Health

Federal freeze on most evictions ends Saturday

This raises concerns that thousands of South Carolinanians could face evictions

(ABC News) — The end of a federal freeze on most evictions tomorrow is raising concerns that thousands of South Carolina residents will be unable to afford their monthly rent and face eviction. Millions of Americans could be at risk of losing their homes- after lawmakers were unable to advance a last minute extension to the nationwide eviction moratorium. ABC’s…

War on the pandemic changes gears

New data shows breakthrough cases are just as likely to transmit COVID as those unvaccinated

(ABC NEWS) — Friday CDC officials say the war has changed when it comes to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because of the delta variant. New data from the agency shows vaccinated people who get breakthrough cases are just as likely to transmit the delta variant as unvaccinated people — even if they can’t get as sick. ABC’s Steve Osunsami has…

Pfizer CEO pushes for third COVID shot

Cases of COVID continues to see a spike in cases across the country

(ABC News) — On the vaccine front the CEO of Pfizer pushing for a third shot. This comes as the surge of COVID cases is overwhelming hospitals from coast to coast. ABC’s Morgan Norwood has the story. Categories: Health, National News, News

DHEC issues new wildfire smoke alert for Thursday

Health officials say air quality will be at its worst all day and into the night Thursday

Image: Oregon OSFM Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)  is once again issuing a wildfire smoke alert for South Carolina. The smoke originated from wildfires burning across parts of Central and Western Canada and the Western U.S. Officials say most significant effects are being seen right now and are expected to continue tomorrow Thursday…

President Biden considers mandate requiring all federal employees be vaccinated

The mandate is currently "under consideration"

(ABC News) –President Joe Biden said Tuesday afternoon that a mandate to require all federal employees to be vaccinated is now “under consideration.” Sources familiar with the discussion told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega that the president is awaiting the outcome of a policy review, but that likely Thursday, he will announce that federal employees will be…

News cases of COVID up 314% in the U.S. from last month

The United States is averaging 47 thousand cases per day

(ABC News) —  Health officials say the United States is averaging more than 47 thousand new cases of coronavirus per day. That’s up 314 percent since last month. Morgan Norwood has the desperate push for more shots in arms as cities from coast to coast look to curb the spread. Categories: Health, National News, News

COVID fears in the medical community continue as schools get ready to resume

Health experts say the delta variant is ripping through unvaccinated communities

(ABC News) –fears continue among health experts as COVID numbers in the u-s trend in the wrong direction. The delta variant is now ripping through unvaccinated communities, placing a strain back on some healthcare systems. ABC’s Morgan Norwood has the latest. Categories: Health, National News, News

FDA issues warning over rare autoimmune disorder linked J&J vaccine

100 preliminary cases were reported out of the 12.5 doses were administered

(ABC News) –The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday warned of an increased risk of Guillain-Barre, a rare neurological disorder, following the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 100 preliminary cases of the syndrome were reported among the 12.5M doses administered. The agency noted that 95 of the cases were serious and required hospitalization. There was one death. While the…

Pfizer says study shows booster shot after 6 to 12 months likely best protection

The company says they plan to begin clinical trials in August to test a new vaccine construct based on the delta variant

Image: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images (ABC News) –Pfizer and BioNTech have released initial data from a study on booster shots for their COVID-19 vaccine, saying a third dose delivered about six months after the second shot has shown neutralization titers are five to 10 times higher than after two primary doses. The companies said they expect to publish “more…