- Large new review underscores the risks of Covid-19 during pregnancy – CNN: A new international study has found that pregnant women with Covid-19 are at higher risk for severe outcomes, including needing intensive care. About 3% of pregnant women with Covid-19 needed intensive care, and 4% needed mechanical ventilation. Babies born to mothers with Covid-19 were more likely to be premature or have low birth weight.
- Pregnant Women With Covid-19 Are Eight Times More Likely To Die Than Uninfected Counterparts – Forbes: A new study found that pregnant women who get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus have an increased risk of death by nearly eight times compared to those who remain uninfected. The study analyzed 12 studies conducted in various countries and found that maternal mortality and morbidity, adverse birth outcomes, and fetal and neonatal mortalities were all increased in pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
- COVID-19 during pregnancy ramps up serious health risks – EurekAlert: Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 face a 7 times increased risk of death and a significantly elevated risk of being admitted to an ICU or suffering from pneumonia, according to a new study published in BMJ Global Health. The study also suggests that COVID-19 during pregnancy increases the risk that the baby will need to be admitted to intensive care.
- Kansas is a rare state without a long-COVID clinic, leaving some … – KCUR: Barry Guyer contracted COVID-19 two years ago and was hospitalized for a week. It took nine months for his sense of taste and smell to come back, and he is still waiting for his stamina to return. He is still experiencing the effects of “Long COVID,” which can be baffling.
- Long COVID Rehab Program Shows “Impressive” Results – SciTechDaily: A rehabilitation program for people with long COVID has shown impressive results, reducing the number of crashes per week from 3 to 1 and improving patients’ ability to be active and quality of life.
- High levels of stigma experienced by COVID-19 long-haulers … – Global News: New research from an Edmonton clinic shows that COVID-19 long-haulers experience high levels of stigma, in addition to lingering symptoms, job loss, reduced physical function and quality of life. The survey was completed by 145 patients and revealed that stigma scores were higher in women, Caucasians and people with lower educational opportunities.
- COVID long-haulers face stigma as well as lingering symptoms … – University of Alberta: A new study has found that high levels of stigma experienced by some COVID long-haulers are associated with more intense symptoms, reduced physical function and quality of life, as well as loss of employment due to disability.
- Robert Peirce & Associates helps people with long covid navigate … – TribLIVE: The Covid-19 pandemic has caused long-term complications for many people, with 16 million of working age suffering from post-covid related issues. Of that number, 2-4 million are estimated to have become disabled due to their symptoms. Medical professionals are struggling to provide adequate care for those affected, and the reality of disability is a harsh one for many.
- COVID XBB.1.5 more likely to infect the vaccinated: Study cautions | Mint – Mint: The XBB.1.5 strain is a relative of the Omicron XBB variant and is currently spreading 12.5 percent faster than other variants in the US. It is the most transmissible form of COVID-19 and may be more likely to infect vaccinated people.
- It’s time to stop worrying so much about new variants – Sydney Morning Herald: A new variant of the coronavirus, XBB.1.5, has emerged and is spreading rapidly in the US. It has been nicknamed “Kraken” by evolutionary biologist Ryan Gregory and “the extra bad boy” by COVID-19 expert Robert Booy.
- Seen at 7: Concerns over new Covid variant – KPRC Click2Houston: Dr. Bhavna Lall warns that the new variant of Covid-19 is more contagious and is causing an increase in cases around the country. She advises people to continue to take precautions such as wearing masks, social distancing, and washing hands frequently to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Daily News Pulse for April 05, 2023
Summary: The domestic box office is close to reaching pre-pandemic levels, with mid-budget films helping to bring moviegoers back. Research has found that diabetes is a major factor in the severity of COVID-19 cases. The US government is planning to authorize booster doses of the vaccine for high-risk populations.