Harassed by “COVID bullies”; End of free home tests; Alligator Support Animal

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Many people who post online about the loss of a loved one to COVID-19 are encountered “COVID bullies” who show up with mocking comments in response. (BNC News)

The government will no longer offer free home COVID tests starting this Friday due to a lack of funding, a Biden administration official said Sunday. (The hill)

And vaccines can be harder to come this fall, as funding for the pandemic response dries up across the country. (New York Times)

Speaking of vaccines, when will the best time to boost when will the new bivalent COVID-19 vaccines be available? (Atlantic)

Poliovirus has been detected in sewage samples from another New York county. (PA)

Abbott is Restart of Similac production at its plant in Sturgis, Michigan; detection of deadly bacteria at the facility halted production in February and led to a nationwide shortage of infant formula. (NBC New)

Operating on a shoestring budget, the HHS Civil Rights Office appears ill-equipped to investigate the growing number of data breaches to health systems. (Policy)

Starting Monday at 8:00 a.m. EDT, the unofficial american COVID-19 the toll reached 94,197,147 cases and 1,043,858 deaths, increases of 555,048 and 2,709, respectively, since this time a week ago.

The N95 respirator, one of the first supplies to run out at the start of the pandemic, is out of the FDA list of medical device shortages.

The agency also released a checklist for prescribers consult before distributing nirmatrelvir-ritonavir (Paxlovid) to outpatient COVID patients, including potential drug interactions and reminders to assess kidney function.

Most of the children were able dabbing for COVID tests, and subsequent test results showed high agreement with samples collected by healthcare workers. (JAMA)

Black women with long COVID form support groups as the health system rejects their disease. (NBC New)

A Washington State doctor details the medical care of a infant with monkeypox. (ABC News)

Teenagers are prescribed psychiatric drug cocktails as a teenage mental health crisis worsens. (New York Times)

A labor shortage Adderall hard to find in some pharmacies. (BNC News)

It is now illegal for individuals in New York to buy whipped cream if they are under 21, as the state aims to reduce the number of teens suffering from nitrous oxide. (Initiated)

Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke is taking a break from campaigning after being hospitalized for a bacterial infection. (Policy)

A new leg tattoo also sidelined Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman — he’s on the injured list for 15 days after being seriously infected. (ESPN)

A man undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer has a emotional support alligator named WallyGator. (WPVI-TV)

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