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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.
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.
Hawaii will drop its mask mandate this month, the last state in the nation to do so
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Hawaii will drop its mask mandate this month, the last state in the nation to do so

Governor David Ige has officially announced that the COVID-19 mask mandate for Hawaii will end on March 25, 2022. They are the last state to drop the indoor mask mandate. This decision came by looking at the decline in covid related hospitalizations and lowered case counts. He warned, however, that this mandate will be reinstated in needed. To read more, click here.
Boost and cruise: CDC pushes for COVID boosters in new optional program for cruise lines
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Boost and cruise: CDC pushes for COVID boosters in new optional program for cruise lines

If you are thinking about going on a cruise during the COVID-19 pandemic, just be aware that the CDC has assigned cruise ship travel to a level 3 health notice. COVID testing is still required for those that would like to get onboard. Cruise Lines International Association is happy to state that the CDC is finally recognizing the industry for being a leader in mitigating the deadly virus. To read more, click here.
Nearly 90% of COVID patients who didn’t get critical care therapy they needed died despite being young and healthy, study says
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Nearly 90% of COVID patients who didn’t get critical care therapy they needed died despite being young and healthy, study says

ECMO is a recent medical breakthrough for immunocompromised and high risk COVID patients. Assessments were done to evaluate who was eligible to receive this treatment, and a second survey was completed to assess whether hospitals had the equipment to treat using ECMO. It was found that 90% of the 55 patients that were referred for ECMO, and did not receive it, died, despite being young with few health issues. To read more, click here.
After the Omicron wave, here’s what experts say could come next in 2022
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After the Omicron wave, here’s what experts say could come next in 2022

If we as a society approach COVID the right way, there is an end in sight. Epidemiologists and infectious disease experts are trying to figure out what the next part of the pandemic will likely look like. They are looking into Omicron and considering how it emerged and the implications it had on society. They noted that it peaked in areas where the variant first hit like in Boston or New York. It is suspected that the next variant will be equally or more transmissible that Omicron is. Symptoms can range from no-existent to more severe. Regardless of what happens next, we know how to stop sever Covid. To read more, click here.
“I barely function some days”: Covid “long haulers” struggle to work amid labor shortage
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“I barely function some days”: Covid “long haulers” struggle to work amid labor shortage

A year after battling Covid, a woman still fights post-Covid syndrome. She reports her symptoms as being sever fatigue, cognitive impairment, and constant pain. She is barely able to move around and has been laid off from her job due to her inability to work. Experts have estimated roughly 1.3 million individuals are out of work due to long haul Covid symptoms. The U.S. government know recognizes this as a disability and those that are suffering can apply for disability benefits. To read more, click here.
“Mild” Covid-19 doesn’t always feel that way
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“Mild” Covid-19 doesn’t always feel that way

Even if your doctor has diagnosed you with a mild case of Covid, your illness may not feel that way. A vaccinated and boosted dietitian was surprised to learn that she was infected with the Covid-19 virus. This came as a shock because she also wears her mask and takes all appropriate measure to protect herself. Even if you only have minor sniffles, being infected can still cause serious disease. Mild Covid has the symptoms that we are all too familiar with like a fever, sore throat, and fatigue. If you or someone you know has mild Covid, a trip to the emergency room may not be necessary. To read more, click here.
Almost 25% of COVID-19 Patients Develop Long-Term Symptoms
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Almost 25% of COVID-19 Patients Develop Long-Term Symptoms

Long-COVID is a condition that is stumping doctors across the globe. Many people have been developing long term symptoms and the cause of that is unknown at this time. A study found that almost 25% of people that were once infected with the problem develop at least one lingering health problem. The most common of these symptoms include pain, trouble breathing, high cholesterol, fatigue, and high blood pressure. However, these symptoms vary by gender, and women are more likely to develop Long COVID when compared to men. To read more, click here.
Traveling to Las Vegas during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go
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Traveling to Las Vegas during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go

As of February 10th, 2022, Nevada has lifted the indoor mask mandate. Additionally, there are no restrictions on domestic travel; to Las Vegas or the state of Nevada. For those individuals that are unvaccinated and living outside of the United States, travel is prohibited. There are minimal exceptions. To read more, click here.