US Minnesota COVID patient transferred to a Texas hospital dies
Federal authorities investigate lab, misconduct claims tied to Center for COVID Control
A federal agency is investigating what the Center for COVID Control says is its primary lab and clinical testing vendor partner, Doctors Clinical Lab.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is investigating what the Center for COVID Control says is its primary lab and clinical testing vendor partner, Doctors Clinical Lab.
A 55-year-old Minnesota man, whoto a Texas hospital earlier this month, after a judge blocked a local hospital from taking him off a ventilator, died on Saturday, at a hospital in Houston, a family attorney has confirmed to ABC News.
"On behalf of the family of Scott Quiner, I would like to thank the public for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. The family now requests privacy as they grieve the loss of their beloved husband and father," Marjorie J. Holsten, the Quiner’s family attorney, told ABC News on Sunday.
Eleven days ago, Scott Quiner's wife, Anne, was granted a temporary restraining order against Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, preventing the hospital from taking her husband off a ventilator, after healthcare providers advised her that they “intend[ed] to take actions on Thursday, January 13, 2022, that [would] end [her] husband’s life.”
CDC guidelines for antivirals give the unvaccinated the lion's share
Based on current supplies, unvaccinated patients will receive most of these lifesaving medications. Beyond its inherent unfairness, the decision to prioritize unvaccinated patients for scarce therapies is based on assumptions regarding risk factors, and the data regarding which risk factors contribute to a poor prognosis is weak at best. It is this very paucity of evidence that explains the lack of clear prioritizations in the initial vaccine rollout.Health systems and society are benefiting greatly from a renewed focus on health equities. Underpinning it all is the question of fairness.
Representatives from Allina Health, which operates Mercy Hospital, told ABC News on Sunday that they are saddened to hear about Quiner's death.
"We are saddened to hear about the passing of Scott Quiner and our deepest condolences go out to family, friends and loved ones. His passing marks yet another very sad moment as collectively we continue to face the devastating effects of the pandemic," a representative said.
Previously, an Allina Health representative told ABC News that they had "great confidence" in their team's work.
The family attorneythat legal action against the hospital had "not been ruled out."
15-Month-Old California Baby Dies of COVID-19 as Case Rate in Children Hits New Heights .
The number of children contracting COVID-19 is five times higher than the highest number during the winter 2021 surge.The county reported 91 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, making it the second-highest daily total of deaths during the Omicron surge, the Los Angeles Times reported. The 15-month-old was among them. It's unknown if the child had underlying conditions.