MOSCOW - Russian prison officials said Monday that hunger-striking, jailed opposition politician Alexey Navalny has been transferred to a prison hospital. “At the present time, Navalny’s health is assessed as satisfactory, and he is being examined daily by a physician,” the federal penitentiary service said in a statement. “With the patient’s consent, he was prescribed vitamin therapy.” Navalny’s allies did not have an immediate response to the opposition leader’s move to the hospital at a high security prison east of Moscow. Earlier Monday, a Navalny ally had warned that there was no hope of receiving good news about his health. Lyubov Sobol told Ekho Moskvy radio on Monday that Navalny’s allies expect to receive an update about the politician’s health status later in the day, according to the Reuters news agency. Allies of Navalny announced nationwide protests after the opposition figure’s family and personal doctors released blood analysis results that suggested he was at … [Read more...] about Hunger-Striking Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Moved to Prison Hospital
Welcome to Monday's Overnight Health Care. We're not usually jealous of New Yorkers, but it's pretty cool that they can get vaccinated under a blue whale in the American Museum of Natural History. If you have any tips, email us at [email protected] , [email protected] and [email protected] . Follow us on Twitter at @NateWeixel , @PeterSullivan4 , and @JustineColeman8 . Today: Everyone over 16 in the country is now eligible for a coronavirus shot, and the White House is launching a media blitz to convince people to get vaccinated. The FDA ordered a troubled Baltimore company to stop manufacturing Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, and the WHO officially said "vaccine passports" are not a good idea. ADVERTISEMENT Milestone: All adults in US now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine All adults in the United States are now eligible to register for the COVID-19 vaccine, just in time for President Biden Joe Biden … [Read more...] about Overnight Health Care: All adults in US now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine | White House launches media blitz to promote vaccines
close Video US schools to be handed $10B for coronavirus testing by Biden admin Mother of four Tiffany Selleslach with reaction to the proposed investment on 'Fox & Friends First.' A new study indicated adults over age 65 face a higher risk of coronavirus reinfection , possibly due to weaker immune systems, though the overall incidence remains rare at less than 1%. Findings published in The Lancet on Wednesday drew from over 525,000 people in Denmark available for follow-up after two infection surges; the first occurring in spring 2020 and the second surging from September to December 2020. PAUSING ASTRAZENECA COVID-19 JABS LEAVES SOME DOCS DIVIDED Researchers from the Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen determined reinfection risk through an analysis of PCR test data from the Danish Microbiology Database, and excluded about 600 people who tested positive for the first time and over 7,400 deaths from all causes. The team … [Read more...] about Coronavirus reinfection risk higher among older adults: study
On the day U.S. President Joe Biden set as the deadline for all adults in the United States to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, the White House COVID-19 Response team touted the safety, efficacy and ease of getting vaccinated. From his Twitter account, Andy Slavitt, White House senior adviser on the COVID-19 response, called Monday "Vaccination Day," as it is the day that all Americans 16 and older are now eligible for vaccinations in every state and territory. During the virtual White House briefing, Slavitt said that as of Monday, 90% of all Americans should be within five miles of a vaccinations site, and that there are more than enough vaccine doses available for them to get one. U.S. Centers for Disease Control Director Rochelle Walensky said the United States is at a complicated stage of the pandemic. She said new cases continue to rise, with the per day average of new cases now more than 67,400, compared to a month ago when the daily average was just more than 50,000. … [Read more...] about White House COVID Team Pushes Vaccinations as All US Adults Now Eligible
Photo: Will Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images Adults over the age of 16 in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico are now eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. That doesn’t mean all will, or will be able to — at least right away — but full eligibility marks a significant new phase in the country’s mass-vaccination effort (as well as what is hopefully the beginning of the end of any confusion among Americans regarding whether or not they can sign up for a shot). The important milestone also arrives as the U.S. vaccine rollout passes a literal halfway point: According to the CDC, 50.4 percent of Americans over the age of 18 have now received at least one shot of a COVID vaccine, or 40 percent of the total U.S. population. One in four adults have now been fully vaccinated, including 65 percent of people 65 or older. Below is a look at some of the shifts, challenges, and remaining questions as the U.S. vaccination effort enters its next — and … [Read more...] about All U.S. Adults Can Get the COVID Vaccine. Now What?