Tag: Long Haulers

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.
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.
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-19 toll more than physical for hard-hit hoops teams
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COVID-19 toll more than physical for hard-hit hoops teams

During the peak of COVID-19, some basketball teams had to create a new norm. For them, that looked like practicing outside, not passing basketballs, and postponing several games. In 2022, they were hoping to return to the way things were pre-Covid, and that is not what happened. Games still continue to be postponed or even canceled, causing great disappointment for the players. To read more, click here.
California is first to unveil plan to live with virus; ‘stealth omicron’ could be more dangerous than initial version: COVID-19 updates
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California is first to unveil plan to live with virus; ‘stealth omicron’ could be more dangerous than initial version: COVID-19 updates

It has been widespread news that Covid isn't going anywhere, but California is the first state to implement a plan to live with it. The crisis mentality that has been our normal for nearly three years, is now shifting to a mentality that we will just handle the inevitable challenges that will be thrown at us. The California governor established a plan, SMARTER, in order to put the citizens at ease. 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.
Coachella and Stagecoach will not require negative COVID tests or vaccinations
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Coachella and Stagecoach will not require negative COVID tests or vaccinations

Coachella has been canceled the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are set to return to normal operations as they will not require a negative test nor proof of vaccination from any attendee. While attendees are at risk, Coachella removed the requirement due to guidance from their local municipalities. To read more, click here.
Is it time to End COVID-19 Mask Mandates on Planes?
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Is it time to End COVID-19 Mask Mandates on Planes?

The federal mask mandate for public transits stations is set to expire on March 18, 2022. While the Transportation Security Administration has extended the face mask requirement several times before, it is unlikely they will do the same this time around. States are now enforcing their own masking rules, individually. With only 30% of the country needing to mask, it is more acceptable for people to walk around without a mask. To read more, click here.