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Updates from Pandemic Patients
CHeST Endorses the CARE for Long COVID Act
CHeST is proud to stand in solidarity with the long COVID patient community by endorsing the CARE for Long COVID Act.
Pandemic Patients is Going to Washington
We are hosting a briefing about long COVID on Capitol Hill and we need your support!
March 15 is International Long COVID Awareness Day
On March 15, we will be observing International Long COVID Awareness Day, which serves to recognize the countless Americans who have been affected by long COVID.
Join Us: “The ‘End’ of the Public Health Emergency” on April 20
The Biden Administration recently announced that the public health emergency will end on May 11, 2023. As many of the flexibilities to improve access to tests and treatments expire, learn what’s next and what it means for you.
FDA Schedules Public Meeting on Long COVID
To better understand and address the impacts of long COVID, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is hosting a public meeting on April 25, 2023 to hear directly from patients and patient representatives.
Daily News Pulse
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.
Daily News Pulse for March 10, 2023
Summary: A pilot study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that nasal administration of the anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody Foralumab can modulate T cell inflammatory responses in COVID-19. The Washington State Department of Health is ending its free at-home testing program Say Yes! COVID Test on May 11. California Governor Gavin Newsom has tested positive for COVID-19 after a personal trip to Baja California.
Daily News Pulse for March 09, 2023
Summary: California Governor Gavin Newsom tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in isolation for the next five days. After recovering from a mild case of COVID, many people have developed long-term gastrointestinal symptoms. The US House of Representatives held a public hearing to explore the origins of the virus.
Daily News Pulse for March 07, 2023
Summary: The Biden administration has announced that the COVID-19 public health emergency and national emergency will end on May 11th, which will have implications for employers and their health and benefits plans. Researchers have been studying the virus since it was first discovered in Colorado three years ago, and a recent study found that some US parents were not honest about their children’s coronavirus symptoms.
Daily News Pulse for March 06, 2023
Summary: A study found that people with post-acute COVID-19 had an increased risk of cardiovascular events and excess all-cause mortality. An outbreak of COVID-19 at a South Yarmouth nursing home has left five dead and over 90 infected. A Russian scientist who helped develop the Sputnik V vaccine was found dead in his apartment and a man was arrested for strangling him.
Daily Research Pulse
Daily Research Pulse for March 13, 2023
Summary: A systematic review examines the prevalence of nurses and physicians leaving their positions in European hospitals and the factors influencing job retention among them. Researchers found that 31.4% of hospitalized patients with cardiac problems and suspected COVID-19 had PTSD during waves 2-5 of the pandemic.
Daily Research Pulse for March 10, 2023
Summary: Researchers examined the clinical, laboratory, and cardiac indicators of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), and the experiences and behaviors of adults with positive SARS-CoV-2 test results or who were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Daily Research Pulse for March 09, 2023
Summary: Researchers investigated the association between mild COVID-19 and neurovisual manifestations in children. Three previously healthy children developed neurovisual manifestations after mild acute COVID-19, and their cases were analyzed to better understand this association.
Daily Research Pulse for March 07, 2023
Summary: Researchers analyzed the clinical characteristics and key indicators of SARS-CoV-2 patients infected with the local Omicron variant from January 2020 to March 2022 in the Fifth People’s Hospital of Wuxi, to understand the clinical characteristics of mild and severe patients and provide a basis for effective treatment and prevention.
Daily Research Pulse for March 06, 2023
Summary: SARS-CoV-2’s direct ancestors remain unknown, but molecular epidemiology suggests close relatives with high zoonotic potential were circulating prior to the pandemic. Vitamin C administration can reduce ACE2 protein levels and prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection. A young man with COVID-19 symptoms developed ischemic priapism, likely due to thrombosis of penile vessels caused by the virus.