By: Sharon Pruitt-Young "I shouldn't have waited." In the final video posted on her TikTok account, Megan Alexandra Blankenbiller pleaded with her followers not to make the same mistake she did — waiting to get the COVID-19 vaccine — that eventually cost her her life. Megan Alexandra Blankenbiller became sick before she was able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. She spent … [Read more...] about Before Dying, An Unvaccinated TikTok User Begged Others Not to Repeat Her Mistake
His pregnant wife said this week that the hospital was “out of options” for her husband. A Texas man who helped organize protests against pandemic restrictions is fighting for his life after being hospitalized for nearly a month with COVID-19, the San Angelo Standard-Times reported. His wife, Jessica Wallace, wrote Wednesday on Facebook that she had a “heartbreaking … [Read more...] about Texas Anti-Mask ‘Freedom Rally’ Organizer Fighting For His Life With COVID-19
BY MEGAN CERULLO The financial cost of remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19 is rising. Health insurance providers are now asking people who contract the disease to share the cost of treatment, which can get expensive if it requires a lengthy hospital stay. Early in the pandemic, most private insurers waived cost-sharing for patients under their plans or even covered … [Read more...] about Insurance companies are now asking COVID-19 patients to share in the cost of their treatment
Governor says ‘I cannot emphasize enough the seriousness of this crisis’ as Texas and Florida make up 40% of US hospitalizations As the Delta variant continued to rip through regions of the US, Oregon’s governor said she would send up to 1,500 national guard troops to help hospital workers pushed to the brink by a surge of cases, while the White House announced that Texas … [Read more...] about Oregon governor to send troops to help hospitals as Covid surges
Adrianna Rodriguez As concerned friends and family members try to convince loved ones to get vaccinated, many are met with the argument: "I already got COVID, so I can't get it again." Health experts say that just isn't true. Although antibodies from natural infection may provide some protection against the virus, evidence shows nothing protects … [Read more...] about Natural infection isn’t enough to protect against COVID-19, experts say. You still need a vaccine.