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Category: Daily News Pulse

Daily News Pulse for January 29, 2023

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 The FDA has withdrawn emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 antibody drug Evusheld due to its ineffectiveness against the Omicron variants now dominating the US.

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Daily News Pulse for January 28, 2023

Summary: Scientists have found that 36% of students and faculty at George Washington University have a history of COVID-19 reported symptoms consistent with long COVID. Vaccinations may be linked to lower post-COVID-19 risk factors, but more research is needed. A new study from INSPIRE found that half of COVID-positive patients and one-quarter of those who tested negative had at least one symptom at three months follow-up.

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Daily News Pulse for January 27, 2023

Summary: The FDA has voted to update all Covid-19 vaccines to contain the same ingredients as the two-strain shots used as booster doses. Studies have shown that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can cross the blood-brain barrier, leading to cognitive impairment and inflammation. CDC data shows that COVID cases, deaths, and hospitalizations have stabilized after a small surge around the holidays, but there is still uncertainty about long COVID.

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Daily News Pulse for January 26, 2023

Summary: The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has released a report detailing investigations and enforcement actions related to COVID-19 testing. Despite a decline in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, long-term symptoms of the virus are still being experienced by many people.

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Daily News Pulse for January 25, 2023

Summary: Evidence is mounting that the virus can directly affect the brain, leading to potential treatments. It is important to take precautions such as wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing hands to help prevent the spread of variants such as XBB 1.5, which is more transmissible than other variants.

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Daily News Pulse for January 24, 2023

Summary: The Boston Public Health Commission is reminding residents to get their bivalent booster to avoid severe COVID-19 infection and hospitalization. The FDA has proposed a single shot vaccine for most adults and children once a year. Hyperbaric oxygen chambers are being used as a medical treatment for long COVID, even though it hasn’t been approved by the FDA.

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Daily News Pulse for January 23, 2023

Summary: The Department of Health and Human Services is reporting an increase in daily hospital admissions for seniors with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infections. Long-term cardiac symptoms associated with COVID-19 can persist for months or even years. In 2022, employment of people with disabilities recovered from the pandemic recession and surpassed pre-COVID-19 levels due to initiatives and programs that increased job opportunities.

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Daily News Pulse for January 22, 2023

Summary: Wu Zunyou, the chief epidemiologist of China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, claimed that 80% of people in China have been infected with Covid-19. A new research has found that the impact of long Covid or post-Covid conditions is more severe than previously thought.

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Daily News Pulse for January 21, 2023

Summary: A new study has found that pregnant people with COVID-19 are more likely to require intensive care and die than those without. Centre County, Pennsylvania has returned to the low community level for COVID-19, and scientists have identified a subset of patients who test negative for the virus but still die due to worsening conditions.

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Daily News Pulse for January 20, 2023

Summary: Japan is considering downgrading Covid-19 to the same category as seasonal influenza this spring, which would relax mask wearing and other preventive measures and remove self-isolation rules. Two recent preprint studies suggest that two existing medications may be effective in preventing long COVID.

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