First, There Was ‘Flurona’; Now There’s ‘Deltacron’

Kaiser Health News [ad_1] Leondios Kostrikis, a scientist at the University of Cyprus, says 25 cases of the combination delta-omicron strain have been found, but Kostrikis predicts it won't last globally. (And with any luck, "fludeltachron" won't become...

CDC Starts To Guide Doctors On How To Treat Long Covid

Kaiser Health News [ad_1] Meanwhile, a large study says a quarter of covid patients will have symptoms at least one month after diagnosis. Separate studies cover lingering health problems that had not been seen before covid, long covid...

Long-Haul Covid Shares Similarities With Alzheimer’s, Study Suggests

Kaiser Health News [ad_1] Other covid research news is on antigen tests, antibody treatments, smart thermometers and bickering over how to name the covid variants. Becker's Hospital Review: Cleveland Clinic Researchers Identify Link Between COVID-19, Alzheimer's-Like Brain Impairment...

First Edition: June 1, 2021

Kaiser Health News [ad_1] Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations. KHN: Little-Known Illnesses Turning Up In Covid Long-Haulers  The day Dr. Elizabeth Dawson was diagnosed with covid-19 in October, she awoke feeling as if she...

More Covid Restrictions Lifted, But Virus Still Popping Up

Kaiser Health News [ad_1] Also, in Texas, the state legislature was unable to curtail the governor's powers to fight an epidemic. AP: NY Lifts Statewide Virus Curfew For Indoor Bars, Eateries Bars and restaurants no longer have to...

Little-Known Illnesses Turning Up in Covid Long-Haulers

Kaiser Health News [ad_1] The day Dr. Elizabeth Dawson was diagnosed with covid-19 in October, she awoke feeling as if she had a bad hangover. Four months later she tested negative for the virus, but her symptoms have...

Doctors scramble to understand long-COVID, but causes and prognoses are elusive

Kaiser Health News [ad_1] One night in March 2020, Joy Wu felt like her heart was going to explode. She tried to get up and fell down. She didn’t recognize friends’ names in her list of phone contacts....

Feds OK’d Export of Millions of N95 Masks as U.S. Workers Cried for More

Kaiser Health News [ad_1] In the midst of a national shortage of N95 masks, the U.S. government quietly granted an exception to its export ban on protective gear, allowing as many as 5 million of the masks per...

Long-Term Care Workers, Grieving and Under Siege, Brace for COVID’s Next Round

Kaiser Health News [ad_1] In the middle of the night, Stefania Silvestri lies in bed remembering her elderly patients’ cries. “Help me.” “Please don’t leave me.” “I need my family.” Months of caring for older adults in a...

Bereaved Families Are ‘Secondary Victims Of COVID-19’

Kaiser Health News [ad_1] By Judith Graham | Kaiser Health News File photo Every day, the nation is reminded of COVID-19’s ongoing impact as new death counts are published. What is not well documented is the toll on family members....