China builds new bridge to Hong Kong to rush in workers as Covid cases surge
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China builds new bridge to Hong Kong to rush in workers as Covid cases surge

A temporary bridge that links Shenzhen and Hong Kong has been built in order to relive pressure on the medical system. It will be used to help transport workers and materials that will be used for mitigating the Covid-19 virus. Hong Kong is suffering through a fifth wave of the virus, relying on Beijing for support. The outbreaks have been overwhelming hospital staff, even causing them to see patients in the parking lot. They are hopeful that this wave has reached its peak. To read more, click here.
CDC Data: ‘Stealth’ Omicron Responsible for More Than 1 in 10 Coronavirus Cases
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CDC Data: ‘Stealth’ Omicron Responsible for More Than 1 in 10 Coronavirus Cases

BA.2. "stealth" omicron, was responsible for about 11% of all omicron cases in the Unites States. This subvariant is more contagious than the variant, omicron. While it is rare to be infected by this subvariant, is is mostly seen in young, unvaccinated children that have mild symptoms. Experts are concerned that the relaxed approach to masking and other mitigation measures will give this subvariant an advantage and potentially cause additional spreading. To read more, click here.
WHO issues COVID testing advice, long after critics’ call
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WHO issues COVID testing advice, long after critics’ call

The World Health Organization has now issued long awaited guidance that advises people on how to self-test for the COVID-19 infection. WHO is concerned that some places are reducing testing as the virus subsides in other parts of the world. However, it is important to note that testing for the virus is a helpful tool in our fight against it. To read more, click here.
How Covid attacks the brain may explain long-lasting symptoms
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How Covid attacks the brain may explain long-lasting symptoms

Some research has claimed that SARS-CoV-2 can enter the brain by way of the nose. This can lead to lasting neurological effects that link to memory. There are scientists and researchers worldwide that are trying to learn more about the debilitating illness that has affected one-third, or more, of the U.S. population. The Covid virus has the capability to sneak through the blood-brain barrier causing a immune cell response in the brain. For anyone that may be suffering symptoms after an acute, or severe, case of Covid-19, it is not all in your head. To read more, click here.
Inside ‘post-Covid’ clinics: How specialized centers are trying to treat long-haulers
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Inside ‘post-Covid’ clinics: How specialized centers are trying to treat long-haulers

Survivors of Covid-19 are struggling to return to their normal life before they were infected. Roughly 8.4 million people fall into the "long-haulers" category. As of now, there are no clear guidelines in regard to how this special population should be treated. Many patients that arrive at these specialized clinics were once turned away from providers that dismissed their claims, attributing it to being "all in their head." To read more, click here.
How experts diagnose and treat post-COVID ‘brain fog’ symptoms
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How experts diagnose and treat post-COVID ‘brain fog’ symptoms

Many people that have recovered from the Covid-19 virus have reported that they have had trouble recalling for weeks or months after they no longer had the infection. This brain fog has been so bad for some that their work has been impeded upon. Researchers did a study where they compared the brain scans of someone before covid compared to their brain after they recovered. The scans showed that these patients had less gray matter than those that did not have Covid-19. These affected areas were more noted in areas that are associated with smell and memory. To read more, click here.
Even cautious Covid experts start to lower their guard as Biden urges return to normal
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Even cautious Covid experts start to lower their guard as Biden urges return to normal

The CDC and President Joe Biden are offering a more optimistic message about the pandemic, " Covid-19 need no longer control our lives." They are urging Americans to return to the way life was before the infection spread. That means more people working in offices and not having to wear masks. While we should not let our guards down 100%, we can cautiously ease up on the restrictions we once had. To read more, click here.
Covid will ‘probably’ become a seasonal virus, like the flu, Walensky says
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Covid will ‘probably’ become a seasonal virus, like the flu, Walensky says

Although cases are falling throughout the nation, the CDC says that the coronavirus is most likely going to stay and will behave similar to the flu, a seasonal sickness. They are hopeful that the most recent surge will be the last real surge that we see coming from this virus. Masks are not as necessary as they once were, but experts warn that they could make a comeback. Whichever way the virus goes, scientists are confident that they can respond more efficiently this time around. To read more, click here.
Hong Kong delays mass COVID-19 testing plan as deaths rise
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Hong Kong delays mass COVID-19 testing plan as deaths rise

Carrie Lam, the leader of Hong Kong, is prioritizing the reduction of deaths related to the infection. She announced earlier that she wanted to implement citywide testing although there is no timeline for when that may happen. She plans to keep those that test positive in quarantine in an effort to protect the population. The city plans to treat those that are positive within a central location. To read more, click here.
Requiring masks in K-12 schools cut Covid-19 infections, study shows
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Requiring masks in K-12 schools cut Covid-19 infections, study shows

A report published by the CDC shows that masking in public K-12 schools helped with the decline in Covid-19 infections. Schools that required students and staff to wear masks had 23% fewer cases of Covid, on average, when compared to schools that chose not to establish a mask mandate. Additionally, schools that higher vaccination rates had lower rates of covid as well. To read more, click here.