Tag: COVID Long-Haulers

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.
Americans can now order four more free at-home Covid-19 tests
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Americans can now order four more free at-home Covid-19 tests

When the government first announced that they would be sending four free tests to homes, Americans thought that would be the last of the tests they would be given. However, it has been announced that Covidtests.gov will allow another four tests to be ordered for all households. This decision was brought on by the effort to move back to the normal before Covid. To read more, click here.
A federal program to ease access to Covid-19 antivirals rolls out, but pills have been going unused in many parts of the United States
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A federal program to ease access to Covid-19 antivirals rolls out, but pills have been going unused in many parts of the United States

A middle aged man nearly died of a Covid-19 infection due to his health state and not having access to the life saving drug, Paxlovid. The federal government has a solution to that problem as they are now rolling out a program called "test-to-treat." Citizens will now be able to take a rapid test, receive their results in minutes, and take medication home the same day. Some states are struggling to keep the drug on the shelf while other have several units available. However, these pills will not be redistributed. To read more, click here.
Pfizer begins Phase 2 and 3 trial of Covid-19 antiviral Paxlovid in children ages 6 to 17
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Pfizer begins Phase 2 and 3 trial of Covid-19 antiviral Paxlovid in children ages 6 to 17

The new trials will evaluate how safe and effective the treat will be for children that have confirmed cases of Covid-19. This trial will consist of 140 people and they are to be separated into two different cohorts in order to determine how Paxlovid will effect them based on weight. In addition to evaluating the safety, experts are making it a point to study how the drug moves throughout the body. To read more, click here.
This is the date the pandemic will feel like it’s over for many Americans
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This is the date the pandemic will feel like it’s over for many Americans

There has been much speculation as to when the pandemic is over. Politically speaking, the date is March 25, which marks the day that Hawaii ends its indoor mask mandate. Hawaii will return to masking if needed, however, it is unlikely that any state will return to indoor masking. State governors are very optimistic about the end of the pandemic being near. To read more, click here.
Why have women been so disproportionately affected by Covid-19? Experts explain
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Why have women been so disproportionately affected by Covid-19? Experts explain

A poll has revealed that women in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, France, Italy, and Germany had a significantly worse response to Covid-19 when compared to men. They experienced the most disruption when it comes to future planning, community, mental health, access to healthcare, and financial stability. This has to do with the fact that women were more likely to lose their jobs and took on more work where they were left without compensation. There was a sharp increase in major depressive disorder, with women having the highest numbers. To read more, click here.
Infants born to vaccinated mothers are less likely to be hospitalized with COVID, CDC study finds
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Infants born to vaccinated mothers are less likely to be hospitalized with COVID, CDC study finds

Women that are pregnant, breastfeeding, or looking to conceive in the foreseeable future are encouraged to get vaccinated. According to the CDC, babies that are born by vaccinated mothers are likely to have some of their protection. Scientists completed a study of 379 babies under 6 months old. About half were hospitalized, and 84% were born to unvaccinated mothers. To read more, click here.