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Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Coronavirus

The FLiRT subvariants are rising: How bad will a California summer COVID wave get?

COVID variants like FLiRT are more contagious, causing potential summer case spike; emphasizes need for ongoing vigilance despite vaccination efforts. [ more ]
Independent
1 month ago
Coronavirus

A new Covid variant FLiRT has arrived in Ireland - how worried should we be?

The new Covid variant FLiRT is rapidly spreading in Ireland, accounting for a significant portion of cases, raising concerns of a potential summer surge. [ more ]
Cbsnews
2 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID "likely growing" in D.C. and 12 states, CDC estimates

COVID-19 infections are increasing in 12 states and D.C. after a spring slowdown, dominated by KP.2 and KP.1.1 "FLiRT" variants. [ more ]
Axios
2 months ago
Coronavirus

New COVID variants are a reminder of coronavirus reality

Amid record low hospitalizations, new COVID variants remind people the virus is still evolving, requiring continued vigilance. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Coronavirus

The FLiRT subvariants are rising: How bad will a California summer COVID wave get?

COVID variants like FLiRT are more contagious, causing potential summer case spike; emphasizes need for ongoing vigilance despite vaccination efforts. [ more ]
Independent
1 month ago
Coronavirus

A new Covid variant FLiRT has arrived in Ireland - how worried should we be?

The new Covid variant FLiRT is rapidly spreading in Ireland, accounting for a significant portion of cases, raising concerns of a potential summer surge. [ more ]
Cbsnews
2 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID "likely growing" in D.C. and 12 states, CDC estimates

COVID-19 infections are increasing in 12 states and D.C. after a spring slowdown, dominated by KP.2 and KP.1.1 "FLiRT" variants. [ more ]
Axios
2 months ago
Coronavirus

New COVID variants are a reminder of coronavirus reality

Amid record low hospitalizations, new COVID variants remind people the virus is still evolving, requiring continued vigilance. [ more ]
morevariants
#mental-health
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
1 month ago
Health

PTSD diagnoses more than double among college students

Rates of PTSD among college students doubled from 2017-2022, with a significant increase during COVID-19 lockdowns. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Mental health

Touch can reduce pain, depression and anxiety, say researchers

Touch plays a crucial role in mental and physical well-being.
Various studies indicate the significant benefits of touch for both adults and newborns. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Health

We're exhausted': Bay Area mental health shortage deepens as need explodes

Mental health workers in the Bay Area are facing extreme burnout and struggling to cope with overwhelming demands.
The exodus of mental health care providers is deepening the shortage of essential professionals in the field. [ more ]
theconversation.com
4 months ago
Health

COVID-19 Leaves Its Mark on the Brain. Significant Drops in IQ Scores Are Noted.

Brain fog is a significant health condition post-COVID-19, affecting concentration and clarity.
COVID-19 can lead to various brain health issues like headaches, strokes, and mental health disorders. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Wrestling with my husband's fear of getting COVID again

COVID's impact on mental health can be significant, even after physical symptoms fade.
Preventive measures against COVID are still crucial, especially for immunocompromised individuals. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
1 month ago
Health

PTSD diagnoses more than double among college students

Rates of PTSD among college students doubled from 2017-2022, with a significant increase during COVID-19 lockdowns. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Mental health

Touch can reduce pain, depression and anxiety, say researchers

Touch plays a crucial role in mental and physical well-being.
Various studies indicate the significant benefits of touch for both adults and newborns. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Health

We're exhausted': Bay Area mental health shortage deepens as need explodes

Mental health workers in the Bay Area are facing extreme burnout and struggling to cope with overwhelming demands.
The exodus of mental health care providers is deepening the shortage of essential professionals in the field. [ more ]
theconversation.com
4 months ago
Health

COVID-19 Leaves Its Mark on the Brain. Significant Drops in IQ Scores Are Noted.

Brain fog is a significant health condition post-COVID-19, affecting concentration and clarity.
COVID-19 can lead to various brain health issues like headaches, strokes, and mental health disorders. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Wrestling with my husband's fear of getting COVID again

COVID's impact on mental health can be significant, even after physical symptoms fade.
Preventive measures against COVID are still crucial, especially for immunocompromised individuals. [ more ]
moremental-health
#immunity
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Will California Have a Summer Covid Surge?

