Vaccination after infection can curb long COVID; Desktop ‘air curtains’ can deflect virus particles

By Nancy Lapid (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that deserves further study to corroborate the findings and that has not yet been certified by peer review. Post-infection vaccination may reduce long COVID Vaccination after SARS-CoV-2 infection may contribute to a reduction in the burden … Read more

COVID REPORT: Six Hospitalizations, 430 New Cases Confirmed Last Week; Antiviral drugs available

Humboldt County Public Health reported six new hospitalizations today, two residents in their 60s and four aged 80 or older. An additional 306 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported along with 124 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday May 10 and Tuesday May 17. The total number of confirmed cases in … Read more

Long Covid symptoms in older Americans are often hard to recognize, experts say

Lifting her clothes, raising her arms, putting things in her closet leaves Bell feeling out of breath and often triggers severe fatigue. He walks with a cane, only for short distances. He weighs 50 pounds less than when the virus hit. Bell, 70, is one of millions of older adults who have struggled with long … Read more

More than 75% of patients with long-term Covid were not hospitalized for initial illness, study finds

It’s the most succinct and unbiased name for Long Covid: U09.9 – a medical diagnostic code created last year to allow doctors to document post-Covid conditions. Now a large new study has analyzed data from the first few months after the code took effect, and the results paint a sobering picture of the serious and … Read more

‘Enormous’ pressure to keep Shanghai COVID-free as end of lockdown nears

Shanghai health authorities warn of COVID rebound risks Some migrant workers seek to leave Shanghai Goldman slashes Chinese GDP forecast, warns of further slippage E-commerce giant JD.com says consumers are losing trust SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 18 (Reuters) – Health authorities in Shanghai faced “enormous” pressure to keep China’s most populous city free of COVID-19 as residents … Read more

How many times can you get COVID? What experts know about reinfection

The new normal is now. For what seemed like a moment, COVID-19 became an unavoidable part of daily life more than two years ago – with no signs to suggest we’ll ever see the opposite again. As we look to our lives ahead with waves of new “stealth” variants and subvariants, and seasonal vaccine reminders, … Read more

What to know now about COVID as it rises again: ‘These case numbers are a severe undercount’

Covid-test Callaghan O’Hare/Bloomberg via Getty COVID test It’s become an unsettling and familiar refrain, but COVID-19 is on the rise again in the US After omicron’s major spike in the winter months, the variant mutated – twice, to BA.2 and BA.2.12.1 – and both are spreading rapidly across the country. This time, however, the United … Read more

Allianz to pay $6 billion in US fraud case, fund manager charged

NEW YORK/MUNICH, May 17 (Reuters) – Germany’s Allianz SE (ALVG.DE) has agreed to pay more than $6 billion and its U.S. asset management unit will plead guilty to criminal securities fraud following to the collapse of its Structured Alpha funds earlier this year. Covid19 pandemic. Allianz’s settlements with the US Department of Justice and the … Read more