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Better Ventilation Can Prevent Covid Spread. But Are Companies Paying Attention?

Improved airflow provides an additional layer of protection — and can be a vital tool for people who have not been fully vaccinated, people with weakened immune systems, and children too young to be immunized.

Sharon Osbourne tearfully reveals husband Ozzy has Covid-19

CNN – Sharon Osbourne tweeted the news that Ozzy Osbourne had tested positive. “But I spoke to him and he’s okay,” Osbourne said. “I am very worried about Ozzy right now.” She said her rocker husband, 73, had gone two years not contracting the virus “and it’s just Ozzy’s luck he would get it now.” In 2020, he shared that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “We’re gonna get him a negative test by next week,” she...

Harris positive for COVID-19, Biden not a ‘close contact’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White House announced, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus even as the U.S. eases restrictions in a bid to return to pre-pandemic normalcy. Neither President Joe Biden nor first lady Jill Biden was considered a "close contact" of Harris in recent days, said the vice president's press secretary, Kirsten Allen. Harris had been scheduled to attend Biden's Tuesday morning...

Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke tests positive for COVID-19

By The Associated Press, April 25, 2022 EL PASO, Texas -- Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic nominee for governor in Texas, said Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The former congressman and presidential candidate said he was experiencing mild symptoms and is fully vaccinated and boosted. On Sunday, O'Rourke was campaigning in East Texas, where he spoke to a crowded room of supporters while maskless. O'Rourke said in a statement that he had tested negative on Sunday...

98 Symptoms Coronavirus Patients Say They’ve Had

Ever since COVID-19 reared its ugly head and upended our world, long-lasting symptoms of the virus have been varied and hard to pinpoint—until now.

People Who Are Afraid To Fly With Unmasked Passengers

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines say they are offering options — including refunds in some cases — for people worried about flying now that other passengers aren't required to wear face masks. However, the airlines aren't providing many details. Customers could find themselves at the mercy of workers at airline customer-service centers. Many people who will be flying in the next few weeks bought their tickets before a federal judge in Florida on Monday struck down the...

Some Vulnerable Covid Patients Are Testing Positive For Months On End

HUFFINGTON POST – The first person in the world to have Covid for a year has been identified in the UK. This comes as doctors have called for new treatments to clear persistent Covid infections. The patient who was found to have a weakened immune system caught Covid in 2020 and continued to test positive for 505 days before they died. Prior to this, the longest known PCR-confirmed case of Covid tested positive for 335 days. That...

Combo COVID booster is the way to go this fall, Moderna data suggests

ARS TECHNICA – A COVID-19 booster targeting two versions of the coronavirus in one shot offered stronger and broader protection than the current booster, which targets only one version, according to clinical trial results released this week by vaccine maker Moderna. The results are preliminary and have not been peer reviewed or published in a scientific journal. But Moderna touted the findings as evidence that bivalent or multivalent vaccines—those that target two or more versions of...

Lockdowns Didn’t Work: Blue States Rank Dead Last for COVID Response

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON – Despite imposing some of the strictest COVID-19 policies, New York, New Jersey, and California had the worst outcomes, according to a new study. The study, which was conducted by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, charted disparities in health outcomes, economic performance, and education among U.S. states since the start of the pandemic. Researchers found states such as Utah, South Dakota, and Florida that "maximized the individual freedoms of business owners, consumers, workers...

Moderna says updated vaccine may better protect against omicron

Moderna hopes to offer updated COVID-19 boosters in the fall that combine its original vaccine with protection against the omicron variant. On Tuesday, it reported a preliminary hint that such an approach might work.

Professors say an experiment using UV light to kill COVID-19 damaged their eyes

WXXI News – When SUNY Geneseo history professor Kathy Mapes returned to campus at the start of the spring semester on Jan. 27, she noticed something strange mounted to the back wall in her Welles Hall classroom. She thought it looked like a space heater. "It seemed hot and it looked very blue to me," Mapes recalled, "almost like blue lights flickering, and I thought that was odd. Why would they put a space heater on...

As Boston Celebrates, New Anxiety Over COVID Creeps In

BOSTON GLOBE – It is a rare thing in the pandemic age: a weekend of citywide celebrations in Boston. It will also be a big test of where we are — and where we’re going — with COVID. Thirty thousand runners are converging on the city for Monday’s Beacon Street , and spectators are expected to pack the bleachers and sidewalks along Boylston Street to cheer them on. Churches and synagogues are opening their doors for...

This Pillar of the US Covid Strategy Is Failing

HHS didn't respond to requests for data on antiviral use and has repeatedly declined to allow KHN to observe weekly virtual meetings about the program held with state health officials, clinic directors, and other health care providers.

‘Very Low’ Risk Of Heart Issues After Covid Vaccination, Large Study Finds

Forbes – The risk of rare heart inflammation following Covid-19 vaccination is “very low,” and much smaller than the risks linked to a coronavirus infection itself, according to a peer reviewed study published on Monday in Lancet Respiratory Medicine. The study underscores the benefits and safety profile of Covid vaccines as many countries begin to roll out second booster doses to protect against new waves of the virus. The overall risk of myopericarditis—the inflammation of the...
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