FDA Approves First Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine | FDA

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Arexvy, the first respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine approved for use in the United States. Arexvy is approved for the prevention of lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV in individuals 60 years of age and older.“Older adults, in particular those with underlying health conditions, such as heart or lung disease or weakened immune systems, are at high risk for severe disease caused by RSV,” said PeterContinue…

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Human Rights Commissioner troubled by end of mask mandates in healthcare settings – BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

Vancouver B.C. – On April 12, 2023, B.C.’s Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender released the following statement on the recent announcement that universal mask mandates in healthcare settings would be eliminated. “As mask restrictions have been lifted in B.C., I have repeatedly expressed concerns about the human rights implications of these policy decisions: that the removal of mask mandates has a disproportionate impact on marginalized people, seniors, and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. ThisContinue…

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‘Blue Sunday’ 2023 – M.E. myself and I

Once again, I’m hosting my Tea Party For M.E. for people with M.E. and their family and friends. I strongly believe that we need and deserve as dedicated day of fundraising, but also a day where we can come together to mark and celebrate our resilience and our strength in the face of this cruel and life-altering disease.On Sunday 14th May, people from all over the world will meet up online to chat and leaveContinue…

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#MillionsMissing 2023 – #MillionsMissing

#MillionsMissing 2023

#MillionsMissing 2023 will be held at the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC on May 12th that will feature an art installation and press conference. This year, #MEAction in partnership with Body Politic, will host #MillionsMissing 2023 to demand bold, urgent governmental action for the millions of people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), Long COVID, and other infection-associated, complex-chronic diseases.Our protest will be an art installation that will have rows and rowsContinue…

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Pragmatica-Lung Study opens for patient enrollment – NCI

The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has helped launch a phase 3 randomized clinical trial (NCT05633602) of a two-drug combination to treat patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Called the Pragmatica-Lung Study (or S2302), this is one of the first NCI-supported clinical trials to use a trial design that removes many of the barriers that prevent people from joining clinical trials. This “pragmatic” approach aims to increaseContinue…

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COVID-19: African Americans & Health Disparities | The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Why does COVID-19 impact the Black community with such force here in the United States?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, one thing has become abundantly clear: the coronavirus impacts the African American community at a disproportionate rate when compared with other populations.To help make sense of why this continues to be the case, The Wright has partnered with Detroit Public Television to present a new virtual series (sponsored, in part, by our friends at AARP Michigan) about the historical, political, and social factors intensifying the impact ofContinue…

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Build a DIY air purifier! Tickets, Sun, Dec 18, 2022 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite

If you are concerned about the risk of COVID, RSV, the flu, and poor indoor air quality at work, school, or home (especially if people are infected and want to reduce the risk of spread to other household members) but cannot afford to buy expensive HEPA air purifiers, fret not–you can build your own air cleaner with a box fan, some MERV-13 furnace filters, cardboard, and masking tape!It’s called a Corsi-Rosenthal box and it isContinue…

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Matthew Cortland Hosts Twitter Space: Is it safe to ____?

Disability activist and inspiration for this site and the term adaptive PPE, Matthew Cortland is hosting a Twitter space to help people learn how to manage air quality in indoor spaces and generally protect themselves as the pandemic continues.

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