Scientists Outline 3 Likely Pandemic Outcomes

The global pandemic is not yet over. Public health experts suspect it will last at least another five years, but how this ongoing crisis plays out is ultimately up to us. A new report from the International Science Council (ISC), an international organization that aims to unite scientific bodies around the world, has laid out … Read more

Scientists identify characteristics to better define long COVID

News Release Monday, May 16, 2022 Using machine learning, researchers find patterns in electronic health record data to better identify those likely to have the condition. A research team supported by the National Institutes of Health has identified characteristics of people with long COVID and those likely to have it. Scientists, using machine learning techniques, … Read more

Utah COVID-19 metrics are increasing, state reports, as health officials urge pandemic isn’t over

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing free access to critical stories about the coronavirus. Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter, sent to your inbox every morning. To support journalism like this, please donate or become a subscriber. Nearly every metric used to track coronavirus in Utah has increased over the past seven … Read more

Growing long-COVID health care burden

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers assessed the long coronavirus disease (COVID) health care burden in Ontario, Canada. The post-acute period of COVID 2019 (COVID-19) has led to a substantial increase in the usage of healthcare facilities. However, the magnitude of the increase is unknown. Study: Post-acute health care burden … Read more

Biden Administration ‘Sheepishly’ Waving ‘Checkered Flag’ On Covid-19 Pandemic, Says Science Editor-In-Chief

On May 5, Science magazine published an editorial from its Editor-in-Chief Holden Thorp, PhD, about … [+] the Biden Administration’s recent handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images) Getty Images Oh sheep. On May 5, Science magazine published an editorial from its Editor-in-Chief Holden Thorp, PhD, about the Biden Administration’s … Read more

COVID rates Chicago: CDC, health experts urge caution for Mother’s Day weekend gatherings as cases rise

CHICAGO (WLS) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said Chicago now falls into the medium transmission risk level just ahead of Mother’s Day, warning experts of another possible surge. That’s why officials are urging people to mask up and avoid gatherings altogether if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. Doctors also said … Read more

Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 7,709 new cases, 7 deaths; CDPH recommends masks in public indoor spaces

CHICAGO (WLS) – Illinois reported 7,709 new COVID cases and 7 deaths Friday as the CDC said 9 Chicago-area counties have reached a “medium” risk of transmission. There have been at least 3,169,315 total COVID cases as of Friday, including at least 33,660 related deaths in the state since the pandemic began. As of Thursday … Read more

South Heartland Health encouraging booster shots while numbers are down

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) – In the weekly COVID-19 update on May 3, the South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) executive director Michele Bever shared recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination and boosters, emphasizing the importance of staying up to date on vaccination. “There are three things we want you to know about the COVID-19 vaccine,” Bever said. … Read more

Live updates Waters to decide Ohio’s heated Senate primary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Republicans voted Tuesday in one of the most contentious and closely watched Senate primaries in the US, deciding a race that is an early referendum on former President Donald Trump’s hold on the GOP as the midterm primary season kicks into high gear. Author and venture capitalist JD Vance is … Read more

Mental health shouldn’t be treated like a stepchild to physical health, says HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra

The Biden administration plans to ramp up mental health services to aid millions of Americans struggling from the disruptions, hardships and grief of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s top federal health official says, but needs more money from Congress to do “transformative work on mental health. ” The comments by Health and Human Services Secretary … Read more