The new Covid variant KP.2 is becoming dominant in the US, potentially leading to a summer surge, though the risk of severe illness is lower due to immunity. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Early signs of rising COVID in California as new FLiRT subvariants dominate

California faces an early summer COVID-19 season with rising sewage concentrations and FLiRT subvariants surpassing the winter strain nationally. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Who's dying now? Here's how recent COVID deaths compare to the early months of the pandemic in California

COVID demographics in California have shifted over four years, with older and White individuals now more affected, demonstrating decreased deaths and increased immunity. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Australia records lowest seven-day Covid death rate for more than two years

Australia recorded lowest Covid death rate in over two years, attributed to vaccines, immunity, and antivirals availability. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Covid boosters are a gamechanger if they are free for everyone

Private Covid boosters are available outside of NHS eligibility criteria.
Boosters can help increase antibodies to prevent severe Covid infections. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Will California Have a Summer Covid Surge?

The new Covid variant KP.2 is becoming dominant in the US, potentially leading to a summer surge, though the risk of severe illness is lower due to immunity. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Early signs of rising COVID in California as new FLiRT subvariants dominate

California faces an early summer COVID-19 season with rising sewage concentrations and FLiRT subvariants surpassing the winter strain nationally. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Who's dying now? Here's how recent COVID deaths compare to the early months of the pandemic in California

COVID demographics in California have shifted over four years, with older and White individuals now more affected, demonstrating decreased deaths and increased immunity. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Australia records lowest seven-day Covid death rate for more than two years

Australia recorded lowest Covid death rate in over two years, attributed to vaccines, immunity, and antivirals availability. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Covid boosters are a gamechanger if they are free for everyone

Private Covid boosters are available outside of NHS eligibility criteria.
Boosters can help increase antibodies to prevent severe Covid infections. [ more ]
moreimmunity
#antibiotics
www.npr.org
1 month ago
Medicine

How the pandemic gave power to superbugs

Overuse of antibiotics during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to concerns about breeding superbugs and antimicrobial resistance. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Could This Common Antibiotic Gel Help You Avoid COVID?

Scientists do not encourage using Neosporin in the nose for COVID protection, but initial studies show potential in boosting the body's innate immune system. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
Medicine

How the pandemic gave power to superbugs

Overuse of antibiotics during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to concerns about breeding superbugs and antimicrobial resistance. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Could This Common Antibiotic Gel Help You Avoid COVID?

Scientists do not encourage using Neosporin in the nose for COVID protection, but initial studies show potential in boosting the body's innate immune system. [ more ]
moreantibiotics
#virology
News Center
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Study Examines Surge in RSV Cases After the COVID-19 Pandemic - News Center

The surge in RSV cases post-COVID-19 may be due to increased testing and RSV genome changes. [ more ]
Nature
2 months ago
OMG science

Daily briefing: What scientists think of Netflix's 3 Body Problem

Zhang Yongzhen faced challenges relocating despite his earlier contributions in sharing the SARS-CoV-2 genome. [ more ]
News Center
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Study Examines Surge in RSV Cases After the COVID-19 Pandemic - News Center

The surge in RSV cases post-COVID-19 may be due to increased testing and RSV genome changes. [ more ]
Nature
2 months ago
OMG science

Daily briefing: What scientists think of Netflix's 3 Body Problem

Zhang Yongzhen faced challenges relocating despite his earlier contributions in sharing the SARS-CoV-2 genome. [ more ]
morevirology
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Double lung transplants weren't typically recommended for lung cancer patients. But a new technique has been successful

A new technique developed during the COVID-19 pandemic has made double lung transplants viable for lung cancer patients with a 100% success rate. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Lady Gaga performed on stage with Covid. Did we learn nothing from the pandemic? | Arwa Mahdawi

Lady Gaga shared performing with Covid, sparking debate on ethics and responsibility in contagious situations. [ more ]
#vaccines
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Coronavirus

COVID is rising in California. Here's how to protect yourself from FLiRT subvariants

FLiRT subvariants, including KP.2, KP.3, and KP.1.1, are becoming more prevalent in California, potentially impacting COVID-19 transmission. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Aaron Rodgers claims AIDS was created by the government

Aaron Rodgers claims HIV/Aids pandemic was engineered by US government to drive vaccine sales. [ more ]
sfist.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID Hospitalizations Hit Historic Low In California

COVID-19 hospitalizations have significantly decreased in California since the peak in January 2021.
The prevalence of COVID-19 has waned on a significant scale, with hospitalizations decreasing across the nation. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Coronavirus

COVID is rising in California. Here's how to protect yourself from FLiRT subvariants

FLiRT subvariants, including KP.2, KP.3, and KP.1.1, are becoming more prevalent in California, potentially impacting COVID-19 transmission. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Aaron Rodgers claims AIDS was created by the government

