- How computers learned to be COVID-19 outbreak forecasters – Los Angeles Times: In a future where Americans heed public health warnings and a reliable system can predict imminent outbreaks, your virus-blocking face covering would be like an umbrella, used when a COVID-19 outbreak is in the forecast. You would also opt for outdoor tables when meeting friends, work from home, or attend church services online until the threat has passed.
- WA medical board: Idaho doctor peddled false COVID-19 claims – Corvallis Gazette-Times: The Washington State Medical Commission has accused Dr. Ryan Cole of Idaho of violating standards related to COVID-19 and patient care. The commission said Cole made false and misleading statements about the pandemic, vaccines, treatments, and masks.
- Can ‘Radical Rest’ Help With Long COVID Symptoms? – WebMD: Megan Fitzgerald was hit hard by COVID-19 in March 2020, and while she was sick she and her husband had to take care of their 3-year-old son with no child care. Her husband helped her up and down stairs as she was too weak to stand on her own.
- Long COVID remains a mystery to providers and patients – UCLA Health Connect: It is clear that those who contract COVID-19 may face the risk of developing long COVID, which can include physical and neurological symptoms such as neuropathy and brain fog. The latest news on long COVID is that it can also adversely affect the heart, respiratory system, and mental health. It is important to talk to your doctor about your symptoms and get the necessary treatment.
- The High Court ruling on legacy benefits is a bitter blow for disabled … – Big Issue: The recent ruling by the High Court on legacy benefits has been seen as a sign that disabled people who have suffered through the pandemic are being ignored. Rachel Charlton-Dailey argues that this is a clear indication of the lack of support for disabled people during this difficult time, and calls for more to be done to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
- Henry Ford official: Latest COVID variant XBB.1.5 making its way to … – WDIV ClickOnDetroit: The XBB.1.5 COVID variant is becoming the most dominant strain in the U.S., and has reached Michigan. It currently accounts for less than 20% of new COVID cases in the state, but is expected to become more widespread in the coming weeks.
- Hawaii’s COVID variant report detects ‘Kraken’ in 3 counties – Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in Hawaii have increased following the holidays, with an average of 94 per day over the past week. This reflects a growth in transmission over Christmas and New Year’s, according to infectious disease expert Tim Brown. He predicts that the growth may continue for another week or two.
Summary: Governor John Carney has tested positive for COVID-19 and is working from home. The 7-day average of new cases in Delaware is 135, with 158 hospitalizations. A new study has found that 71% of people with long COVID required medical treatment or were unable to work for six months or more. The FDA has withdrawn emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 antibody drug Evusheld due to its ineffectiveness against the Omicron variants now dominating the US.