COVID Superspreader events still exist. Here’s what they look like now.

COVID Superspreader events still exist.  Here’s what they look like now.

We haven’t heard much about Superspreader events over the past year, mostly because we weren’t really looking for them. The United States has canceled and reduced its testing and contact tracing programs in early 2022, and in doing so, we lost track of the extent of COVID. But if you’ve dated or heard stories of … Read more

Rise in RSV hits children’s hospitals across US

Rise in RSV hits children’s hospitals across US

Children’s hospitals across the country are dealing with an increase in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases, stressing health services and millions of parents with sick children. RSV is a common and usually mild illness, but millions of children are at risk later in life due to the coronavirus pandemic. Babies locked up during the pandemic … Read more

Rise in RSV hits children’s hospitals across US

Rise in RSV hits children’s hospitals across US

Children’s hospitals across the country are dealing with an increase in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases, stressing health services and millions of parents with sick children. RSV is a common and usually mild illness, but millions of children are at risk later in life due to the coronavirus pandemic. Babies locked up during the pandemic … Read more

WHO: Tuberculosis cases increase for the first time in years

WHO: Tuberculosis cases increase for the first time in years

GENEVA (AP) — The number of people infected with tuberculosis, including the drug-resistant type, has increased worldwide for the first time in years, according to a report released Thursday by the World Health Organization. The United Nations health agency said more than 10 million people worldwide fell ill with tuberculosis in 2021, a 4.5% increase … Read more

Covid symptoms differ by vaccination status: ZOE health study

Covid symptoms differ by vaccination status: ZOE health study

Covid infections come with dozens of different potential symptoms, ranging from mild fatigue to odd symptoms like “Covid tongue”. Which ones will you encounter personally if you are soon infected? It depends on your vaccination status, suggests the ZOE Health Study, a joint project between health sciences company ZOE and researchers from King’s College London, … Read more

Covid symptoms differ by vaccination status: ZOE health study

Covid symptoms differ by vaccination status: ZOE health study

Covid infections come with dozens of different potential symptoms, ranging from mild fatigue to odd symptoms like “Covid tongue”. Which ones will you encounter personally if you are soon infected? It depends on your vaccination status, suggests the ZOE Health Study, a joint project between health sciences company ZOE and researchers from King’s College London, … Read more

What’s behind the disturbing increase in RSV in US children’s hospitals?

What’s behind the disturbing increase in RSV in US children’s hospitals?

Children’s hospitals in parts of the United States are seeing an upsurge in a common respiratory disease that can cause serious breathing problems for babies. RSV cases dropped dramatically two years ago when the pandemic shut down schools, daycares and businesses. With the easing of restrictions in the summer of 2021, doctors have seen an … Read more

What’s behind the disturbing increase in RSV in US children’s hospitals?

What’s behind the disturbing increase in RSV in US children’s hospitals?

Children’s hospitals in parts of the United States are seeing an upsurge in a common respiratory disease that can cause serious breathing problems for babies. RSV cases dropped dramatically two years ago when the pandemic shut down schools, daycares and businesses. With the easing of restrictions in the summer of 2021, doctors have seen an … Read more

Stop saying fully vaccinated, use “up to date” instead

Stop saying fully vaccinated, use “up to date” instead

If you still say “fully vaccinated” for Covid, it’s time to stop. With new boosters hitting the market and an ever-evolving virus, experts say the term no longer means being as protected as possible. They point to two much more appropriate alternatives to use in this current phase of the pandemic: “up to date” with … Read more