How a Contrast Media Shortage Is Affecting Medical Scans in the U.S.

A COVID-19 lockdown in China temporarily shut down an important production facility for iodinated contrast media, a drug commonly used to enhance medical scans. Here’s how the shortage is impacting health care. Fact checked on May 24 2022 by Vivianna Shields, a journalist and fact-checker with experience in health and wellness publishing.Hospitals across the United… Read More How a Contrast Media Shortage Is Affecting Medical Scans in the U.S.

As the Delta variant courses through New York City, many young Black New Yorkers remain distrustful of the vaccine.

A construction site safety manager in Queens said that as a Black man, he was more worried about the prospect of being stopped by the police than he was about getting Covid-19. A graduate student in the Bronx who had not gotten vaccinated said her worst fears seemed confirmed when a vaccine that the government… Read More As the Delta variant courses through New York City, many young Black New Yorkers remain distrustful of the vaccine.

One day, many realities, as COVID-19 cuts an uneven swath across L.A.

The pandemic may have slowed the city, but it hasn’t stopped it. Starting well before dawn, essential workers toil at factories and markets and restaurants. Some remain deep into the night; the lucky ones work from home. Parks and beaches and hiking trails beckon those desperate for a break. But COVID-19 has not been an… Read More One day, many realities, as COVID-19 cuts an uneven swath across L.A.

Not wearing a mask makes you selfish, not an independent-thinker

At this moment COVID-19 is ravaging the United States like, well…a disease during a pandemic, and it’s all because a bunch of whiny, selfish, disillusioned, wannabe “patriots” refuse to wear masks. Part of the reason for this is because 30+ years of Fox News has created a large swath of the populace who believes: Science… Read More Not wearing a mask makes you selfish, not an independent-thinker

This kind of mask can actually spread the coronavirus. Here’s how to fix it

SAN FRANCISCO —  There’s a certain kind of N95 mask that’s actually bad to wear for public health during the coronavirus pandemic. San Francisco’s health officer warns that N95 masks with a vent on them actually cause a person’s germs to spread, rather than containing them close to the wearer’s face. The warning is in the… Read More This kind of mask can actually spread the coronavirus. Here’s how to fix it

American vandal: Trump reveals our staggering incompetence before the whole world Now the country that planned D-Day can’t handle delivering medical supplies — and it’s not just about Trump

Since the day after Donald J. Trump as elected in 2016, I’ve been fretting about the effect of his obvious unfitness and incompetence for the “world order” as we have known it. I’ve made clear that I don’t believe there’s any reason why the U.S. should be the perpetual guarantor of security for half the world, nor is… Read More American vandal: Trump reveals our staggering incompetence before the whole world Now the country that planned D-Day can’t handle delivering medical supplies — and it’s not just about Trump