COVID

COVID in Kids: The Most Telling Symptoms

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Among thousands of kids tested for COVID-19, an upset stomach, loss of taste/smell, fever and headache were symptoms most predictive of positive test results, a Canadian study found. …

Study Casts Doubt on Plasma as COVID Treatment

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, anecdotal reports suggested that infusing very sick patients with the blood plasma of people who’d survived the disease might help boost outcomes. …

Leaders Urge Caution as COVID Surges in Nursing Homes

Mark Parkinson, CEO, American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), Washington, D.C. Jessica Van Fleet-Green, MD, chief medical officer, Daiya Healthcare, Bellevue, WA. Terry Robertson, CEO, Josephine Caring Community, Stanwood, WA Adam Marles, president and CEO,…

COVID Vaccine May Cause Side Effects

Still, task force members spoke out against the idea of nationwide lockdowns or schools, even as New York City returned to remote learning this week, CNN reported. “We do know what to do and we are asking every…

1 in 3 Parents Say Holiday Gathering Worth COVID Risk: Poll

  It can be risky for kids to reunite with vulnerable relatives, especially if they attend in-person school or extracurricular activities, Clark said.   “With where we are at this moment in time, my advice would be find a substitute…

Pfizer Seeks COVID Vaccine OK As Roll Out Planned

Nov. 20, 2020 — American pharmaceutical company Pfizer, and its German partner BioNTech, said Friday they had submittted for approval an application for an experimental coronavirus vaccine. But don’t start standing in line yet for a shot. If…

Why Are COVID Cases Increasing So Fast Right Now?

Our World in Data: “Cumulative Confirmed COVID-19 Cases.” The New York Times: “Covid in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count,” “States That Imposed Few Restrictions Now Have the Worst Outbreaks,” “New York City to Close Public Schools Again…

Restaurants Scramble Amid Cold, COVID Surge

         Controlling the indoor environment         As far as indoor dining, there are many environmental controls available that could reduce risk of transmission, said Oscar Alleyne, chief of programs and services for the National…

Data Shows Oxford COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A COVID-19 vaccine under development at Oxford University in England appears safe and triggers an immune response in older adults, researchers report. Older adults have an…

Study Finds Blacks, Asians More Vulnerable to COVID

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Black and Asian people in the United States and the United Kingdom have significantly higher odds of COVID-19 infection compared to white people, a large research…