Aaron Rodgers claims HIV/Aids pandemic was engineered by US government to drive vaccine sales. [ more ]
sfist.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID Hospitalizations Hit Historic Low In California

COVID-19 hospitalizations have significantly decreased in California since the peak in January 2021.
The prevalence of COVID-19 has waned on a significant scale, with hospitalizations decreasing across the nation. [ more ]
morevaccines
#tourism
Spectrumlocalnews
1 month ago
NYC politics

NYC tourism sector headed towards 'complete recovery,' comptroller report says

The tourism sector in New York City is on track for a full recovery post-COVID, with visitor spending exceeding pre-pandemic levels. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
NYC politics

NYC tourism still lags pre-COVID era amid crime concerns: report

The number of tourists visiting New York City is still below pre-pandemic levels due to concerns about crime and high prices. [ more ]
Spectrumlocalnews
1 month ago
NYC politics

NYC tourism sector headed towards 'complete recovery,' comptroller report says

The tourism sector in New York City is on track for a full recovery post-COVID, with visitor spending exceeding pre-pandemic levels. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
NYC politics

NYC tourism still lags pre-COVID era amid crime concerns: report

The number of tourists visiting New York City is still below pre-pandemic levels due to concerns about crime and high prices. [ more ]
moretourism
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Is It Covid, Spring Allergies, or a Cold?

It can be challenging to differentiate between seasonal allergies, cold symptoms, and Covid-19, necessitating Covid testing for clarity. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
US news

A concentrated dose of history: The class of 2024 looks back

High school and college students faced disruptions and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, impacting their milestone events and college experience. [ more ]
#nursing-homes
www.dailyfreeman.com
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Nursing homes wield pandemic immunity laws to duck wrongful death suits

Lawsuits against nursing homes for COVID-related negligence face challenges due to immunity laws passed during the pandemic. [ more ]
Irish Independent
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Investigation demanded into death of man whose face was infested with maggots in nursing home, Dail told

Call for investigation into nursing home deaths during Covid-19. [ more ]
www.dailyfreeman.com
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Nursing homes wield pandemic immunity laws to duck wrongful death suits

Lawsuits against nursing homes for COVID-related negligence face challenges due to immunity laws passed during the pandemic. [ more ]
Irish Independent
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Investigation demanded into death of man whose face was infested with maggots in nursing home, Dail told

Call for investigation into nursing home deaths during Covid-19. [ more ]
morenursing-homes
High Country News
1 month ago
Education

When school lunch is free - High Country News

Universal free school meals improve access and reduce stigma in cafeterias. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
1 month ago
New York Yankees

Yankees place Ian Hamilton on COVID-IL, select Clayton Andrews

The Yankees made roster changes due to COVID-19 and other player-related reasons before the game against the Mariners. [ more ]
#jerome-powell
Yahoo Finance
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Fed Chair Powell tests positive for COVID-19, working from home

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell tested positive for COVID-19. [ more ]
Benzinga
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Tests Positive For COVID-19, Working From Home

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell tested positive for COVID-19, working from home with minimal market impact.
Powell's diagnosis coincides with concerns about new COVID variants and follows his commitment to maintaining current U.S. monetary policy stance. [ more ]
Newsday
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell working from home after testing positive for COVID-19

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell tested positive for COVID-19, experiencing symptoms, taking precautions, and adjusting public appearances. [ more ]
Newsmax
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Fed Chair Powell Tests Positive for COVID-19

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell tested positive for COVID-19 and is working from home. [ more ]
Yahoo Finance
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Fed Chair Powell tests positive for COVID-19, working from home

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell tested positive for COVID-19. [ more ]
Benzinga
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Tests Positive For COVID-19, Working From Home

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell tested positive for COVID-19, working from home with minimal market impact.
Powell's diagnosis coincides with concerns about new COVID variants and follows his commitment to maintaining current U.S. monetary policy stance. [ more ]
Newsday
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell working from home after testing positive for COVID-19

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell tested positive for COVID-19, experiencing symptoms, taking precautions, and adjusting public appearances. [ more ]
Newsmax
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Fed Chair Powell Tests Positive for COVID-19

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell tested positive for COVID-19 and is working from home. [ more ]
morejerome-powell
#public-health
BBC News
2 months ago
UK news

Covid inquiry: Bereaved families say fight for justice has just begun

The families of COVID-19 victims closely followed the UK Covid Inquiry in Belfast for three weeks, examining key decisions made by Northern Ireland politicians and advisors. [ more ]
Ars Technica
2 months ago
Coronavirus

