The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading

The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading

Earlier in the pandemic, contact tracing data showed us where COVID-19 was efficiently spreading. Unfortunately, because our contact tracing efforts have slowed down, we don’t have as clear of a picture regarding where people are mostly likely to contract omicron and its subvariants. What we do know is that, while the virus has evolved to … Read more

Unexplained hepatitis in kids: Should parents worry?

Unexplained hepatitis in kids: Should parents worry?

CNN — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating cases of unexplained hepatitis in children. As many as 109 cases are under investigation. On Friday, the CDC reported that these cases have affected children in 25 states and territories. Nearly all the children needed to be hospitalized; five children have died, the … Read more

Packed Tony Nominations Show Return Of Pre-Pandemic Broadway

Packed Tony Nominations Show Return Of Pre-Pandemic Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — After a frantic end to the Broadway season and some nervous moments as shows struggled to reach the eligibility deadline amid fresh COVID-19 outbreaks, nominations for the Tony Awards are finally at hand. Tony Award winner Adrienne Warren and three-time nominee Joshua Henry were scheduled to help reveal the 26-category list … Read more

Amy Schumer cancels Netflix is ​​a Joke Festival performance after testing positive for COVID-19

Disappointing: Amy Schumer was forced to cancel her performance at the 2022 Netflix Is A Joke Festival just hours before she was scheduled to hit the stage after testing positive for COVID-19

Amy Schumer is forced to cancel Netflix Is A Joke Festival performance after testing positive for COVID-19 By Deirdre Simonds For Dailymail.com Published: 10:15 PM EDT, 7 May 2022 | Updated: 03:45 EDT, 8 May 2022 Amy Schumer was forced to cancel her performance at the 2022 Netflix Is A Joke Festival just hours before … Read more

COVID-19 Infection Has More Than 50 Long-Term Effects

COVID-19 Infection Has More Than 50 Long-Term Effects

MADRID, Spain — Clinical experiences in approaching COVID-19 from different perspectives, results obtained by various therapeutic options and, above all, the challenges posed by a new healthcare reality — long COVID — were all the focus of a recent discussion at the 7th International Congress of the Spanish Society of Precision Health. In this forum, … Read more

Half of Massachusetts counties considered high risk for COVID-19 transmission

Half of Massachusetts counties considered high risk for COVID-19 transmission

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have rated half of Massachusetts’ 14 counties as having high community levels of COVID-19. The rankings are based on a handful of factors including new hospital admissions for COVID-19, recent case counts, and the community’s overall hospital capacity.Berkshire County reported the highest case rate per 100,000 individuals … Read more

New York City could bring back mask mandate, vaccine checks

New York City could bring back mask mandate, vaccine checks

Children are seen walking to school, on the first day of lifting the indoor mask mandate for DOE schools between K through 12, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, US March 7, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters New York City could bring back mask mandates and proof of vaccination status to go to restaurants, … Read more

China’s economy is going backwards

China's economy is going backwards

hong kong CNN Business — China’s gigantic services sector just contracted at the second sharpest pace on record as Covid lockdowns hit businesses hard. The Caixin purchasing managers’ index, a closely-watched indicator for assessing the state of the economy, plummeted to 36.2 in April from 42 in March, according to a survey released by IHS … Read more

Pfizer Paxlovid prescriptions to treat Covid increased tenfold in U.S.

Pfizer Paxlovid prescriptions to treat Covid increased tenfold in U.S.

Paxlovid, a Pfizer’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pill, is seen manufactured in Ascoli, Italy, in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on November 16, 2021. Pfizer | Handout | via Reuters Pfizer on Tuesday said prescriptions for its oral antiviral to treat Covid-19 have increased nearly tenfold in the US since late February, as more … Read more

Being hospitalized with Covid ages your brain by 20 YEARS – and shaves off 10 IQ points, study finds

A new study has found survivors of severe Covid infection performed worse on cognitive tests than members of the public six months after recovery.  The left chart shows how Covid survivor scored on 'accuracy' in a cognitive test, with a negative score being worse than the general public.  The right chart shows the Covid survivors scores in terms of time taken with a positive score indicating they took longer than the average person to solve the test

Being hospitalized with Covid could age your brain by two decades, a Government-funded study warned today. Cambridge University experts say the effect is the equivalent of losing roughly 10 IQ points. Dozens of studies have found Covid damages brain function, but the scientists claim this is first of its kind to rigorously assess the impact. … Read more