photo by Jewel Mitchell

NewsBreak After All the Changes

Many writers, like myself, came late to the NewsBreak game. We weren’t the fortunate ones who were guaranteed $1000 per month back in November. When I signed up on July 24, 2021, the criteria for becoming a paid writer was to amass 200 followers and to publish 10 stories. That…

Ehrlichiosis prevalence in the U.S- Photo via CDC website

What is Ehrlichiosis?

Ehrlichiosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium, ehrlichia chaffeensis , ehrlichia ewingii, and ehrlichia muris eauclairensis. The bacteria is carried by ticks, and transmitted to humans and animals through a tick bite.

The disease is relatively new on the scene, first appearing twenty years ago. …


The pandemic hasn’t been easy on pets, either — photo by Andrew S

It’s been an emotional roller coaster for the furry ones.

At the very beginning of the pandemic, the news that pets could catch Covid-19 prompted a tragic trend: families afraid of catching the virus were abandoning their pets at shelters.

A few weeks later, the CDC assured us that transmission…

Ivermectin — photo by Taj PharmaImage — CC license

Ivermectin is a well-known medicine that has been used for decades as an antiparasitic and antifungal treatment.

It is FDA approved for use to treat scabies and lice, and has widespread use in low-income and middle-income countries as a treatment for parasitic worms.

It is considered very safe for humans…

Covid-19 ultrastructural morphology-photo by CDC on Unsplash (modified background)

Breakthrough Cases on the Rise

As the information circulates that the vaccines are waning in efficacy, a lot of people are getting nervous. If you were vaccinated in the first set of vaccine roll-outs, between December 2020 and March 2021, you may have cause to be.

The report released by the CDC on August 27…

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