COVID baby boom was a bust: Five states report up to 50,000 fewer births since pandemic began

Early in the pandemic, many experts predicted that lockdowns at stay-at-home orders would lead to a surge in births. In fact, the opposite happened. As it turns out, Americans have not been getting pregnant.   There are five U.S. states that have provided preliminary birth data for 2020: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii and Ohio, all of … Read more

Rare ‘COVID arm’ side effect leaves people who got Moderna’s shot with itchy red splotch

Some recipients of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine say a rash has appeared on their arm seven to 10 days after being immunized. Called ‘COVID arm,’ the rare side effect leaves people with itchy and swollen skin, sometimes accompanied by red lumps or hives. Doctors say the splotch is a harmless response from the immune system … Read more

Biden administration considering sending hundreds of millions of masks DIRECTLY to US households

The Biden administration is considering sending masks to every single household in the U.S., a new report says. Officials told NBC News that the White House‘s COVID-19 Response Team is currently assessing different ways of mailing face coverings to 328 million Americans. It is currently unclear how much the plan will cost, how many masks … Read more

Over 8,000 shoppers say this £13 Himalayan Salt Lamp helps you stress less and sleep better

‘Best sleep had in years’: Over 8,000 shoppers say this £13 Himalayan Salt Lamp helps you stress less and sleep better – and it’s on sale By Emily Knott For Mailonline Published: 12:37 GMT, 28 January 2021 | Updated: 12:37 GMT, 28 January 2021 Described as natural air purifiers that can help induce a peaceful … Read more

Moderna says it is on track to deliver the US 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by March

Moderna Inc said it is on track to deliver the U.S. 100 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine by March and 200 million doses by June after President Biden promised that any American who wanted a shot would have it in the spring.  This supply will be enough to immunize 100 million people – about one-third … Read more

Brazil’s ‘super-covid’ arrives in the US

BREAKING NEWS: Brazil’s ‘super-covid’ arrives in the US: Minnesota resident becomes first American with highly-contagious variant that vaccines may not be able to protect against Minnesota health officials identified the first case of the Brazilian P1 variant in the US on Monday  The Twin Cities resident recently traveled to Brazil and returned this month  They … Read more

PAUL McKENNA’S mind tricks to beat stress

A few years ago, I wrote a book about confidence and how to achieve it. ‘Oh great,’ a pal scoffed when I told him about it. ‘You’re writing a training manual for annoying people.’  The actual word he used to describe the sort of people he thought my book was aimed at was rather stronger. But … Read more

More than 45,000 people in Florida are overdue for their second coronavirus vaccine dose

Nearly 50,000 people in Florida who received their first coronavirus vaccine dose are overdue for their second one. The two immunizations approved for emergency use authorization in the U.S. – Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna – each require a booster shot three or four weeks apart.  According to Florida’s Department of Health, about 1.03 million people have … Read more