Concern about COVID-19 is a major factor in some regular fairgoers’ decision not to attend this year.
It’s the latest pivot by the concert industry, this time amid an increase in delta variant infections and lingering concerns about the recent Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.
In previous waves of COVID-19 infections in Minnesota, increased hospitalizations were soon followed by increased daily death tolls. Not this time, so far.
MDH reported Tuesday 92.7 percent of the state’s intensive care beds are in use, as are 91 percent of non-ICU beds.
After her husband died of COVID, his widow asked friends to donate to a fund to buy iPads for Regions Hospital so families of patients could communicate.
This fall, Marvin Seppala, chief medical officer, and Nick Motu, vice president and chief external affairs officer, will be retiring after decades with the nonprofit addiction treatment giant.
Not super great, it turns out.
The most recent data show 59.1 percent of Minnesotans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 55.3 percent of Minnesotans have completed the vaccine series.
As the prospect of sharing a holiday dinner table draws nearer, MinnPost talked to medical professionals about how to talk to people who have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19 about getting vaccinated.
Current blockbuster productions like “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Next to Normal” and “Heathers: The Musical” all focus on mental health themes.
Workers at Episcopal Homes in St. Paul and Eventide in Moorhead are required to be vaccinated this fall.
As of Tuesday the state had not gotten any official communication from the federal government regarding additional shots.
We’ll continue updating the list as we learn about more vaccine mandates.
Minnesota already requires a number of vaccines for students of various ages. What about COVID-19?
Minnesota added 5,601 new COVID-19 cases in the seven days between Aug. 4 and Aug. 10, for an average of 800 new cases per day.
Kahin Adam’s razor-sharp focus on the mental health needs of the Somali diaspora inspired him to pack up his life and move to St. Cloud.
The study documents the breadth, depth and persistence of health disparities in the U.S. to provide objective data to inform efforts to reduce them.
Minnesota added 4,151 new COVID-19 cases in the seven days between July 28 and Aug. 3, for an average of 593 new cases per day.
Prior claims of vaccine efficacy came from the pre-delta era. When delta rode into town in late May, everything changed. So we need to change.
While data do show greater risk of transmission for the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, vaccines remain an effective protection against the disease.