17-year-old kills himself ‘after feeling guilty for father’s death from COVID’

17-year-old kills himself ‘after feeling guilty for father’s death from COVID’

A 17-year-old boy from California killed himself four months after his father died from COVID, blaming himself for the deadly infection by asking his family to attend a high school pep rally. In August 2021, the Reyes family of five – mother Stephanie, father Anthony Sr, 46, and their three young children – were filled … Read more

Los Angeles community where Brianna Kupffer was murdered demands more police and mental health services

Los Angeles community where Brianna Kupffer was murdered demands more police and mental health services

Brianna Kupffer murder: Locals relieved to learn of suspect’s arrest Neighbors say they can breathe a sigh of relief after learning that the man wanted in the murder of a Hancock Park employee is now behind bars. Los Angeles – after anger over stabbing death A 24-year-old woman in Los Angeles was allegedly murdered by … Read more

COVID Omicron updates: NIH says only one monoclonal antibody treatment is effective against Omicron

COVID Omicron updates: NIH says only one monoclonal antibody treatment is effective against Omicron

NEW YORK (WABC) – The use of some monoclonal antibody therapies against COVID has now been discouraged. Updated guidelines from the NIH COVID treatment panel indicate that Regeneron and Eli Lilly treatments have been shown to fail against omicron. The variant is currently responsible for more than 99% of COVID cases in the United States … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: 75% of NYC employers say omicron has delayed return to work, survey says

COVID Omicron Updates: 75% of NYC employers say omicron has delayed return to work, survey says

NEW YORK (WABC) – According to a survey by the New York City Partnership, 75% of employers have delayed their return to office plans due to an omicron price increase. 38% of employers expect daily office attendance to exceed 50% before the end of March. 22% of companies are unable to provide an estimate of … Read more

Canada Approves Pfizer Oral Antiviral Treatment, Seeks Supplies

Canada Approves Pfizer Oral Antiviral Treatment, Seeks Supplies

Travelers talk to a customs officer behind a “Mask Wanted” sign at Pearson International Airport during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada approved Pfizer Inc’s oral antiviral treatment for mild to moderate cases of … Read more

Frontline employees push to reinstate COVID-19 paid sick leave in California during the coronavirus pandemic

Frontline employees push to reinstate COVID-19 paid sick leave in California during the coronavirus pandemic

LOS ANGELES (CABC) — There are currently efforts to bring back COVID-19 supplemental sick leave as coronavirus cases rise, and patients with COVID-19 are being asked to stay home. As the spread of COVID-19 continues to break records, many frontline workers are sounding the alarm and calling for increased protection. Frontline worker Rhiannon Ramos said: … Read more

Gavin Newsom’s New Budget Proposal Expands Healthcare to the Undocumented

Gavin Newsom’s New Budget Proposal Expands Healthcare to the Undocumented

Governor Gavin Newsom prepares to give himself a Covid-19 PCR test on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the Native American Health Center in Oakland, California. (East Bay Times via Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/Getty Images) In April last year, the UC Berkeley Center for Study and UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research released a report that … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: Study reports higher risk of complications for unvaccinated pregnant women

COVID Omicron Updates: Study reports higher risk of complications for unvaccinated pregnant women

NEW YORK (WABC) – A newly published study, by omicron of Scotland, found that unvaccinated pregnant women with COVID and their newborns were more likely to develop complications, such as hospitalization and death from the virus, than those who had been vaccinated. Currently, more than 20% of Americans eligible for injections have not received at … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: National Guard steps in to relieve pressure on hospital overwhelmed by Omicron wave

COVID Omicron Updates: National Guard steps in to relieve pressure on hospital overwhelmed by Omicron wave

NEW YORK (WABC) – The National Guard has been called in to help relieve pressure in hospitals caused by the wave of COVID-19 cases from the omicron variant. National Guard medical teams are now deployed in 10 states, assisting in hospitals and medical facilities, according to the Army’s Northern Command. About 13,000 Guard personnel across … Read more

Long in Toronto: The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating urban migration to Canada

Long in Toronto: The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating urban migration to Canada

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine booster shots at a clinic inside the Metro Toronto Convention Center, where the latest Omicron variant emerges as a threat, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Cole Burston No results. do not archive Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA (Reuters) … Read more