Tag Archives: COVID-19

A Third of COVID Survivors Have Long-Haul Symptoms

By | February 19, 2021

Nearly 31% of patients said they had a worse health-related quality of life now, compared to before getting COVID-19, the researchers reported. It’s not yet clear why COVID-19 causes these lasting effects. Many viruses are capable of creating what’s known as “post-viral syndrome,” which experts describe as health problems that persist long after the infection has… Read More »

Want a Vaccine With That? Drive-Thru COVID Shots Recommended

By | February 19, 2021

Feb. 19, 2021 — Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination sites, if set up nationwide on a massive scale, could significantly speed up the number of Americans vaccinated, according to new research that provides a detailed model for how to do it. Based on the suggested model, 350 million doses could be given in 100 days, says study co-author Sunderesh… Read More »

Expert Tips for Teachers When Schools Reopen

By | February 12, 2021

AP News: “Biden vows to reopen most schools after 1st 100 days on job.” CDC: “Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation,” “How Do I Set Up My Classroom?”  Chalkbeat: “Billions for learning loss: How Joe Biden’s stimulus plan would work.” Kaiser Health News: “‘We’re Not Controlling It in Our Schools’: Covid Safety Lapses Abound Across US.”… Read More »

CDC Says Schools Can Safely Reopen, But Will They?

By | February 12, 2021

Leila Kubesch, Spanish teacher, Norwood High School, Cincinnati, OH. Andrea Wader, parent; president, John C. Fremont Elementary PTA, Long Beach, CA. Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH, senior scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security; associate professor of epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore. Craig Broeren, superintendent, Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools, Wood County, WI. Burbio.com: “K-12 School Opening… Read More »

Southern California Is Origin of New COVID-19 Variant

By | February 12, 2021

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new variant of COVID-19 found in Southern California is coursing across the United States and around the world, a new study finds. The variant — called CAL.20C — was first found in July in Los Angeles County. It reappeared in Southern California in October, then spread in November and… Read More »

How Families Cope When Only One Gets COVID Vaccine

By | February 11, 2021

Linsey Marr, PhD, professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Leana Wen,  MD, emergency medicine doctor; public health policy professor, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Amesh Adalja, MD, emerging infectious diseases specialist, Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, Baltimore. Melissa Martin, Atlanta area. Lindsay Macheska, New York City. Kaiser Health News: “COVID Vaccines… Read More »

Experts Debunk COVID-19 Vaccine-Shingles Link

By | February 9, 2021

Feb. 9, 2021 — The Reddit message board user was looking for others in similar misery to share their stories. The 27-year-old had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Two-and-a-half weeks later, the user developed shingles. “Anybody else have a similar experience?” the post asked. “My doctor said there are anecdotes out there similar to mine.”… Read More »