Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Millions of Americans might not have had an adequate response to shot

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Millions of Americans might not have had an adequate response to shot

“It was a beautiful March afternoon, and as June Tatelman walked her dog in her Boston neighborhood, she was flying high,” Elizabeth Cohen wrote over at CNN. “Tatelman had recently received her second dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, and the end of the pandemic was finally in sight. Maybe soon she could play with her […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the aftermath: It’s not unusual that such illnesses have long-lasting effects

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the aftermath: It’s not unusual that such illnesses have long-lasting effects

“Craig Spencer, an emergency room doctor in New York City, was no stranger to dangerous viruses when a brush with one landed him in Bellevue Hospital for 19 days,” Julia Belluz writes over at Vox. “But it was only after he was discharged, and declared virus-free, that the really bizarre symptoms set in. Back at […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) with masks and vaccine: How are you thinking about this right now?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) with masks and vaccine: How are you thinking about this right now?

The new masking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control has sent parts of the United States into a tailspin. Many people have been wearing masks for many many months as a sign of 1) belief in the science that they make us all safer, 2) I am not a Trump supporter, 3) My mask […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the masks: With the new mandate, what happens at places of worship?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the masks: With the new mandate, what happens at places of worship?

To mask or not to mask? Church on Sunday was a different experience for many parishioners from church last Sunday — and for many it was just the same, with the new mask guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. On Tuesday, the head of the C.D.C. was insisting before Congress that masking was still […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the epidemiologists: How U.S doctors are re-entering everyday life

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the epidemiologists: How U.S doctors are re-entering everyday life

“Epidemiologists are starting to hug again. They’re also running errands, gathering outdoors with friends and getting haircuts in far greater numbers than before,” Margot Sanger-Katz, Claire Cain Miller and Kevin Quealy write over at The New York Times. “In a new informal survey this month by The New York Times, 723 epidemiologists in the United […]

Open notes: Reading your clinical notes just got easier

Open notes: Reading your clinical notes just got easier

A federal rule allowing patients to more easily access clinical notes written in their medical records took effect in early April. Supporters of the move from both the patient side and the provider side say the new policy will improve patient outcomes and has very few drawbacks. The “open notes” or “information blocking” rule is […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and disability: A year later, and millions of cases later, patients struggle for disability

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and disability: A year later, and millions of cases later, patients struggle for disability

J., a long Covid patient from the Midwest, is still suffering extreme symptoms more than a year later — tachycardia, extreme fatigue and other symptoms. Walking the dog around the block, she said, raised her heart rate to 212 beats per minute. Like many other Americans with office jobs, she has been working remotely. Yet […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the tests: A year later, the lack of testing is having significant effects

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the tests: A year later, the lack of testing is having significant effects

Chimére L. Smith, a Baltimore schoolteacher, is an expert on the Covid testing vacuum. Smith, 38, got Covid last March, but never had a positive test. Emergency rooms and doctors dismissed her without effective treatment multiple times. She’s still ill, experiencing occipital neuralgia, fibromyalgia, mild cognitive impairment, brain fog, severe joint pain, gastrointestinal issues, memory […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the brain: Nearly 1 in 3 survivors have neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within 6 months of infection

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the brain: Nearly 1 in 3 survivors have neurological or psychiatric  diagnosis within 6 months of infection

“Among 236,379 patients diagnosed with COVID-19, the estimated incidence of a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis in the following 6 months was 33·62% (95% CI 33·17–34·07), with 12·84% (12·36–13·33) receiving their first such diagnosis,” Maxime Taquet, John R. Geddes, Masud Husain, Sierra Luciano and Paul J. Harrison write in a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry. […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: 246 infected, 3 dead in Michigan despite being vaccinated |

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“At least 246 people in Michigan who were ‘fully vaccinated’ against COVID-19 were later diagnosed with the virus, including 11 who were hospitalized and three who have died, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services,” Robin Erb writes on Bridge Michigan.  “More than 1.8 million Michigan residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations, according […]