Hilltop Assisted Living Facility: Residents with COVID-19 display mild symptoms, remain isolated

first_imgFor more info, click here. Additionally, Patti wants to remind the community that the safety of residents and staff is their top priority, and they are working hard to follow protocol to prevent the spread. Patti says that they have seen an increase in positive cases among residents and staff, but they all remain quarantined. Patti also says that the Hilltop Assisted Living Facility is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the department of health to help minimize the spread. The Executive Director, Ron Patti sent a letter to 12 News that says the residents who tested positive for COVID-19 are on the west side of the facility. They report that the cases have been confined to that one area of the facility. He says that most of the residents that have the virus are experiencing mild symptoms. He also says they have formed a task force and infection control team to work on the control of the virus. The facility will continue to have their no-visitor policy, but Patti encourages people to stay in touch with their loved ones. 12 News has reached out to the nursing home for further information and is awaiting to hear back. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Hilltop Assisted Living Facility sent out a coronavirus update to residents, staff and, family on Thursday. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.last_img read more

Japan withdraws support of controversial HPV vaccine over safety concerns

first_imgLifeSiteNews 16 October 2013While jurisdictions throughout the Western world continue to promote the HPV vaccine, the Japanese government has pulled its support of the controversial drug and sent formal notifications to local health officials saying that it should not be administered until safety concerns are investigated.The vaccines in question, Gardasil and Cervarix, are meant to combat Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), thought to be the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. HPV is known to cause multiple types of cancers, including cervical, anal, penile, and throat cancer.The vaccines do not prevent cancer cells from forming in the body but purport to prevent the four most common strains of HPV, out of an estimated 150 strains.Japan acted on a report by Japanese internist and cardiologist, Dr. Sataro Sato, who revealed that since the vaccine was introduced in 2010, almost 2,000 adverse events were reported to the country’s Vaccine Adverse Reactions Review Committee, including 358 cases that were evaluated as serious.Dr. Sato wrote that the manufacturers of Gardasil and Cervarix state in their own documentation that their vaccines may cause seizures and/or brain damage.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/japan-withdraws-support-of-controversial-hpv-vaccine-over-safety-concernslast_img read more