- Blackhawks Jonathan Toews Struggling With Long Covid, Steps Away From Ice Hockey: Jonathan Toews, captain of the Chicago Blackhawks, has announced that he is suffering from long Covid, a condition that has kept him off the ice since February 5. He thanked fans and those who have shown support during this difficult time.
- 2 Kentucky counties at high COVID community level as state reaches 18000 virus deaths: Gov. Andy Beshear reported that the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky is stable, with only two counties experiencing high levels. He encouraged those who haven’t received the vaccine or booster to do so, as uptake of the bivalent booster has remained at only 12%.
- The Point: New York City restaurants face new challenges after COVID rules end: New York City restaurants are struggling to recover from the effects of COVID, with new challenges arising. Andrew Rigie of the New York City Hospitality Alliance and Loy Gordon, owner of Neir’s Tavern in Woodhaven, Queens, spoke to CBS2’s Marcia Kramer about the latest challenges facing small businesses. They discussed whether New York is still the city that never sleeps, considering the new challenges.
- Sanders targets drug companies over COVID-19 vaccine price hikes, high prescription costs: Bernie Sanders criticized pharmaceutical companies on Sunday for their upcoming price hikes for COVID-19 vaccines and high prescription drug prices. He called for a Senate hearing to investigate the issue and noted that the US gave Moderna billions of dollars to develop its vaccine.
- COVID outbreak cancels more than 20 bus routes for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools: At least 25 staff members from the Transportation team of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools have tested positive for COVID or are feeling ill, and are staying home until they can return to work. This has caused delays in bus runs for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning. Parents of students in grades K-2 are asked to receive their children at the bus stop, as any students driven back to school due to lack of parent/caregiver at the bus stop will lengthen delays.
- State Senate majority leader tests positive for COVID-19 – KOAT: New Mexico Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home. He is experiencing mild symptoms and will continue his work remotely.
- The impact of the COVID‐19 pandemic on emergency department presentations: Health system leaders should integrate alternative models of emergency care, such as telemedicine and virtual visits, that proved useful during the pandemic into care pathways to ensure continuity of care and reduce the burden on EDs.
- How much immunity do we get from a Covid infection? Large study offers new clues: A new study published in The Lancet has found that natural immunity to Covid-19 is strong and long-lasting, regardless of the variant. People who have been infected previously are at a lower risk of reinfection and if they do become infected again, their symptoms are likely to be less severe.
- Prior COVID highly protective against severe disease ten months post-infection: A recent study published in the Lancet found that having a prior SARS-CoV-2 infection reduces the risk of re-infection with SARS-CoV-2, including both symptomatic and severe re-infections. The effectiveness of the prior infection was stratified by the infecting SARS-CoV-2 variant and time lapsed since the previous infection.
- Estimating COVID-19 vaccine uptake and its drivers among migrants, homeless and …: This paper discusses the seroprevalence and risk factors of exposure to COVID-19 in homeless people in Paris, France. It also looks at the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among homeless people living rough, in shelters and squats, as well as the transmission, health-related outcomes and control strategies in homeless shelters.
- CanSino Biologics : Latest Study Shows Encouraging Results of CanSinoBIO’s mRNA …: CanSino Biologics Inc. recently published the phase IIb trial results of their mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, CS-2034. The results indicated that heterologous boosting with CS-2034 induced higher levels of immune responses and protection against SARS-CoV-2 and Omicron infections than homologous boosting in adults aged 18 and above. The study was conducted during the recent outbreak in China driven by Omicron BA.5.2 and B.
- Typist Says She Was Suspended, Then Fired for COVID Vaccine Stand – MyNewsLA.com: Crystal Brock is suing the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and two top executives for religious discrimination after she was suspended and later terminated for refusing to get the coronavirus vaccine. She is seeking unspecified damages.
- U.S. health-care vaccine mandate remains as some push for an end – CTV News: Truman Lake Manor, a nursing home in Missouri, was cited for violating the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for health-care facilities. About 750 nursing homes and 110 hospitals nationwide have been written up for violating the same rule during the past year.
- New Mexico restaurants continue to face problems in COVID-19 aftermath – KOB.com: Local restaurants in New Mexico have been directly impacted by the pandemic, with higher prices, changing hours and menus, and difficulty staffing. The New Mexico Restaurant Association conducted a survey to assess the situation, and restaurant owners reported these issues as major problems.
- Brain Bug? Clinical Trial Tests Antivirals to Treat Alzheimer’s | Being Patient: Research has linked viral infections like the flu and COVID to an increased risk of developing brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS. A new clinical trial called VAL is now underway to test the effectiveness of an antiviral treatment for Alzheimer’s.
- Court approves fee refunds to some Penn students following COVID-19 lawsuit settlement: A court has approved a $4.5 million settlement to be distributed to Penn students for online learning fees charged during the Spring 2020 semester. The settlement addresses claims of a breach of contract by Penn for fees imposed during the remote learning transition at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and will provide a partial refund of tuition and fees for all students who participated in the transition.
- County employee alleges she was fired over religious discrimination for refusing COVID vaccine: A county employee is suing for religious discrimination after being fired for informing her supervisors that she had been exposed to COVID-19.
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.