It could soon be illegal to publicly wear a mask for health reasons in NC

Republican bill in NC Senate would ban public mask-wearing for health reasons, could impact immunocompromised individuals. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

Public health leaders push back against Gavin Newsom's budget cuts: 'We cannot go back'

Proposed cuts to California's state and local health departments are described as 'devastating' and 'a step backwards' by public health leaders. [ more ]
www.dw.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Brazil's Bolsonaro indicted over fake COVID certificate DW 03/19/2024

Former Brazilian President Bolsonaro accused of falsifying COVID-19 vaccination records
Brazil's Federal Police indicts Bolsonaro for tampering with public health database. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Four years on, COVID damage remains while Fauci & Co. pay no price

Falling for early COVID narratives
Government response to COVID was destructive [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Coronavirus

On Long COVID Awareness Day, remember this: Long COVID is fake!

The idea of 'long COVID' might not be accurate, according to a new Australian study.
Some symptoms associated with long COVID may not be specifically linked to COVID infection. [ more ]
BBC News
2 months ago
UK news

Covid inquiry: Bereaved families say fight for justice has just begun

The families of COVID-19 victims closely followed the UK Covid Inquiry in Belfast for three weeks, examining key decisions made by Northern Ireland politicians and advisors. [ more ]
Ars Technica
2 months ago
Coronavirus

It could soon be illegal to publicly wear a mask for health reasons in NC

Republican bill in NC Senate would ban public mask-wearing for health reasons, could impact immunocompromised individuals. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

Public health leaders push back against Gavin Newsom's budget cuts: 'We cannot go back'

Proposed cuts to California's state and local health departments are described as 'devastating' and 'a step backwards' by public health leaders. [ more ]
www.dw.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Brazil's Bolsonaro indicted over fake COVID certificate DW 03/19/2024

Former Brazilian President Bolsonaro accused of falsifying COVID-19 vaccination records
Brazil's Federal Police indicts Bolsonaro for tampering with public health database. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Four years on, COVID damage remains while Fauci & Co. pay no price

Falling for early COVID narratives
Government response to COVID was destructive [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Coronavirus

On Long COVID Awareness Day, remember this: Long COVID is fake!

The idea of 'long COVID' might not be accurate, according to a new Australian study.
Some symptoms associated with long COVID may not be specifically linked to COVID infection. [ more ]
morepublic-health
New York Post
2 months ago
Coronavirus

We now know the likely truth about COVID, and how scientists lied

COVID-19 is possibly a man-made virus that originated from a Chinese lab funded in part by the US government. [ more ]
#vaccination
New York Post
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Anti-Israel protesters aren't really scared of COVID - they're hiding shame of their prejudice

Young protestors at Columbia University are unnecessarily fearful of COVID, despite low risk of death, leading to continued masking. [ more ]
The Atlantic
3 months ago
Coronavirus

When the Experts Failed During COVID-19

Experts' errors fuel public hostility towards expertise during the pandemic.
Elected leaders' failures contribute to the decline of faith in experts and vaccination hesitancy. [ more ]
theconversation.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Why People Aged 65 and Older Should Get a Spring COVID Vaccine

Older adults are at higher risk for severe outcomes with COVID-19 infections.
CDC recommends an additional COVID-19 vaccine for adults aged 65 and older. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Anti-Israel protesters aren't really scared of COVID - they're hiding shame of their prejudice

Young protestors at Columbia University are unnecessarily fearful of COVID, despite low risk of death, leading to continued masking. [ more ]
The Atlantic
3 months ago
Coronavirus

When the Experts Failed During COVID-19

Experts' errors fuel public hostility towards expertise during the pandemic.
Elected leaders' failures contribute to the decline of faith in experts and vaccination hesitancy. [ more ]
theconversation.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Why People Aged 65 and Older Should Get a Spring COVID Vaccine

Older adults are at higher risk for severe outcomes with COVID-19 infections.
CDC recommends an additional COVID-19 vaccine for adults aged 65 and older. [ more ]
morevaccination
www.cbc.ca
2 months ago
Health

Toronto's top doctor to step down after 8 years on the job | CBC News

Dr. Eileen de Villa will resign as Toronto's medical officer of health at the end of the year after eight years leading the public health unit. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
Health

TIME100 Health Honorees Toast to Survival, Solutions, and Health Workers in Conflict Zones

The TIME100 Health list highlights influential figures in health leading impactful changes, discussing issues from neglected tropical diseases like noma to pioneering research in COVID treatments. [ more ]
Bronx Times
2 months ago
NYC politics

Tenants file lawsuit against NYCHA, Disability Assistance office alleging rental discrimination during pandemic - Bronx Times

Discriminatory rental practices lawsuit against NYCHA and OTDA during COVID-19 pandemic. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
Coronavirus

There's a new highly transmissible COVID-19 variant. Could FLiRT lead to a summer uptick?

