Tag: Post-Covid Syndrome

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.
“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.
How are the COVID-19 vaccine and booster campaigns going in your state?
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How are the COVID-19 vaccine and booster campaigns going in your state?

More than 553 million doses of the vaccine have been administered. 43.8% of the fully vaccinated population has received one booster shot, at least. Overall, vaccine rates have started to dwindle, and local campaigns to get vaccinated are expected to rise. So how does your state compare? To read more, click here.
Why Ukraine’s Covid-19 Problem is Everyone’s Problem
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Why Ukraine’s Covid-19 Problem is Everyone’s Problem

Ukraine has been struggling to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of its citizens lacked access to the shot, didn’t desire to get vaccinated, or did not believe that the vaccination would help them. According to data, only 25% of the population was vaccinated as of February 24th, 2022. Considering they have a war going on now, spikes of infection are now inevitable. In addition to vaccinating, they need to continue to wear masks, social distance, and practice basic hygiene to keep infection numbers low. To read more, click here.
New vaccine demonstrates strong protection against severe Covid-19 in clinical trials
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New vaccine demonstrates strong protection against severe Covid-19 in clinical trials

A new vaccine option against Covid-19 is well underway. Sanofi and GSK, European drug makers are in the late stages of clinical testing for a vaccine that will be names Vidprevtyn. This vaccine works by using harmless protein fragments that instruct the immune system how to locate and fight SARS-CoV-2. Past studies on this vaccine are promising and the companies are hoping to roll out this vaccine very soon. To read more, click here.
At least 5.2 million children have lost a parent or caretaker to Covid-19, study estimates
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At least 5.2 million children have lost a parent or caretaker to Covid-19, study estimates

Researchers are calling the amount of children who lost a caregiver during Covid-19 “the hidden pandemic.” Further research even suggests that Covid-10 related deaths in Africa are possibly 10x higher than what has been reported. When planning for the future, public health leaders need to keep this in mind as the effects of losing a caregiver increases the risk of poverty, mental health issues, and sexual violence. A part of that plan should include equitable access to vaccines so that no one has to lose a family member again. To read more, click here.
ECMO therapy cuts Covid-19 patients’ chance of dying by half, if they can get it
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ECMO therapy cuts Covid-19 patients’ chance of dying by half, if they can get it

Vanderbilt University recently conducted a study that shows sick patients are half as likely to die due to Covid-19 when put on an extreme form of life support called, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO.) ECMO works by tubes and pumps circulating and oxygenating blood. Many patients had to be turned away, and later died, because the access to treatment could not satisfy the demand. Patients that have undergone the therapy state that it literally saved their life. To read more, click here.
Capitol physician drops Congress’ mask mandate ahead of State of the Union address
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Capitol physician drops Congress’ mask mandate ahead of State of the Union address

The attending physician for U.S. Capitol hill has just announced that masks are optional. Based on new guidance from the CDC, he states, “individuals may choose to mask at any time, but it is no longer a requirement.” There have been severe debates in the past about mask wearing while in the complex. Some officials have even racked up quite a few fines for choosing not to abide by the mandate. The guidance came after Covid-19 cases in the United States fell to a new all-time low. To read more, click here.
A slew of states, cities and schools are ditching mask mandates this week. But the fate of one big mandate is still up in the air
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A slew of states, cities and schools are ditching mask mandates this week. But the fate of one big mandate is still up in the air

As hospitalizations and infections rates drop, many people are ditching their mask mandates. Many states are making past mandates into recommendations. Mandates in regard to transportation are still up in the air. As of now, their mandates are set to expire on March 18, 2022 with no clear plan on what will happen next. Even without masks being required, Americans are urged to be careful when choosing whether to ditch their masks or not. To read more, click here.