- California no longer pursuing K-12 COVID vaccine mandate – Axios: California has announced that children will no longer need the COVID-19 vaccine to attend school, as the state’s emergency declaration is set to end on February 28th. The decision follows the state’s move towards an “endemic” approach to the coronavirus, and is based on the SMARTER Plan which provides an adequate framework for the pandemic.
- While COVID raged, another deadly threat was on the rise in hospitals – Los Angeles Times: Hospitals in California have seen a surge in cases of sepsis, an infection that can cause inflammation, leaky blood vessels, and blood clots. This is a perilous condition that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Marin elementary schools see slight COVID-19 uptick: Four Marin County elementary schools have temporarily reinstated indoor mask mandates in individual classrooms after small clusters of cases were reported. There are no reports of case clusters at Marin middle or high schools, and the county is tracking coronavirus cases at two other elementary schools. The county expects some normal waxing and waning of transmission within the general downward trend.
- Cup of Chisme: Why It’s Important to Know Who Covid Killed | Voice of San Diego: Dale Campbell, Patrick Keating, Teresa Torres, Michael Arthur Jackson, and Chester Banaag were all San Diegans who tragically lost their lives to Covid-19 between March 2020 and March 2022. They each had unique life experiences, passions, and beliefs, but they all shared a common humanity. We have detailed their stories and many others in our report.
- How is Florida being impacted by COVID now? Here’s what to know. – Tampa Bay Times: Florida’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped 13% since early January and are far below what was seen last year. This suggests that the winter uptick may have peaked without a crushing wave of hospitalizations.
- COVID-19 February Update – World Federation of Neurology: Recent studies have provided evidence for the neuroinvasiveness of SARS-CoV-2, as well as its potential for viral persistence. Autopsy tissues from 44 patients with SARS-CoV-2 were studied systematically with digital droplet PCR (ddPCR), RT-qPCR, virus isolation, immunohistochemistry (IHC), and immunofluorescence (IF). These studies showed that SARS-CoV-2 can invade the central nervous system and cause neurological symptoms, and may persist in the body for an extended period of time.
- PET tracer uptake related to COVID-19 vaccines detected in lymphoma patients – AuntMinnie.com: A study published in the Egyptian Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging found that PET tracer uptake related to COVID-19 vaccines was detected in lymphoma patients.
- COVID Impact on Morning Chalk Up Readers Fitness Routines Published in Academic Study: Researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Brooklyn College conducted a study on the impact of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders on exercise routines and physical and mental wellbeing. The results showed that not being able to go to gyms, fitness centers, and CrossFit boxes had a negative effect on individuals’ physical and mental health.
- Vendors save the day after last-minute COVID-19 forces Lincoln couple to postpone wedding: Kyle and Laura Hohenstein were hit with COVID-19 days before their December wedding date, forcing them to postpone. However, all of their vendors were able to switch to a new date of January 28th, including St. John’s Church at Creighton University where Denne is the wedding scheduler. They are thankful for how everything worked out.
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.