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Suicide attempts among adolescent girls surged by more than 50% during pandemic, CDC says

chameleonseye | iStock | Getty Images Suicide attempts surged among 12- to 17-year-olds, especially adolescent girls, during the Covid-19 pandemic and got worse the longer social distancing orders and government lockdowns persisted, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Emergency department visits at hospitals among adolescents were already increasing in… Read More »

COVID-19 fell quickest among seniors, CDC says, thanks to vaccine rollout

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demonstrates the effectiveness of vaccines against the coronavirus, as incidents of COVID-19 fell the most among those targeted for vaccination early on in the campaign. In a new study, the CDC found that incidents of the disease fell for every age group beginning in January,… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says vaccinations are not the only factor driving U.S. Covid cases down

More Americans are vaccinated against Covid everyday, but that’s not the only reason coronavirus cases in the U.S. keep falling, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. In an interview on “Closing Bell,” the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said additional factors contributing to declining infection levels include warming weather and the fact that a portion… Read More »

Hollywood says ‘the big screen is back’ to rally movie-goers

Repeating the slogan “the big screen is back,” actors, directors and executives previewed upcoming films in an industry-wide effort to promote movie-going as vaccinations increase and safety restrictions ease. “Just being back in the theatre again feels so powerfully good,” “Star Wars” director JJ Abrams said, standing in front of a giant screen at an… Read More »

Political ideology is real reason people remain unvaccinated, says Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter Hotez argued that the real reason a number of Americans are not getting vaccinated is their political ideology. “They’re tying their political allegiance to the political right, unfortunately. And we’re seeing this play out in the bottom ten states in terms of vaccination coverage,” which is half of the coverage seen in the… Read More »