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Maryland man facing indictment for fraudulent applications for COVID-19 benefits


Date Published: Friday 27 January 2023
Article Description: A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging Ryan E. Dales, age 34, of Baltimore, Maryland, with illegal possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon and with wire fraud,



Should COVID vaccines be given yearly? Proposal divides US scientists


Date Published: Saturday 28 January 2023
Article Description: Some say the US Food and Drug Administration’s proposal to update COVID-19 vaccines each year, similar to influenza jabs, could boost uptake.



After holiday season, number of COVID cases is a fraction of last year's level


Date Published: Friday 27 January 2023
Article Description: In the weeks following the winter holiday season, reported cases of COVID-19 in Frederick County and Maryland remain far lower than the dramatic spike recorded in January of 2022. "That rate of increase [this year] did not match what we saw last year ...



Major recruitment campaign for nurses helping to bridge staffing gap in Maryland


Date Published: Saturday 28 January 2023
Article Description: LifeBridge Health launched a major recruitment campaign for experienced nurses to help bridge a gap in staffing.



Gut microbiome can help predict outcomes in patients with severe COVID-19


Date Published: Friday 27 January 2023
Article Description: They wanted to study the gut microbiome of patients admitted to the ICU to see if it could help them understand why some patients recover and do well after discharge from the hospital, and others continue to suffer from debilitating complications.



Exploring an artificial neural network-based approach for detecting potentially infectious coronaviruses


Date Published: Friday 27 January 2023
Article Description: Researchers used a machine-learning (ML)-based model to identify non-human CoVs (coronaviruses) that might cause human infections.



FDA Panel Endorses Updated COVID Shots for All, Regardless of Vaccination Status


Date Published: Saturday 28 January 2023
Article Description: The monovalent COVID vaccines should be phased out and all people should receive the updated bivalent COVID vaccines, the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) said in a unanimous vote on Thursday.



U.S. Heart-Related Deaths Jumped During First Year of Pandemic


Date Published: Friday 27 January 2023
Article Description: Cardiovascular-related deaths increased dramatically in 2020, marking the largest single-year increase since 2015 and surpassing the previous record from 2003, according to the 2023 Statistical Update from the American Heart Association.



Judge permits Marilyn Mosby’s entire defense team to quit case


Date Published: Friday 27 January 2023
Article Description: U.S. District Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby allowed all six of Marilyn Mosby’s criminal defense lawyers to withdraw from her perjury and mortgage fraud case, issuing her ruling Friday morning.



Baltimore ex-prosecutor's perjury trial faces more delays


Date Published: Friday 27 January 2023
Article Description: The federal perjury case against Baltimore’s former top prosecutor likely faces further delays now that a judge has allowed her entire defense team to quit



Heart attacks on dramatic rise for 25-44 age group


Date Published: Saturday 28 January 2023
Article Description: A new study has been published that links the increase in heart attacks amongst adults between the ages of 25 and 44 to COVID-19.



FDA Panel Backs Plan to Only Use Omicron-Containing COVID Vaccines


Date Published: Friday 27 January 2023
Article Description: The FDA's vaccine advisors unanimously backed the agency's proposal to harmonize COVID-19 primary and booster vaccines to contain a single bivalent composition with components targeting BA.4/5 and the original SARS-CoV-2 strain.



FDA advisers endorse bivalent vaccine for all COVID mRNA shots


Date Published: Saturday 28 January 2023
Article Description: A panel of experts on Thursday agreed that the bivalent COVID-19 vaccines should be used as both initial and booster shots, phasing out the original vaccines.