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COVID testing blitz undermined screening, fight against STDs

April 7, 2021, 8:20am Health

WASHINGTON — After an unprecedented push to test and track COVID-19, public health workers are grappling with a worrisome side effect: a collapse in screening for sexually transmitted diseases that have been on the rise for years. Read story

FILE - In this Sunday, March 21, 2021 file photo, a vial of of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sikh temple, on the day the first Vaisakhi Vaccine Clinic is launched, in Luton, England. A top official at the European Medicines Agency says there's a causal link between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and rare cases of blood clots, but he says the benefits of getting the vaccine still outweigh the risks, it was reported on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

EU agency: Rare clots possibly linked to AstraZeneca shot

FILE - In this Sunday, March 21, 2021 file photo, a vial of of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sikh temple, on the day the first Vaisakhi Vaccine Clinic is launched, in Luton, England. A top official at the European Medicines Agency says there's a causal link between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and rare cases of blood clots, but he says the benefits of getting the vaccine still outweigh the risks, it was reported on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

April 7, 2021, 8:09am Business

LONDON — The United Kingdom’s drug regulator says the AstraZeneca vaccine has huge benefits but people under 30 will be offered another product due to a rare blood clot risk. Read story

Troubling trend: some who receive first vaccine dose not scheduling their second

April 7, 2021, 8:02am Health

With the county surpassing the 35,000 vaccination mark this week — and staying ahead of the state’s average vaccine administration consistently for the past two months — a troubling trend is showing up: people who have received a first dose of vaccine not showing up for their second. Read story

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Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate continues to climb

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April 6, 2021, 12:16pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 case rate has continued to climb each week since mid-March, though it’s still considered “moderate” activity, according to Clark County Public Health data. Read story

President Joe Biden walks over to speak to members of the media after arriving on the Ellipse on the National Mall after spending the weekend at Camp David, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Washington.

Biden to move COVID-19 vaccine eligibility date to April 19

President Joe Biden walks over to speak to members of the media after arriving on the Ellipse on the National Mall after spending the weekend at Camp David, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Washington.

April 6, 2021, 11:49am Health

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden was announcing Tuesday that he's bumping up his deadline for states to make all adults in the U.S. eligible for coronavirus vaccines. Read story

Manfred Haas, right, receives the AstraZeneca vaccine against the COVID-19 disease from his family doctor Oliver Funken in Rheinbach, Germany, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. In German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia, Corona vaccinations have started in GP surgeries.

Official: EU agency to confirm AstraZeneca blood clot link

Manfred Haas, right, receives the AstraZeneca vaccine against the COVID-19 disease from his family doctor Oliver Funken in Rheinbach, Germany, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. In German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia, Corona vaccinations have started in GP surgeries.

April 6, 2021, 8:55am Health

ROME — A top official at the European Medicines Agency says there is a causal link between AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine and rare blood clots, but that it's unclear what the connection is and the benefits of taking the shot still outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19. Read story

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. According to an analysis by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in JAMA Pediatrics, most children with a serious inflammatory illness linked to the coronavirus had initial COVID-19 infections with no symptoms or only mild ones, new U.S. research shows.

Most kids with serious inflammatory illness had mild COVID

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. According to an analysis by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in JAMA Pediatrics, most children with a serious inflammatory illness linked to the coronavirus had initial COVID-19 infections with no symptoms or only mild ones, new U.S. research shows.

April 6, 2021, 8:30am Health

Most children with a serious inflammatory illness linked to the coronavirus had initial COVID-19 infections with no symptoms or only mild ones, new U.S. research shows. Read story

VA Portland Health Care System expands vaccinations

April 6, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Health

The VA Portland Health Care System announced Monday it will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who served in the military, as well as their caregivers and spouses and some other beneficiaries, under the SAVE LIVES Act. Read story

Cannabis addiction in teens fuels alarm

April 6, 2021, 6:02am Health

Teenagers’ addiction rates for cannabis are about the same as for prescription opioids, according to a new study of drugs and youth. Read story

Keep, protect your COVID vaccine card

April 6, 2021, 6:02am Health

DETROIT — Maybe this goes without saying, but don’t destroy or lose your COVID-19 vaccine card once you get it. Read story