Monthly Archives: December 2020

Mary Ann of Of ‘Gilligan’s Island’ Fame, Dies Of COVID-19

Covid19 kills again

Dawn Wells, who became an international star as Mary Ann on “Gilligan’s Island,” died Wednesday from complications of the coronavirus. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CA — Actress Dawn Wells, who became a pop culture icon for her portrayal of castaway Mary Ann on the sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” died Wednesday from complications of COVID-19. She was […]

Fauci shares Biden’s concern that ‘darkest days’ may be ahead in Covid-19 fight

(CNN)Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday expressed concern that the worst may still come in America’s battle against Covid-19, agreeing with President-elect Joe Biden’s recent assessment that the “darkest days” in fighting the virus lie ahead. “And the reason I’m concerned and my colleagues in public health are concerned also is that we very well might see […]

Covid ‘D-Day’: ICU nurse in New York among first in country to receive vaccination

With the prick of a needle, the battle against Covid-19 took what could be a decisive turn Monday as the first federally approved coronavirus vaccine was injected into the arm of an American. Sandra Lindsay, an intensive care unit nurse who has been on the front lines of the battle against a virus that’s killed more than […]

Los Angeles you have been Warned – LA County Shatters Coronavirus Record

LA County Shatters Coronavirus Record, Racing Toward Catastrophe “Like a speeding car approaching a cliff, if we do not rapidly change course, we are in jeopardy of catastrophic consequences.” In this Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, file photo, people wait in line for COVID-19 testing at a site operated by CORE in Los Angeles. Virtually every […]

Obesity Impairs Immune Cell Function in Cancer, Triggers Tug-of-War for Fue

Research by a Harvard Medical School (HMS)-led research team has uncovered a new mechanism by which obesity can interfere with the immune system’s ability to fight cancer. Their studies demonstrated how, in tumor-bearing mice fed a high-fat diet, cancer cells reprogram their metabolism in response to the increased fat availability, so they can better consume […]

PPE Shortage Crisis Continues at Most Hospitals, Survey Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A majority of hospitals and healthcare facilities surveyed report operating according to “crisis standards of care” as they struggle to provide sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE). For example, in a national survey, 73% of 1083 infection prevention experts said respirator shortages related […]