Nearly all states expected to see rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations, predictions show

As the country’s resurgence of COVID-19 peaks since mid-February, daily hospital admission levels and new COVID-19-related deaths in the United States are expected to continue to rise in over the next four weeks, according to recently updated forecasting models used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Forecasts now call for nearly every … Read more

Michigan’s seasonal allergies worsen, symptoms mistaken for COVID-19

Spring is in the air, and so is pollen and other tiny particles that can make your eyes itch and your nose run. “It’s a bad time for allergies,” said Kathleen Slonager, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the nonprofit Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, on Wednesday. “But climate change is making the … Read more

What to do if you test positive for Covid-19 now | CNN

CNN — Covid-19 infections are on the rise, with most US states reporting an increase in cases. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highly contagious BA.2.1.21 subvariant of Omicron is now the dominant strain of coronavirus nationwide. Two years into the pandemic, many don’t know what to do after … Read more

Cold, hard, hygienic money? BYU study finds ‘no need’ to go without cash to prevent COVID-19

Liz Atkinson, Quicksilver store manager at Traverse Mountain Outlets in Lehi, cleans a terminal after a transaction on May 1, 2020. Many companies have started encouraging transactions with plastic debit and credit cards as a security measure for fight against the spread of COVID -19. Now, research from BYU indicates that plastic payment cards are … Read more

How long should I quarantine if I test positive for COVID-19?

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Massachusetts and most states now considered high risk for community transmission, it may be time to revisit quarantine guidelines. What should you do if you test positive for COVID-19? The latest virus quarantine guidelines, as posted on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website, are primarily based on … Read more

More research links air pollution exposure to covid-19 risk

Research has shown that not being vaccinated increases the risk of being infected with the coronavirus, while being older, overweight or immunocompromised can increase the severity of the disease. Now scientists believe there is another risk factor that can increase the likelihood of contracting the coronavirus and the possibility of it leading to a poor … Read more

Growing evidence links air pollution exposure to covid-19 risks

Placeholder while loading article actions Research has shown that not being vaccinated increases the risk of being infected with the coronavirus, while being older, overweight or immunocompromised can increase the severity of the disease. Now scientists believe there is another risk factor that can increase the likelihood of contracting the coronavirus and the possibility of … Read more

More than half of first Covid-19 patients in a hospital had symptoms two years later, study finds

The study, published in The Lancet on Wednesday, found that 55% of patients still had at least one symptom of Covid-19 two years later. This was actually an improvement from six months after infection, when 68% had symptoms. Researchers from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital reviewed the records of 1,192 people who had been hospitalized at … Read more

A medical expert explains how to tell if it’s a cold, the flu or COVID-19

Dr. Ricardo González-Fisher discussed the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections and the latest FDA restrictions on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. DENVER— Regarding upper respiratory tract infections, Dr. Ricardo González-Fisher said it becomes difficult to distinguish whether a person has COVID-19, influenza, pneumonia or strep throat, as the conditions have many common symptoms. González-Fisher … Read more

Cognitive impairment from severe COVID-19 equivalent to 20 years of aging – Loss of 10 IQ points

According to a team of scientists, cognitive impairment following severe COVID-19 is similar to that experienced from the 20s of aging between 50 and 70 and is equivalent to losing 10 IQ points. Cognitive impairment following severe COVID-19[feminine] First identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by … Read more