Category: Health

Almost 1.5 Million Vaccinated in MN

Almost 1.5 Million Vaccinated in MN

In Minnesota, more than 3.4 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered. Almost 1.5 million people have been fully vaccinated. Of the eligible population, anyone 16 and older, nearly half have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The number of deaths in Minnesota is approaching 7,000 and state leaders still continue to urge residents to wear masks and […]

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Vaccinating Broadway Theatre workers

 This afternoon mayor Blasio of New York city revealed the plans to make a COVID vaccination site on broadway…  The site will be strictly reserved for theatre workers in efforts to help reopen theatre’s by fall this year but could expand eligibility…  There will also be more pop up COVID testing sites that will accompany the new vaccination site opening […]

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Potential New COVID Vaccine

Potential New COVID Vaccine

AstraZeneca is in the process of getting their COVID-19 virus cleared for use in the United States. In its final stage of testing AstraZeneca says its COVID-19 vaccine was 79% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 and was 100% effective in stopping severe disease and hospitalization. Experts also found no increased risk of rare blood clots identified in Europe when testing […]

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US To Hit 100 Million Vaccine Goal on Friday

US To Hit 100 Million Vaccine Goal on Friday

Weeks ahead of the original target date, President Joe Biden’s goal of injecting 100 million coronavirus vaccinations, is set to happen Friday. The U.S. is in the position, with its three currently authorized vaccines to vaccinate the entire adult population just 10 weeks from now. In this position the U.S. is now able to start lending out supply of the […]

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Do’s and Don’ts after vaccination

According to the CDC, after you get the vaccination you may attend small events with all vaccinated people in private. If you are in public you should still wear a mask, avoid large events and continue social distancing. Those who are vaccinated should still take the same precautions that they did before. Those who have undergone only one dose of […]

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Minnesota’s first EmPATH unit to open

Minnesota’s first EmPATH unit to open

On March 29, M Health Fairview Southdale will open a new out-patient mental health care clinic. This clinic is the first and only in Minnesota, and one of only a few in the country. EmPATH stands for Emergency Psychiatric Assessment, Treatment, and Healing and the clinics are created to be calming, with natural light and comfortable seating for the patients […]

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Minnesota Colleges Advise Against Traveling for Spring Break

Minnesota Colleges Advise Against Traveling for Spring Break

With spring breaks starting to occur throughout Minnesota, colleges are discouraging students from traveling during these breaks. Health officials advise students to stay home and avoid any exposure to Covid-19 and want to reduce the carrying of the virus. TSA has reported over one million people have been screened each of the past six days across the country due to […]

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St. Cloud State University to host free COVID-19 tests

St. Cloud State University to host free COVID-19 tests

(UTVS) St. Cloud State University is hosting a free COVID-19 saliva test for all students, faculty, and staff from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow November 18th in the Atwood Memorial Ballroom. Participants who take the test will be emailed their results within 48-72 hours. To register for the event, use the Huskies Connect Page located here. Walk-ins will not […]

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Covid testing in Minnesota

Covid testing in Minnesota

Many places in Minnesota are starting to switch from nasal coronavirus tests to a new saliva collection test. The test is said to be easy, painless, and can develop results in 48 hours. Saliva tests are supposedly more effective than nasal swabs because they get a bigger sample to test with. Our own UTVS Reporter Alex Cotter was able to […]

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Mental health during the pandemic

Mental health during the pandemic

Staying healthy mentally has been a challenge for people of all walks of life during the year 2020. With so many negative things happening in the world around us, it can be hard to stay positive. One of the groups affected the most has been young people, specifically college students. Most aren’t able to have a normal semester with online […]

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