Two new COVID-19 subvariants, FLiRT (KP.2 and KP.1.1), are 20% more transmissible than the previous JN.1 variant. FLiRT dominates infections, causing a possible summer uptick. [ more ]
#global-health
theconversation.com
2 months ago
OMG science

The Anthropology of Past Disease Outbreaks Can Help Prevent Future Ones

Emerging infectious diseases have been increasing in frequency since the turn of the century due to ancient human factors. [ more ]
time.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID-19 Radically' Changed the Leading Causes of Death

COVID-19 is the second leading cause of death globally after being declared a pandemic, displacing stroke as a top killer.
Global life expectancy increased by 6.2 years since 1990 due to reduced deaths from diarrhea, lower respiratory infections, stroke, and heart disease. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Public health

Countries debate drugmaker requirements in final pandemic treaty talks

Hundreds of thousands of deaths could have been averted with better vaccine access.
Draft treaty aims to enhance pandemic response with equity as the goal. [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID-19: Why we're looking for the pandemic's origin DW 03/14/2024

The origin of SARS-CoV-2 is a crucial question for understanding pandemics and preventing future ones.
Debates persist on whether the virus leaked from a lab or originated in nature, impacting health policy and global relations. [ more ]
time.com
4 months ago
Public health

COVID-19 Shows Why the World Needs a Pandemic Agreement

The decision to declare COVID-19 as a pandemic was serious and impactful.
The declaration of a public health emergency was made earlier, highlighting the significance of that date. [ more ]
theconversation.com
2 months ago
OMG science

The Anthropology of Past Disease Outbreaks Can Help Prevent Future Ones

Emerging infectious diseases have been increasing in frequency since the turn of the century due to ancient human factors. [ more ]
time.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID-19 Radically' Changed the Leading Causes of Death

COVID-19 is the second leading cause of death globally after being declared a pandemic, displacing stroke as a top killer.
Global life expectancy increased by 6.2 years since 1990 due to reduced deaths from diarrhea, lower respiratory infections, stroke, and heart disease. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Public health

Countries debate drugmaker requirements in final pandemic treaty talks

Hundreds of thousands of deaths could have been averted with better vaccine access.
Draft treaty aims to enhance pandemic response with equity as the goal. [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID-19: Why we're looking for the pandemic's origin DW 03/14/2024

The origin of SARS-CoV-2 is a crucial question for understanding pandemics and preventing future ones.
Debates persist on whether the virus leaked from a lab or originated in nature, impacting health policy and global relations. [ more ]
time.com
4 months ago
Public health

COVID-19 Shows Why the World Needs a Pandemic Agreement

The decision to declare COVID-19 as a pandemic was serious and impactful.
The declaration of a public health emergency was made earlier, highlighting the significance of that date. [ more ]
moreglobal-health
#health
New York Daily News
10 months ago
Coronavirus

Whoopi Goldberg tests positive for COVID a third time, misses 'The View' Season 27 premiere

Whoopi Goldberg misses 'The View' due to third COVID diagnosis. [ more ]
Harvard Gazette
3 months ago
Mental health

How the already anxious avoided global spike in COVID anxiety - Harvard Gazette

Psychological tools like CBT and DBT appeared protective against pandemic-related anxiety.
Patients in treatment did not experience worsening symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic. [ more ]
New York Daily News
10 months ago
Coronavirus

Whoopi Goldberg tests positive for COVID a third time, misses 'The View' Season 27 premiere

Whoopi Goldberg misses 'The View' due to third COVID diagnosis. [ more ]
Harvard Gazette
3 months ago
Mental health

How the already anxious avoided global spike in COVID anxiety - Harvard Gazette

Psychological tools like CBT and DBT appeared protective against pandemic-related anxiety.
Patients in treatment did not experience worsening symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic. [ more ]
morehealth
#infectious-diseases
Harvard Gazette
2 months ago
Data science

So how do you track spread of disease? By the numbers. - Harvard Gazette

Ivan Specht, a Harvard student, used his love for math to develop a contract-tracing app during the pandemic, expanding his coursework and working on statistical modeling related to disease spread. [ more ]
Sun Sentinel
4 months ago
Miami

Some Miami airport travelers will be asked to swab. What to know about the health check

