Dr. Scott Jensen wins GOP endorsement for Minnesota governor | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, a skeptic of the government’s response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP’s endorsement after a wild ride on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, going over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. … Read more

Dr. Scott Jensen wins GOP endorsement for Minnesota governor | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, a skeptic of the government’s response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP’s endorsement after a wild ride on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, going over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. … Read more

Editorial: Legally protected quack medicine | Editorial

By the Editorial Board If there is one bill this legislative session that deserves Gov. Mike Parson’s unhesitating veto, it is House Bill 2149. The bill, passed by both the state House and Senate, is effectively a gag order that prevents Missouri pharmacists from doing their jobs when patients come to them seeking quack coronavirus … Read more

Race tightens as Minnesota GOP picks candidate for governor | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republicans reconvened Saturday to endorse a candidate to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, and three candidates were tightly bunched after three ballots. Lexington Mayor Mike Murphy took a razor-thin lead with 31.79% of the vote after dermatologist Neil Shah dropped … Read more

Race is tight as Minnesota GOP picks candidate for governor | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republicans reconvened Saturday to endorse a candidate to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election but the five candidates were tightly bunched on the early ballots, showing that all had earned loyal pockets of support. Dr. Scott Jensen, a vaccine skeptic and … Read more

As USA Games near, some Special Olympics athletes in limbo over COVID-19 vaccination policy | Olympics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Isabella Valle cried in joy last summer when she learned she’d earned a spot at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, being held in Orlando. But with opening ceremonies less than a month away, the 25-year-old golfer’s tears are now out of frustration and disappointment. Her mother, Elaine Valle, received an April … Read more

Bay Area health officers recommend masking indoors; region has highest infection rate in California

Bay Area health officers recommend masking indoors; region has highest infection rate in California Twelve Bay Area health officers on Friday recommended that people wear masks indoors amidst a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has California’s highest COVID infection rates fueled by omicron subvariants, according to a joint news … Read more

Pandemic-era asylum limits in hands of federal judge | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KEVIN McGILL – Associated Press LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (AP) — An attorney arguing for 24 states urged a federal judge Friday to block Biden administration plans to lift pandemic-related restrictions on migrants requesting asylum, saying the decision was made without sufficient consideration on the effects the move could have on public health and law enforcement. … Read more

Nassau, Suffolk have high levels of COVID-19 spread, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday elevated both Nassau and Suffolk counties’ “community level” risk of COVID-19 transmission to high, with public health officials now urging Long Islanders to wear a mask indoors in all public locations. The change, which puts Long Island in the most high-risk designation, comes amid a steady … Read more