ICUs Are Filled With Covid — And Regret

ICUs Are Filled With Covid — And Regret

Unvaccinated people are filling intensive care beds and dying of covid in record numbers in Tennessee and other Southern states. Many tell their nurses and doctors they regret the decision not to get the vaccine when they could. …

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Study: 2 COVID vaccine doses much more effective than 1 against Delta

Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsJul 22, 2021Two doses of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine were 80% effective against the Delta COVID-19 variant. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Delta Changes the Covid-19 Conversation

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Delta Changes the Covid Conversation

With COVID-19 cases on the upswing again around the country, partisan division remains over addressing the pandemic and vaccination.

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Global COVID-19 cases rise 12% in past week

Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJul 21, 2021Nations seeing large jumps in cases include Botswana, Vietnam, the US, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the UK. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

Covid’s Lingering Effects Can Put the Brakes on Elective Surgeries

Even after recovering from covid, many patients experience respiratory or other problems and, since this effect of the virus is so unpredictable, medical experts aren’t sure when it is safe to undergo elective surgery. But medical experts are setting up guidelines. …

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Pandemic Leads Doctors to Rethink Unnecessary Treatment

CHARLOTTE COVID NEWS – Covid-caused delays in medical treatments and surgeries are producing data for health care providers to take another look at what’s needed and what isn’t.

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Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Opioids to Covid ‘Long Haulers,’ Raising Addiction Fears

A new study in Nature found alarmingly high rates of opioid use among covid survivors with lingering symptoms at Veterans Health Administration facilities. About 10% of covid survivors develop “long covid,” struggling with often disabling health problems even six months or longer after a diagnosis…COVID-19 NEWS – CHARLOTTE

Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others

Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others

Covid patients who did not speak English well were 35% more likely to die, data from one Boston hospital shows. … COVID-19 NEWS CHARLOTTE NC

A Year Into Pandemic Federal Officials Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers

A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers

Changes would allow N95 sales for industries other than health care and signal an end to the hospital practice of reusing the masks considered essential for worker safety. …

Covid Spawns Completely New Category of Organ Transplants

Covid Spawns ‘Completely New Category’ of Organ Transplants

Nearly 60 organ transplants have been performed after the coronavirus “basically destroyed” patients’ hearts and lungs. …