Travelers flying into select US airports are now being required to undergo nose swabs for COVID variant testing.
Miami International Airport has started implementing nose swab testing as part of the CDC's traveler-based genomic surveillance program. [ more ]
Harvard Gazette
2 months ago
Data science

So how do you track spread of disease? By the numbers. - Harvard Gazette

Ivan Specht, a Harvard student, used his love for math to develop a contract-tracing app during the pandemic, expanding his coursework and working on statistical modeling related to disease spread. [ more ]
Sun Sentinel
4 months ago
Miami

Some Miami airport travelers will be asked to swab. What to know about the health check

Travelers flying into select US airports are now being required to undergo nose swabs for COVID variant testing.
Miami International Airport has started implementing nose swab testing as part of the CDC's traveler-based genomic surveillance program. [ more ]
moreinfectious-diseases
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
2 months ago
Business

Rise in small business confidence could signal end of recession

Small business confidence in positive territory for the first time in two years, significant rebound from late 2023 recession. [ more ]
#world-health-organization
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Coronavirus

A Fight About Viruses in the Air Is Finally Over. Now It's Time for Healthy Venting

Viruses like SARS-CoV-2 can spread through the air, leading to a potential shift in research and indoor air cleaning practices. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

W.H.O. Broadens Definition of Airborne Diseases

The World Health Organization acknowledged Covid-19 is airborne in late 2021, updating their guidelines for pathogen transmission, potentially impacting disease control policies worldwide. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Coronavirus

A Fight About Viruses in the Air Is Finally Over. Now It's Time for Healthy Venting

Viruses like SARS-CoV-2 can spread through the air, leading to a potential shift in research and indoor air cleaning practices. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

W.H.O. Broadens Definition of Airborne Diseases

The World Health Organization acknowledged Covid-19 is airborne in late 2021, updating their guidelines for pathogen transmission, potentially impacting disease control policies worldwide. [ more ]
moreworld-health-organization
The Beer Thrillers
2 months ago
Beer

Lancaster Craft Beerfest Returns for 2024 - The Beer Thrillers

The Lancaster Craft Beerfest is set to return in August 2024, signaling a possible resurgence in brewfest activities post-COVID. [ more ]
Nature
2 months ago
Medicine

Pandemic lockdowns were less of a shock for people with fewer ties

Older adults already socially isolated experienced less decline in well-being during COVID-19 isolation. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Longest-Ever COVID Infection Lasted More Than 600 Days

A man with a rare combination of health conditions had the longest consecutive COVID infection ever documented, with the virus accumulating over 50 new mutations during his 20-month illness. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston food

Where do you grab a late-night bite in sleepy Greater Boston?

Boston has a reputation as a sleepy city, but there are still restaurants open late for those with late-night cravings. [ more ]
Poynter
2 months ago
Media industry

Shut Out: A guide to help the owner - the public - have access to open records - Poynter

The importance of holding sources accountable and using legal tools like FOIA to access crucial information. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Coronavirus

First scientist to publish Covid sequence in China evicted' from lab

The Chinese government pressures scientists to control information on the Covid-19 virus. [ more ]
The American Conservative
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Abortion and the American Seriousness Deficit

Many people avoid serious issues and focus on trivial matters instead. [ more ]
FlowingData
2 months ago
Social justice

Rise in prison death rates during the pandemic

The slowdown in prison admissions during the pandemic led to a decrease in younger incarcerated individuals, impacting the demographic composition within prisons and potentially affecting excess mortality rates. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Left-wing politics

Don't Inject Bleach': Biden Mocks Trump on Anniversary of Covid Comments

President Biden highlights Trump's suggestion to inject disinfectant into the body, turning it into a focal point for political criticism. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
2 months ago
Education

London secondary school pupils 'unable to read or write' thanks to legacy of Covid, expert warns

The damaging effects of Covid on education will continue to impact students in England, affecting their academic achievement and widening socio-economic gaps. [ more ]
#cdc-guidelines
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Advocates Worry New COVID Guidelines Will Have a Disparate Impact on People with Disabilities - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

COVID-19 is the fourth leading cause of death in America. About 6.8% of Americans have long COVID, leading to more living with disabilities due to the virus. [ more ]
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
3 months ago
Coronavirus

How Will New CDC COVID Guidelines Affect Workplaces? - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

The CDC's new guidelines recommend a 24-hour isolation period from when fever subsides.
The guidelines do not explicitly require recently infected individuals to wear masks in the workplace. [ more ]
www.bostonherald.com
3 months ago
Health

Health workers fear it's profits before protection as CDC revisits airborne transmission

