Central Virginia poised for another COVID surge

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Central Virginia is set to experience another surge in COVID infections, with the CDC updating their COVID-19 Community Levels in several localities to the medium level. The community level measures “case rates, hospitalization rates, and hospital capacity,” and replaces an earlier CDC measure that was based on transmission alone. Why the … Read more

Fauci says there would have been fewer deaths if more people got vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci said during an interview on “PBS NewsHour” that many of the one million COVID-19-related deaths in the US could have been prevented if more people had been vaccinated. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center each list a slightly different number of deaths, both … Read more

Most of SE Michigan at high level of COVID-19 community transmission

(WXYZ) — The Centers for Disease Control has updated the COVID-19 community risk level, placing nearly all of Southeastern Michigan in the high-risk of community transmission level. The updated map places Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair counties at the high-risk level. Monroe and Lenawee counties are at the medium risk of community … Read more

Why Salt Lake City is poised to restrict protests near medical centers

COVID-19 gave rise to rallies that triggered concerns about noise and patient privacy. (Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Protesters rally in 2017 outside the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City. A proposed Salt Lake City ordinance would limit demonstrations near health care facilities. | May 12, … Read more

Finding help in age of COVID-19

Focus on Mental Health: Finding help in age of COVID-19 Updated: 4:57 PM EDT May 11, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript MARIA: A RECORD LEVEL OF DRUG OVERDOSES KILLED ABOUT 108,000 AMERICANS LAST YEAR. THAT’S ABOUT A QUARTER OF ETH US DEATH TOLL LAST YEAR FROM COVID-.19 HERE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS IS DR. CRISTINA … Read more

Mass. doctor on COVID-19 spread, face covering recommendations

Mass. doctor on COVID-19 spread, face covering recommendations Updated: 6:28 PM EDT May 10, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript ERIKA: THE RECENT RISEN I COVID-19 CASES, PUTTING NEW PRESSURE ON LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO REVIEW THEIR FACE MASK POLICIES. HERE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS IS DR. HELEN BOUCHER, THE INTERIM DEAN OF TUFTS MEDICAL SCHOOL … Read more

How to know if you have long Covid — and what to do about it

Over the last two years, new Covid cases and deaths have risen and fallen alongside surges of variants and subvariants. One constant, experts say: a continual increase in long Covid cases. The term “long Covid” refers to the wide range of new, ongoing or returning health conditions that can affect people weeks or months after … Read more

As COVID-19 cases rise in NH, testing key to controlling spread

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in New Hampshire, but some residents say they’re still confused by guidelines for testing. New Hampshire is averaging more than 500 reported new cases each day, the most since Valentine’s Day. But the number of hospital patients with COVID-19 is lower than it was at the end of last … Read more

COVID-19 data update: Texas Medical Center announced they provided their final update

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — After two years, the Texas Medical Center announced they provided their final COVID-19 data update on the dashboard on Monday. “With advancements in treatment and the successes in vaccination, we are now able to effectively manage with the virus in our community. On Monday, May 9, TMC will publish a final … Read more