admitted to intensive care at Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath after breathing difficulties. Saskia, who was eight months pregnant at this time, was sent down for an emergency c-section on September 4 to help her body recover. But devastatingly, Saskia wasn't woken up following the birth of her daughter, Betsy Mae Blackman, who is now three-months-old, after doctors decided to keep her in an induced coma to give her the best chance of survival. After three weeks in an induced coma, Saskia was woken up on September 25 and met her daughter for the first time on September 30 after her partner Lee Blackman, 23, brought in Betsy for the first time. Saskia was able to go home on November 6 to her partner and two children - Betsy and Eliza, two - and...
    This series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit, tracking the COVID mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. Today’s cautionary tale is tragic, but understandable. No memes today. Just one heartwrenching and infuriating story.  My career of treating patients has ended After more than three decades as a physician, the Q maniacs have succeeded in driving me out of providing care to patients. I, like many of my colleagues, am moving into medically-adjacent work, where we can continue to apply our training and decades off knowledge without ever having to come in contact with sick people. I've been able to deal with the years of patients who attended Google Medical School, and the hours wasted explaining things such as why cinnamon cannot be used to treat diabetes, or that garlic and beetroot can't treat HIV. And Lord save me from essential oils. COVID and Q finally proved to be the one of amateur "experts" that was too much for me. The horrific deaths are beyond what you might imagine. They emerge almost unrecognizable...
    Luka Doncic is a superstar player for the Dallas Mavericks and he’s also made the holiday season incredibly special for kids in need.  No one will ever be able to argue that Luka Doncic is straight up a good dude. On the hardwood, he shoots lights out for the Dallas Mavericks and is one of the best players in the game. Fans love watching him put on a show on both ends of the floor. Well, off the court, Doncic is the man as well. According to TMZ Sports, Doncic has sent countless gifts to a children’s hospital in his hometown over in Slovenia. He hooked kids up with LEGOS, headphones, gift cards and more. https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/21/luka-doncic-gifts-slovenia-children-hospital-nba-mavericks/Luka Doncic has gone above and beyond to bring joy to young boys and girlsThis is nothing short of awesome. If you were looking for a heartwarming story this week, Doncic sure has provided it. While he’s become a true stud in the NBA, Doncic clearly hasn’t forgotten about his roots and where he came from. “These children are going through so much,” Luka said...
    A single mom who suffered a heart attack at age 27 and spent two years waiting for a transplant got one just in time for the holidays — and now she gets to spend Christmas with her nine-year-old child.  Victoria Guajardo, now 29, was just 27 when she had a heart attack that left her heart unable to pump, according to KTRK. She spent two years in a hospital over 300 miles away from home, meaning she didn't get to spend much time with her son, Alfredo De la Cruz. But in October, she finally got off the transplant list and is now recovering with a new heart — and her little boy. Victoria Guajardo, now 29, was just 27 years old when she had a heart attack that left her heart unable to pump She spent two years in a hospital over 300 miles away from home, meaning she didn't get to spend much time with her son, Alfredo De la Cruz After two years in the hospital, she finally got a new heart in October and can spend Christmas...