Hospital leadership instructed health workers to forgo N95 masks early in the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to infections and deaths among frontline workers.
Research on airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 was disregarded due to shortages and cost concerns around N95 masks, highlighting challenges in following scientific advice during emergencies. [ more ]
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Advocates Worry New COVID Guidelines Will Have a Disparate Impact on People with Disabilities - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

COVID-19 is the fourth leading cause of death in America. About 6.8% of Americans have long COVID, leading to more living with disabilities due to the virus. [ more ]
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
3 months ago
Coronavirus

How Will New CDC COVID Guidelines Affect Workplaces? - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

The CDC's new guidelines recommend a 24-hour isolation period from when fever subsides.
The guidelines do not explicitly require recently infected individuals to wear masks in the workplace. [ more ]
www.bostonherald.com
3 months ago
Health

Health workers fear it's profits before protection as CDC revisits airborne transmission

Hospital leadership instructed health workers to forgo N95 masks early in the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to infections and deaths among frontline workers.
Research on airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 was disregarded due to shortages and cost concerns around N95 masks, highlighting challenges in following scientific advice during emergencies. [ more ]
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Poynter
2 months ago
Medicine

Fact-checking Aaron Rodgers, who repeated Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s false claims about HIV/AIDS - Poynter

Aaron Rodgers is gaining notoriety for peddling conspiracy theories, specifically targeting Dr. Anthony Fauci. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Overwhelming' need for royal commission into Covid pandemic response in Australia, Senate committee finds

The Senate committee recommends a royal commission to examine Australia's Covid-19 response, focusing on key elements and lessons to be learned. [ more ]
Ars Technica
2 months ago
Coronavirus

The fungi in our guts can make cases of Covid worse

Fungi play a crucial role in the microbiome but can lead to severe infections when thrown out of balance, as seen in Covid patients. [ more ]
InForum
2 months ago
Education

Fargo Public Schools alone in metro in offering remote, out-of-state work

Employees of Fargo Public Schools, including upper administrators, utilize a remote work policy due to COVID-19. [ more ]
#long-covid
time.com
2 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID Patient's Infection Lasts Record 613 Daysand Accumulated Over 50 Mutations

A patient with a weakened immune system harbored a highly mutated Covid-19 strain for over 600 days, showcasing the risk of prolonged infections in immunocompromised individuals. [ more ]
Irish Independent
4 months ago
Public health

Long-Covid four years on 'Things have not got better - and I now have another disorder'

Long-Covid can persist for years after initial infection, impacting daily life.
Even after countries move on from the pandemic, individuals like Miriam Cullen continue to suffer from long-term effects of Covid. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Hidden COVID virus found more than a year after infection

Pieces of the COVID virus can remain in blood and tissue, potentially leading to lingering post-infection issues.
Clinical trials are underway for therapies targeting the hidden virus in long COVID patients. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID Patient's Infection Lasts Record 613 Daysand Accumulated Over 50 Mutations

A patient with a weakened immune system harbored a highly mutated Covid-19 strain for over 600 days, showcasing the risk of prolonged infections in immunocompromised individuals. [ more ]
Irish Independent
4 months ago
Public health

Long-Covid four years on 'Things have not got better - and I now have another disorder'

Long-Covid can persist for years after initial infection, impacting daily life.
Even after countries move on from the pandemic, individuals like Miriam Cullen continue to suffer from long-term effects of Covid. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Hidden COVID virus found more than a year after infection

Pieces of the COVID virus can remain in blood and tissue, potentially leading to lingering post-infection issues.
Clinical trials are underway for therapies targeting the hidden virus in long COVID patients. [ more ]
morelong-covid
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Incarcerated people died 3.5 times more frequently at Covid peak than those outside report

In 2020, incarcerated people faced a significantly higher mortality rate due to COVID-19, especially impacting older generations. [ more ]
Black & White & Read All Over
3 months ago
Juventus

Juventus to pay Ronaldo nearly 10M after arbitration case ruling comes in

Juventus must pay Ronaldo €10 million plus interest in deferred wages from 2019-20 due to salary delay during COVID-19. [ more ]
#city-governance
Eater Chicago
3 months ago
Chicago

Chicago's Pedestrianized Street Program Remains Trapped in Political Purgatory

Chicago pedestrianized streets for outdoor dining during COVID-19.
The outdoor dining program was supported by former Mayor Lori Lightfoot and urbanists. [ more ]
City & State NY
3 months ago
NYC politics

Editor's Note: Perception is NYC's greatest challenge - and it's Eric Adams' too

Mayor Eric Adams sends regular emails highlighting city accomplishments.
New Yorkers' perceptions of life post-COVID-19 are mixed, with concerns over safety and handling of issues. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
3 months ago
Chicago

