Who Is Most Likely to Get Long COVID? Patient Data May Tell
- 'We're Struggling': Long COVID Mystery Has Doctors in the Dark
March 23, 2023 — The lack of knowledge regarding long COVID makes it difficult for doctors to counsel patients on how long symptoms will last, why they are experiencing it, or what its actual cause is.
- WHO Leader Expects End of COVID Pandemic In 2023
March 18, 2023 — The leader of the World Health Organization said Friday that he expects the organization to declare an end to the COVID-19 pandemic later this year because statistics on the virus keep declining.
- It's (Finally) Time to Stop Calling It a Pandemic: Experts
March 17, 2023 — Many experts say we have entered a new phase as health care crises seem to have quieted and the public has moved on to endemic behavior. Others say it's too soon to label COVID trajectory predictable.
- COVID Led to Rise in Pregnancy-Related Deaths: New Research
March 16, 2023 — Pregnancy-related deaths have surged as much as 40% during the pandemic, with the increase entirely linked to COVID-19, according to a pair of new reports. The rise in deaths was most pronounced among Black mothers.
- NOVIDS: Do Some Have the Genes to Dodge COVID?
March 16, 2023 — NOVIDS is the term some use to describe those who haven't gotten COVID. But researchers are not overly fond of the word. They're looking for the possible genetic underpinnings to a group of people they prefer to call "resisters."
- COVID at 3 Years: Where Are We Headed?
March 15, 2023 — Three years after COVID-19 rocked the world, the pandemic has evolved into a steady state of commonplace infections, less frequent hospitalization and death, and continued anxiety and isolation for older people and those with weakened immune systems.
- Q&A: The Future of COVID-19
March 15, 2023 — With the third anniversary of COVID upon us, various experts give us their takes on the future of COVID-19 and how their perspectives have changed over 3 years.
- WebMD Poll: Another Year of Tough COVID Questions
March 15, 2023 — Our current poll found that almost a third – 30% – of our audience thinks the pandemic has already come to an end, up from 16% a year ago.
- 3 Years On, Why Don’t We Know the Extent of Long COVID?
March 15, 2023 — More than 3 years into the pandemic, finding out how many Americans have long COVID – and what to about it – has proved to be far harder than identifying those infected with the virus who have recovered or died from it.
- Study Says Long COVID May Cause Face Blindness
March 14, 2023 — New research published in Cortex, links long COVID to face blindness – or prosopagnosia -- the inability to recognize faces.
- Pandemic Hit Black Children Harder, Study Shows
March 13, 2023 — Black children had almost three times as many COVID-related deaths as white children and about twice as many hospitalizations, according to a new study
- U.S. Avoids Predicted Winter COVID Surge
March 13, 2023 — Deaths from COVID-19 and official case counts have declined dramatically, compared to the surges seen during the winter of 2021-2022.
- 3 Years Ago, the COVID-19 Pandemic Officially Began
March 11, 2023 — The COVID-19 pandemic declared by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, is now three years old.
- Omicron Much Less Likely to Cause Long COVID, Study Finds
March 10, 2023 — Those who tested positive with the original virus had a 67% higher risk of developing long COVID, while the chances of developing long COVID among workers whose first infection was with Omicron did not appear to be greater.
- 'Breakthrough' Study: Diabetes Drug Helps Prevent Long COVID
March 9, 2023 — Metformin led to a 42% drop in long COVID among people who had a mild to moderate COVID-19 infection.
- Gene That Shielded Some Against Black Death May Be Helping, Harming People Today
March 8, 2023 — Some people may have a gene that helps protect them from respiratory diseases like COVID, and helped their ancestors fight the plague. The same gene variation may be linked to an increased risk of autoimmune disease.
- Politics, Media Erode Trust in Top Health Agencies, Survey Says
March 7, 2023 — New Harvard poll shows that only four in ten Americans believes COVID information from the CDC.
- 1 in 4 Parents Lied About Kids’ COVID Status: Survey
March 7, 2023 — At least 26% of parents lied about their child having COVID-19 or defied public health instructions for their children during the height of the pandemic, according to new survey data.
- Long COVID Takes Toll on Already Stretched Health Care Workforce
March 6, 2023 — The system has lost 20% of its workforce over the course of the pandemic, with hospital understaffing at hospitals resulting in burnout and fatigue among frontline medical professionals.
- FDA Authorizes First At-Home Combo Test for COVID and Flu
February 25, 2023 — The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for the at-home test Lucira as the first over-the-counter, test that detects both COVID-19 and influenza.
- Prison Deaths Rose Almost 50% When Pandemic Hit, Report Shows
February 21, 2023 — Deaths among prison inmates soared almost 50% in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to newly available data.
- Even Mild COVID Might Change Your Brain
February 21, 2023 — A new report says people who are experiencing anxiety and depression months after a mild case of COVID may have changes affecting the structure and function of their brains.
- COVID vs. Flu: Which Is Deadlier?
February 17, 2023 — COVID-19 remains deadlier than influenza in severe cases requiring hospitalization. People hospitalized with Omicron COVID-19 infections were 54% more likely to die, compared to people hospitalized with the flu.
- Paxlovid Doesn’t Increase Risk of Rebound COVID Infection: Study
February 15, 2023 — People who took the antiviral Paxlovid to treat COVID-19 infections were not more likely to get back-to-back bouts of the virus, a new study shows.
