Williamson said while staff is still stretched thin, transfers are also improving. He said the state is now able to transfer patients to other hospitals again, it just is not happening as quickly as he would like.
In a letter to the president, Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen suggests there needs to be more incentive to get vaccinated and prioritizing unvaccinated people for monoclonal antibody treatment is just the opposite.
Whether you are lifting weights or taking a stroll, it is no secret that exercise is beneficial for you, but the Alabama Department of Public Health said it could also reduce your chances of severe COVID-19 complications.
Health leaders continue to tell us that the key to recovery is for more people to get vaccinated. With Alabama having one of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation, what’s the best way to convince those who are still hesitant about getting the shot to change their minds?
Appointments for monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 have more than doubled at the Fitness One building at DCH Northport since it partnered with ADPH and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Researchers close to the CDC are cautiously optimistic about the trajectory of the pandemic. There are four different mathematical scenarios from research groups around the world getting an outlook for the pandemic for the next six months. And if their research is correct, COVID cases could be down significantly by spring.
Danika Barrett comes to Princeton Baptist every day for a window visit with her husband, Brian, who is battling COVID-19 and on a ventilator. Danika said she and her family believe in the power of prayer and she feels it daily. She said, “It has been overwhelming the people who pray for us.”
Dr. Harris said 2020 will be the first year in the history of Alabama where there were more deaths than births. There were 64,714 deaths (still preliminary) and 57,641 births. Harris said, “It’s never been close before.”
Dr. Eller says they will continue to monitor schools and positive cases closely. The situation and policies can change daily, but their ultimate goal is do all they can to keep students and staff healthy.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID-19 are temporarily under allocation and must be tracked by healthcare providers to ensure they are distributed where needed.
On Tuesday, the state saw a drop of nearly 75 hospitalizations related to the coronavirus, leaving health care providers to treat 2,401 for the disease. But the Alabama Hospital Association attributed much of the drop to a substantial number of deaths.