A number of doctors nationwide believe the drug Ivermectin is an effective treatment for COVID-19 and they prescribe it within the confines of their own offices. Doctors who work in hospitals, however, must abide by their hospital administration's policies. This is causing friction among some hospitals, doctors, and patients.
As head of "PregnantSee", a company in Fairfax, Virginia that offers 3, 4 and 5-D ultrasounds, Christopoulos provides a unique experience for moms to see their growing baby in astonishing detail. "Now with 3D ultrasound you can see actual fat plump cheeks, you see baby sucking their little thumb, making facial gestures that are so human."
The World Health Organization admits there has yet to be a single death from the Omicron variant, but that hasn't stopped some governments–especially in Europe–from using it as another reason to enact mandatory vaccinations.
New cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been discovered in more cities and states. The first case was reported in California, but now there are 5 known cases in New York, and a report of one case each in Minnesota and Hawaii.
Officials report the person had been fully vaccinated with Moderna's mRNA vaccines but had not yet been eligible for a booster. The patient is said to be recovering well and is in quarantine.
A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday narrowly backed a closely watched COVID-19 pill from Merck, setting the stage for a likely authorization of the first drug that Americans could take at home to treat the coronavirus.
The CDC is now calling for everyone age 18 and up to get a booster shot, while potentially expanding eligibility to 16 and 17-year-olds.
Nations around the world are beginning to close their borders over concern about a new variant of COVID-19 called Omicron that has emerged from Southern Africa.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has declared a state of emergency over the Omicron variant of COVID-19. And President Biden announced a restriction on travel from South Africa and seven other countries in the region beginning Monday.
Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems during pregnancy.