- Low Blood Pressure After COVID-19: Why It Matters
February 15, 2023 — A lesser-known concern when recovering from COVID-19 is low blood pressure. Here's what to know.
- Statewide Mask Mandate for Hospitals Expires in New York
February 11, 2023 — The New York Department of Health has announced that face masks will no longer be required in hospitals and other health care facilities in New York state regardless of a person’s COVID-19 vaccination status.
- Phase III Trial Reports Promising Results for New COVID Treatment
February 9, 2023 — Results from a phase III trial of a new COVID-19 treatment showed it reduced the risk of hospitalization or long ER visits by half.
- No New COVID-19 Variants Emerged in China, Analysis Says
February 8, 2023 — No new COVID-19 variants emerged in China’s recent surge of infections when the country ended its zero-COVID policy, according to an analysis published in The Lancet.
- Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Lower Risk of Long COVID
February 7, 2023 — People with healthy lifestyles may be less likely to have prolonged COVID-19 symptoms, a new study suggests.
- Deer Carry COVID Variants No Longer Seen in People
February 3, 2023 — A new study finds the viruses mutated in deer, which suggests variants had likely been circulating in the animals for many months.
- Positive Test No Longer Required To Get COVID Antivirals
February 2, 2023 — People no longer need a positive COVID-19 test to be prescribed the antiviral medications Paxlovid or Lagevrio.
- COVID Emergency Orders Ending: What’s Next?
February 1, 2023 — The Biden administration announced Monday that it will be ending the twin emergency declarations of COVID-19, marking the switch from COVID-19 “pandemic” to “endemic” status. Here's what to know.
- Inflammation and Immunity Troubles Top Long COVID Suspect List
February 1, 2023 — Nonstop inflammation and immune problems top the list of potential causes of long COVID, but doctors say it’s growing clear that more than one factor is to blame for the wide swath of often debilitating symptoms that could last months or even years.
- Biden to End COVID Emergencies in May
January 30, 2023 — Doing so will have many effects, including the end of free vaccines and health services to fight the pandemic. The public health emergency has been renewed every 90 days since it was declared by the Trump administration in January 2020.
- Fauci Q&A: On Masking, Vaccines, and What Keeps Him Up at Night
January 30, 2023 — The adviser to seven presidents reflects on his career, the highs and lows, and offers advice for staying safe 3 years into the COVID-19 pandemic.
- FDA Withdraws Authorization for COVID Drug Evusheld
January 28, 2023 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has withdrawn emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 antibody drug Evusheld because the drug is not effective against the Omicron variants now dominating the nation.
- Long COVID Affecting More Than One-Third of College Students, Faculty
January 27, 2023 — Almost 36% of students and faculty at George Washington University with a history of COVID-19 reported symptoms consistent with long COVID in a new study.
- Workers' Compensation Claims Point to Long COVID's Toll
January 26, 2023 — One of New York state’s largest workers' compensation insurers says it paid an average of $17,400 in lost wages and medical costs per person who met its long COVID criteria.
- Navajo Nation Ends COVID Mask Mandate After Almost 3 Years
January 21, 2023 — The Navajo Nation ended its COVID-19 mask mandate on Friday, almost three years after it was instituted.
- First COVID Case in U.S. Diagnosed 3 Years Ago
January 20, 2023 — Friday marks the third anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 diagnosed in the U.S.
- Can ‘Radical Rest’ Help With Long COVID Symptoms?
January 18, 2023 — There’s growing evidence that overexertion and not getting enough rest in that acute phase of COVID-19 infection can worsen longer-term symptoms.
- COVID Death Toll Declined in 2022: Report
January 17, 2023 — In one of the first looks at how 2022 COVID-19 data compares to prior pandemic years, the virus appears to have been much less deadly.
- Possible Bivalent Vaccine Link to Strokes in People Over 65
January 14, 2023 — The CDC and the FDA report that a vaccine database found a possible link between the Pfizer/BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 vaccine and ischemic strokes in people over 65 who got the shot.
- Add This to the List of Long COVID Symptoms: Stigma
January 13, 2023 — Most people with long COVID find they’re facing stigma due to their condition, according to a new report from researchers in the United Kingdom. In short: Relatives and friends may not believe they’re truly sick.
- Pandemic May Strain Medical System for Winters to Come
January 13, 2023 — The coronavirus is not going away soon, and that could lead to more dangerous winter surges of respiratory illnesses that will strain the U.S. medical system for years to come, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha says.
- COVID Leading Cause of Death Among Law Enforcement for Third Year
January 12, 2023 — COVID-19 remained the top-ranked cause of death among law enforcement officers last year.
- Biden Administration Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency
January 11, 2023 — The Department of Health and Human Services has extended the COVID-19 state of emergency that was instituted in January 2020, Secretary Xavier Becerra announced on Wednesday.
- U.S. Seniors Bearing Brunt of COVID Wave – Is Help Coming?
January 10, 2023 — Americans 65 and older are dying at disproportionately higher rates from COVID-19. Add to this the yet-to-be-fully appreciated impact of the latest Omicron subvariant on the rise, XBB.1.5, and the future remains anything but certain.
- New Omicron Subvariant Is ‘Crazy Infectious,’ COVID Expert Warns
January 9, 2023 — The newest subvariant of Omicron, XBB.1.5, is so transmissible that everybody is at risk of catching it, even if they’ve already been infected and are fully vaccinated, a health expert told USA Today.