- COVID-19 is a leading cause of death among children, but is still rare – NPR: A recent study found that COVID-19 was the eighth leading cause of death among children in the yearlong period from August 2021 to July 2022, with a rate of 1 per 100,000. It was the fifth leading cause of non-disease-related deaths and first in infectious or respiratory illness deaths, overtaking the flu and pneumonia.
- Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite relatively low mortality rate – CNN: A study published Monday found that Covid-19 is the eighth most common cause of death among children in the US. While children are less likely to die from Covid-19 than any other age group, it is still a tragedy when it does occur.
- The Tragic Toll: COVID-19 Is a Leading Cause of Death in Children … – SciTechDaily: Between August 2021 and July 2022, COVID-19 was the eighth leading cause of death in children and young people in the US, and the top cause of death from an infectious disease. Infants aged less than one year were the most vulnerable, with a COVID-19 death rate of 4 per 100,000. Pharmaceutical and public health interventions are needed to limit transmission.
- Long COVID Explored in University Settings – Physician’s Weekly: A study was conducted to explore the factors associated with long COVID in a sample of 1,338 COVID-19 cases among university members from July 2021 to March 2022. The results showed that the prevalence of long COVID was 8.7%, and predictors included female sex, older age, and higher body mass index.
- Long Covid has an ‘underappreciated’ role in labor shortage, study finds – CNBC: A new study has found that Long Covid is contributing to a labor shortage and weighing on the US economy by keeping people out of work and reducing on-the-job productivity. Up to 30% of Americans may develop long Covid, with symptoms that can last for years and keep people out of work for substantial periods of time.
- What You Need To Know About XBB.1.5, COVID’s Latest Variant – Texas A&M University Today: A new variant of the novel coronavirus, XBB.1.5, is now the most dominant version of the virus in the U.S., according to the CDC. Texas A&M Today spoke with Rebecca Fischer and Ben Neuman, both professors at the university, about how this virus is evolving and how it was first detected in India in September 2020. They discussed how this variant is more contagious and how it may require different treatments than other variants.
- The new COVID-19 variant on the block | News | dailyuw.com – Dailyuw: XBB.1.5, nicknamed the ‘Kraken’ strain, is a new variant of the omicron variant that has spread across the US since October. It is responsible for 43% of new COVID-19 cases in the US and is expected to spread further. In Washington State, there are 55 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people and 6% of hospital beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients.
- WHO says Covid remains a global emergency but pandemic could near its end in 2023 – CNBC: The World Health Organization has declared that Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but is hopeful that the world will transition out of the emergency phase this year. The WHO’s emergency committee advised Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that the virus still poses a public health emergency.
Daily News Pulse for March 13, 2023
Summary: Princeton students have seen an overall improvement in course satisfaction since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Japan, many people are still wearing masks despite the government’s easing of guidelines.