Brain implant gives blind woman artificial vision in scientific first

Thanks to a ‘visual prosthesis’ implanted directly in the brain, a blind woman can perceive two-dimensional shapes and letters for the first time in 16 years. The US researchers behind these phenomenal advances in optical prosthetics recently published the results of their experiments and presented findings that could revolutionize the way we help sightless people … Read more

Pregnant and breastfeeding women respond more slowly to vaccine, study says

According to a new study, pregnant and breastfeeding women respond more slowly to the first dose of the coronavirus vaccines than other women and form a less potent defense against the virus. However, after the second dose, their response looks almost normal. The results, published this month in the journal Science Translational Medicine, suggest that … Read more

CORRECTED-COVID SCIENCE – Breakthrough infections can lead to long-term COVID; genes may explain critical illness in young, healthy adults

(Corrects publication or publication dates for studies) By Nancy Lapid Oct. 27 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies of COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to confirm the findings and has yet to be certified by peer review. Breakthrough infections can lead to long-term COVID The ongoing syndrome … Read more

COVID-19 Statistics | 27 Oct 2021 | Lost Coast Outpost

Humboldt County Public Health reported 68 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus to 9,293. As of Tuesday, Humboldt County Public Health and other local vaccinators have administered a total of 158,334 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Local vaccination records are updated on the Humboldt County … Read more

Fluvoxamine: Cheap, generic antidepressant called Luvox may reduce severe Covid-19 illness, study finds

A study of about 1,500 patients in Brazil found that those taking the drug, known as fluvoxamine, were less likely to develop serious illness and require hospitalization. The drug, sold under the brand name Luvox, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) most commonly used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression. But it … Read more

Here’s Minnesota’s Plan to Vaccinate Children Ages 5-11 Against COVID-19

Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday unveiled the state’s plan to vaccinate children ages 5-11 against COVID-19 after an FDA advisory committee recommended the use of the Pfizer vaccine in younger children. The governor says the state has a “diversified network” of more than 1,100 providers who will administer the vaccine to children once it gets … Read more

COVID-19 Philadelphia: Philadelphia keeps mask mandate in place for now

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia’s top health official says there are currently no plans to lift the mask mandate that the city has been under since August. “There’s not one song we’re going to look at. It’s a combination,” Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole at a Zoom briefing on Wednesday. “Case numbers, hospitalizations, as well … Read more

October 27 data: 22 more Utahns die from COVID-19, more than 2,000 new cases – KUTV 2News

October 27 data: 22 additional Utahns die from COVID-19, more than 2,000 new casesKUTV 2NewsSee full coverage on Google News .

Vermont Confirms Human Case of West Nile Virus

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) — Vermont has confirmed a case of West Nile virus in a resident of Chittenden County. West Nile is spread by infected mosquitoes. The Vermont Department of Health says the person who got it was hospitalized earlier this month with a neuroinvasive form of the disease. They have since been released. The … Read more