Coronavirus vaccine: Health officials worry nation not ready for COVID-19 vaccine

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Millions of Americans are counting on a COVID-19 vaccine to curb the global pandemic and return life to normal.

While one or more options could be available toward the end of this year or early next, the path to delivering vaccines to 330 million people remains unclear for the local health officials expected to carry out the work.

“We haven’t gotten a lot of information about how this is going to roll out,” said Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of Texas’ Harris County Public Health department, which includes Houston.

In a four-page memo this summer, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told health departments across the country to draft vaccination plans by Oct. 1 “to coincide with the earliest possible release of COVID-19 vaccine.”

But health departments that have been underfunded for decades say they currently lack the staff, money and tools to educate people about vaccines and

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Vitamin C benefits for skin: The best serums to try now

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If you asked a dermatologist for a list of the best ingredients for skin, vitamin C might be at the top.

Few ingredients are better for brightening skin, protecting it against aggressors, and addressing signs of aging. Another part of its appeal? “It’s great for all skin types and ages,” says New York dermatologist Dr. Anne Chapas.

Here’s everything you need to know about the benefits of vitamin C for skin, including how to choose the best formula, when to apply it, and exactly what this all-star vitamin can do for your skin. Get ready to glow.

Vitamin C, which also goes by ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, is a vitamin that isn’t actually produced by the body. Instead, the only way to get it is through supplements or your diet — citrus fruits like oranges are famously rich in vitamin C. And it has vital functions throughout

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COVID-19 has not been good for American’s health and wellness: Mindbody CEO

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Mindbody CEO Josh McCarter joins Yahoo Finance’s On The Move panel to break down how the wellness industry is faring and weigh in on consumer behavior trends as more gyms reopen.

Video Transcript

ADAM SHAPIRO: Earlier this week in New York City, and forgive me for being centered on New York City right now. They opened up the gyms. That was a big deal here. Now not all gyms, and there is limited capacity, but it was a big move for New York City, because a lot of people want to stay in shape and get back to the gym. So helping us understand the state of fitness and that business of gyms, we invite into the stream, Josh McCarter. He’s the CEO of Mindbody, joining us from Scottsdale, Arizona. We appreciate your being here.

JOSH MCCARTER: Thanks for having me, Adam.

ADAM SHAPIRO: So your business, it’s not necessarily

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O2 Fitness president claims new data shows gyms, fitness clubs are not spreading COVID-19

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In a Monday morning email, members of O2 Fitness received an email with the subject line: NEW REPORTS & DATA SHOW THAT GYMS ARE ESSENTIAL.

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Members were told in the email, “In some cases, what dominated headlines four months ago has already been debunked while new information is not getting the same attention.”

The new information the email references is related to three key points outlined in the email.

“It just hurts when you walk in (the gym) and see it completely empty,” said O2 president Doug Warf in an exclusive

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Widely-used and cheap steroid hydrocortisone can cut coronavirus deaths by a THIRD

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The cheap steroid hydrocortisone can cut Covid-19 deaths by almost a third in the sickest patients, research has found. 

An analysis co-ordinated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of seven different studies found three steroids – hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone and dexamethasone – reduce the risk of death in critically ill coronavirus patients by 20 per cent.

It bumped up to 31 per cent for hydrocortisone, a drug widely used to treat allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, or lung problems.

The study, from the University of Bristol, is one of three published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), that suggests steroids improve survival of the most seriously ill Covid-19 patients. 

Another found hydrocortisone can improve outcomes by up to 93 per cent in critically ill patients – measured by either a greater chance or survival or a reduced need for organ support in

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