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Will COVID-19 Vaccines Work If I Have a Weak Immune System?

Will COVID-19 Vaccines Work If I Have a Weak Immune System?

By Carla K. Johnson | Jul 15, 2021

Will COVID-19 vaccines work if I have a weak immune system? Probably not as well as they do in healthy people, but the shots should offer some protection.

US COVID-19 Cases Rising Again, Doubling Over 3 Weeks

US COVID-19 Cases Rising Again, Doubling Over 3 Weeks

By Heather Hollingsworth, Josh Funk | Jul 14, 2021

The COVID-19 curve in the U.S. is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings.

HRC Foundation, SAGE Partner on LGBTQ Elder Care Equality Index

HRC Foundation, SAGE Partner on LGBTQ Elder Care Equality Index

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 13, 2021

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and SAGE have partnered to create a new resource that looks into, and provides a template for, LGBTQ elder care.

Missouri Hospital Opens 6th Virus Ward as Variant Rages

Missouri Hospital Opens 6th Virus Ward as Variant Rages

Jul 13, 2021

A Springfield, Missouri, hospital has opened its sixth COVID-19 ward as the delta virus variant rages in the state's southwest region.

Surgeon General: Virus Booster Shots 'Possible'

Surgeon General: Virus Booster Shots 'Possible'

Jul 13, 2021

The nation's top doctor says it's "certainly possible" that Americans eventually will be advised to get a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine.

Trouble in Paradise? Provincetown Officials 'Monitoring' COVID 'Breakthrough' Cases

Trouble in Paradise? Provincetown Officials 'Monitoring' COVID 'Breakthrough' Cases

Jul 12, 2021

Is there trouble in paradise? If paradise is defined as Provincetown, then perhaps. Town officials say they are "monitoring" reports of "breakthrough" COVID-19 cases in the LGBTQ vacation destination.

Pfizer to Discuss Vaccine Booster with US Officials Monday

Pfizer to Discuss Vaccine Booster with US Officials Monday

By Hope Yen | Jul 12, 2021

Pfizer says it plans to meet with top U.S. health officials Monday to discuss the drugmaker's request for federal authorization of a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine.

Israeli Court Annuls Parts of Surrogacy Law Excluding Gays

Israeli Court Annuls Parts of Surrogacy Law Excluding Gays

Jul 11, 2021

Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday cleared the way for same-sex couples to have children through surrogate mothers, a move hailed by lawmakers and activists as a victory for LGBTQ rights.

Do I Need a COVID-19 Booster Shot? 6 Questions Answered

Do I Need a COVID-19 Booster Shot? 6 Questions Answered

Jul 10, 2021

Microbiology and infectious disease specialist William Petri of the University of Virginia answers some common questions about COVID-19 booster shot

Summer Skincare and the Secret of HOCl

Summer Skincare and the Secret of HOCl

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 10, 2021

With Summer upon us and layers of sunscreen and other protectants, a high-quality skin spray is essential as part of a daily skincare regiment. HOCl is simple and effective for a variety of uses.

Holy Strokes! Celebrating Semen's Spiritual History

Holy Strokes! Celebrating Semen's Spiritual History

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 10, 2021

Shout "Hallelujah!": Today's proud gay men can embrace a healthy balance of sensuality and spirituality. It's time to brush up on the historical intermingling of semen, religion, and culture.

Celebrating Pride All Year Long with Sunday Scaries and the Trevor Project

Celebrating Pride All Year Long with Sunday Scaries and the Trevor Project

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 9, 2021

Sunday Scaries is a CBD company with a mission to de-stigmatize mental health — one rainbow-colored piece of Unicorn Jerky at a time.

Pfizer to Seek OK for 3rd Vaccine Dose; Shots Still Protect

Pfizer to Seek OK for 3rd Vaccine Dose; Shots Still Protect

By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 9, 2021

Pfizer is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying Thursday that another shot within 12 months could dramatically boost immunity and maybe help ward off the latest worrisome coronavirus mutant.

Delta Variant Surges in Colorado as the Bands Play On

Delta Variant Surges in Colorado as the Bands Play On

By Rae Ellen Bichell | Jul 8, 2021

The highly transmissible Delta variant, first detected in India, is now the dominant covid strain in the United States. Colorado is among the states with the highest proportion.

Do I Need to Take Precautions at Hotels if Vaccinated?

Do I Need to Take Precautions at Hotels if Vaccinated?

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 8, 2021

"Hotels are safe, but I think there are individual personal factors that may sway you one way or another," says Dr. Soniya Gandhi, associate chief medical officer at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.

As Covid Vaccinations Slow, Parts of the US Remain Far Behind 70% Goal

As Covid Vaccinations Slow, Parts of the US Remain Far Behind 70% Goal

By Martha Bebinger, WBUR and Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | Jul 7, 2021

July Fourth was not the celebration President Joe Biden had hoped for, as far as protecting more Americans with a coronavirus vaccine.

New Research Finds J&J Vaccine Has Muscle Against Covid's Delta Variant

New Research Finds J&J Vaccine Has Muscle Against Covid's Delta Variant

By Victoria Knight | Jul 7, 2021

Data released by Johnson & Johnson showed that the vaccine remains highly protective against the delta variant and immunity may be long-lasting.

Greece: Bars Face Closure for Serving Standing Customers

Greece: Bars Face Closure for Serving Standing Customers

Jul 6, 2021

Authorities in Greece warned Tuesday that bars and restaurants could be shut down if they defy COVID-19 distancing rules following a jump in infections among young people.

Health Big Issue for Swimming's Tokyo-Bound Campbell Sisters

Health Big Issue for Swimming's Tokyo-Bound Campbell Sisters

By Andrew Dampf | Jul 6, 2021

Cate Campbell got "a huge wake-up call" when she went in for a routine checkup and discovered that she had skin cancer on her right arm.

Unending Grief of COVID-19 Deaths Causing Problems for Some

Unending Grief of COVID-19 Deaths Causing Problems for Some

Jul 6, 2021

With more than 605,000 dead of COVID-19 in the U.S. and nearly 4 million worldwide, thousands of people could be experiencing prolonged grief, the kind of mourning experts say can prevent people from moving beyond a death and functioning normally again.

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