Among asymptomatic, 2% may harbor 90% of community’s viral load: Study
May 14, 2021
“Walking around a college campus can be as dangerous as walking through a COVID ward in the hospital, in that you will experience these viral ‘supercarriers’ equally in both settings.”
Can we get to ‘COVID zero’? Experts predict the next 8 months
April 23, 2021
“Right now, we are projecting the United States all the way to Aug. 1 [will have] 619,000 deaths from COVID-19, with 4.7 million globally,” said Ali H. Mokdad, PhD.
Ten reasons airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 appears airtight
April 20, 2021
Infectious aerosols are the principal means of person-to-person transmission, according to experts.
FDA, CDC urge pause of J&J COVID vaccine
April 13, 2021
Treatment for traditional blood clots, such as the drug heparin, should not be used for these clots.
About one in five clinicians considers quitting because of pandemic
April 7, 2021
“There are a substantial number of employees and trainees who are experiencing major stress and work disruptions because of the pandemic.”
Excess deaths jump 23% in U.S. in 2020, mostly because of COVID-19
April 5, 2021
For comparison, the death rate increased by 2.5% or less annually in recent years.
Less sleep, more burnout linked to higher COVID-19 risk, study shows
March 24, 2021
For each additional hour of sleep at night, risk for COVID-19 dropped by 12%.
Update: U.S. regulators question AstraZeneca vaccine trial data
March 22, 2021
The NIAID statement does not say what data may have been outdated or how it may have changed the results.
COVID-19 virus reinfections rare; riskiest after age 65
March 19, 2021
Initial infection was associated with about 80% protection overall against getting SARS-CoV-2 again.
Delay surgery by 7 weeks after COVID-19 diagnosis, study shows
March 11, 2021
Risk for death was about 3.5 to 4 times higher in the first 6 weeks after surgery among people with a preoperative COVID-19 diagnosis.