Chicago's Pedestrianized Street Program Remains Trapped in Political Purgatory

Chicago pedestrianized streets for outdoor dining during COVID-19.
The outdoor dining program was supported by former Mayor Lori Lightfoot and urbanists. [ more ]
City & State NY
3 months ago
NYC politics

Editor's Note: Perception is NYC's greatest challenge - and it's Eric Adams' too

Mayor Eric Adams sends regular emails highlighting city accomplishments.
New Yorkers' perceptions of life post-COVID-19 are mixed, with concerns over safety and handling of issues. [ more ]
morecity-governance
Truthout
3 months ago
Coronavirus

Sentenced to Death by COVID - How US Prisons Became an Epicenter of the Pandemic

Ending the COVID-19 'public health emergency' had concrete negative effects like hindering access to free testing.
Policies could have been implemented to make the pandemic less deadly, such as prioritizing vulnerable populations and providing income for people to stay home. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Music

'Cowboy Carter': Country crossover artists laud second act of Beyonce's album trilogy

Beyoncé released 'Cowboy Carter,' an Americana country music album, as part of a trilogy during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The order of release for Beyoncé's albums was switched due to a desire for uplifting dance music amidst global heaviness. [ more ]
www.bostonherald.com
3 months ago
Coronavirus

COVID-19 can damage the heart, even without infecting it, study says

COVID-19 can damage the heart indirectly through systemic inflammation.
More than 50% of COVID-19 patients experience heart inflammation or damage. [ more ]
Digiday
3 months ago
Dining

Por que Riot Games esta replanteando su sueno de convertirse en "el proximo Disney"

Riot Games reduces ambitions and focuses on core gaming products
Riot Games experienced significant user growth in 2020 fueled by COVID-19 and Valorant launch [ more ]
Health Fitness Revolution
3 months ago
OMG science

Dr. Peter Hotez Announces New Book "Under Siege: The Anti-Science Forces That Threaten Humanity"

Prominent scientists Dr. Peter Hotez and Dr. Michael E. Mann are combating the anti-science movement with their forthcoming book.
Dr. Hotez's invaluable contributions to combating misinformation and promoting clear communication during the pandemic are highly regarded. [ more ]
Nature
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Google AI could soon use a person's cough to diagnose disease

Machine-learning tool detects health conditions from audio clips
Sound used as a biomarker for diseases like COVID-19 and tuberculosis [ more ]
The Mercury News
4 months ago
Health

Why COVID patients who could most benefit from Paxlovid still aren't getting it

Paxlovid's high cost is a barrier to access for many patients.
Awareness of Paxlovid's benefits and free access programs is low. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
Health

Feeling sick in California? Here are 4 illnesses circulating in the state this spring

Flu detections slightly increasing in California
COVID-19 positive tests decreasing in the state
RSV cases trending downward [ more ]
TechCrunch
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

A bug in an Irish government website that exposed COVID-19 vaccination records took two years to publicly disclose | TechCrunch

Irish government fixed a vulnerability in its national COVID-19 vaccination portal two years ago
Security researcher Aaron Costello discovered the vulnerability in December 2021 [ more ]
News
4 months ago
Public health

Health care transformation in Africa highlighted at conference

Experts discussed lessons from COVID-19 pandemic
Event featured officials, ministers, professionals, and researchers in healthcare field [ more ]
Harvard Business Review
4 months ago
Business

Research Roundup: How the Pandemic Changed Management

The review focused on the impact of Covid-19 on employees, teams, leaders, organizations, and societies
Lessons from the pandemic can help manage future events of mass disruption [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Digital life

What's it like to be a refugee in the UK without internet access? Mostly impossible and often unbearable | Joel Mordi

Pride events can positively impact young people's perception of being LGBT+.
Lack of digital access can exacerbate challenges faced by vulnerable populations during Covid-19. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
East Bay (California)

Still recovering from COVID-19 shutdown, San Jose theater hit with burglary

Performing arts groups face challenges post-pandemic
Theaters in the Bay Area experience burglaries and setbacks [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
UK news

Covid bereaved accuse former Welsh health minister of incompetence

Bereaved families criticize Welsh health minister for losing WhatsApp messages
Allegations of incompetence and arrogance against former Welsh health minister [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Public health

The day everything changed

March 11, 2020, marked the beginning of the pandemic era with significant global impacts.
The pandemic era led to drastic changes, from jarring moments like Tom Hanks announcing his COVID diagnosis to the rapid transformation of various industries. [ more ]
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