Some NC hospitals have clear plans while others still working out details. Some not responding to questions about COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
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Letter: You need M, A, S, K to spell ‘make it to spring’
“So please join me in putting on a jacket and a mask and going outside to support our local businesses and community at a safe distance!”
Ahead of Thanksgiving, COVID-19 spreads across North Carolina
On Nov. 22, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported 4,514 new cases of COVID-19 across the state, marking the latest record for the most cases recorded in a single day.
Jackson County study tests wastewater for COVID-19 outbreaks
A team of Jackson County researchers found that wastewater collected in rural areas can be used to track COVID-19 outbreaks up to a week before a patient tests positive. Now, they’re hoping to expand the study across the region.
County jails use medical quarantine to protect people in custody
A statewide mandate has prompted COVID-19 testing for all incarcerated individuals in state prisons, but local jails — Buncombe’s included — aren’t obligated to test everyone in custody. Instead, facilities have been directed to mitigate spread of the coronavirus through screening, isolation and social distancing.
Letter: Vaccines need careful examination for safety
“It is way more than a coincidence that the rate of many neurological disorders in our children has increased dramatically since 1989, including autism, tics, sleep disorders, ADHD/ADD, speech and language issues, and other “unspecified developmental delays.” The numbers are staggering!”
Update on fungal meningitis outbreak from CDC and FDA
Multistate outbreak traced to vials of medication manufactured in a Massachusetts compounding lab.
Federal report released on Capt. Bowen’s death in 2011 fire
The Center for Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has released its findings in the 2011 arson-related death of Capt. Jeff Bowen of the Asheville Fire Department.
Information sources on food-borne illness
Salmonellosis. Botulism. Campylobacteriosis. Hepatitis. Cyclosporiasis. Just a few of the more common food-borne illnesses in the U.S. Here we have tried to get the best collection of information on what they are and how to avoid them in one place.