Covid

Long COVID is proving to be common, but it’s still not clear how to prevent or treat it

Long COVID is proving to be common, but it’s still not clear how to prevent or treat it

Two years after the first COVID-19 patients raised alarms that symptoms could last for months, it’s clear the phenomenon is common — but medical experts still don’t know much about what causes it or how to treat it. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looking at 353,000 COVID-19 survivors found that …

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COVID Isolation Guidance: What Steps to Take Once You Test Positive

COVID Isolation Guidance: What Steps to Take Once You Test Positive

COVID-19 cases have risen across Illinois within the past month, and most recently, the number of counties at a “high” risk level status increased for yet another week. A total of 19 counties were considered at a “high” community level as of Thursday, which was up from 15 the week prior, according to the latest …

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Taking Paxlovid? Here’s What To Know About This Antiviral Drug For COVID.

Taking Paxlovid? Here’s What To Know About This Antiviral Drug For COVID.

Mina called Paxlovid’s efficacy of 88% against COVID-related hospitalization and death “an astounding metric.” In a study of 2,085 unvaccinated adults with a preexisting medical condition (or just older age), just 8, or 0.8%, were hospitalized with COVID or died from any cause compared with 66, or 6%, of those who took a placebo. The …

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Delivery and other essential workers need better protections during the COVID-19 crisis. A new study found COVID-19 mortality rates in 2020 were five times higher among retail and service workers.

Most workers who died of COVID in 2020 had something essential in common, study finds

Delivery and other essential workers need better protections during the COVID-19 crisis. A new study found COVID-19 mortality rates in 2020 were five times higher among retail and service workers. Mark Lennihan AP Most working-age Americans who died of COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic were so-called essential workers in labor, service and …

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The 10-year-old’s symptoms passed — but then worse ones set in. Her case shows how little we know about long COVID in kids

The 10-year-old’s symptoms passed — but then worse ones set in. Her case shows how little we know about long COVID in kids

Shyne Staples leaps up and executes a flawless forward roll across a gym mat. She flips into a cartwheel, stands on her hands, then climbs a rope before spinning around a high bar in her San Mateo gymnastics class. Like many 10-year-old girls, Shyne likes flying around the gym, Simone Biles-style. But unlike most of …

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Dr. Jha Says This Worst Case Scenario for COVID Keeps Him Up at Night

Dr. Jha Says This Worst Case Scenario for COVID Keeps Him Up at Night

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who wasn’t over COVID pandemic at this point, but even two years in, it’s clearer than ever the virus is not done with us. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. is still seeing an average of more than 100,000 new infections every …

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Why This New COVID Antibody Test Could Unlock Mass Screening for Immunity

Why This New COVID Antibody Test Could Unlock Mass Screening for Immunity

The uptick in COVID cases these days is driven a lot of different factors—in great part the emergence of highly contagious variants like omicron and a drop in masking and social distancing rules, but also an overall waning in immunity for those who are vaccinated, which is no surprise. Antibodies, whether prompted by infection or …

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COVID Jab Spike Remains in Body, Affects DNA: 1 Holistic Way to Repair DNA and Reduce Spike Damage

A Stanford University study found that spike proteins were still present in the body 60 days after vaccination. On the other hand, some studies have found that COVID-19 vaccines and spike proteins may affect human DNA. So how can we reduce spike protein damage and repair our DNA? The impact of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine spike …

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WHO describes what we know about Monkeypox virus transmission

Monkeypox is not Covid. Here’s why

A new virus outbreak is detected. It starts spreading around the globe, case by case, country by country. Health authorities launch into action, tracking infections and issuing guidance. “This is not Covid,” Dr. Jennifer McQuiston, a veterinarian and deputy director of the CDC’s Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, said in a statement last …

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