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Fatigue, headache among top lingering symptoms months after COVID

Dr. Elizabeth Rutkowski. Credit: Augusta University Fatigue and headache were the most common symptoms reported by individuals an average of more than four months out from having COVID-19, investigators report. Muscle aches, cough, changes in smell and taste, fever, chills and nasal congestion were next in the long line of …

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Scars of COVID persist for sickest survivors, their families

Freddy Fernandez sits with his fiancé, Vanessa Cruz, and their 8-month-old daughter, Mariana Fernandez in their home Friday, June 10, 2022, in Carthage, Mo. After contracting COVID-19 in August 2021, Fernandez spent months hooked up to a respirator and an ECMO machine before coming home in February 2022 to begin …

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Masks could return to Los Angeles as COVID surges nationwide

by CARLA K. JOHNSON and CHRISTOPHER WEBER Nick Barragan wears a mask while running errands in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Los Angeles County is facing a return to a broad indoor mask requirement if current trends in hospital admissions continue, health officials said. Barragan said he’s disappointed …

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Experts discuss the knowns and unknowns of long COVID

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As the vast majority of the world’s population continues to encounter SARS-CoV-2 virus and become infected, one question looms ever larger: What will be the long-term physiological repercussions of having had COVID? Experts from the Harvard Medical School-led Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness discuss the emerging …

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Surprisingly low Shanghai COVID death count spurs questions

Residents rests at a temporary hospital converted from the National Exhibition and Convention Center to quarantine COVID-positive people in Shanghai, China on April 18, 2022. Interviews with family members of people testing positive for COVID-19, a phone call with a government health official and an independent tally raise questions about …

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Hong Kong’s success in fending off COVID comes back to haunt

Hui Ngai-seng, 75, receives his first dose of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community vaccination center in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Credit: AP Photo/Kin Cheung For two years, Hong Kong successfully insulated most of its residents from COVID-19 and often went months without a single locally …

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Omicron amps up concerns about long COVID and its causes

Nancy Rose, center in mirror, speaks with her mother, Amy Russell, right, who both contracted COVID-19 in 2021, in their dining room surrounded by pictures of relatives and family, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, in Port Jefferson, N.Y. More than a third of COVID-19 survivors by some estimates develop lingering problems. …

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US hospitals seeing different kind of COVID surge this time

Registered nurse Rachel Chamberlin, of Cornish, N.H., right, steps out of an isolation room where where Fred Rutherford, of Claremont, N.H., left, recovers from COVID-19 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, N.H., Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Hospitals like this medical center, the largest in New Hampshire, are overflowing with severely …

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Head to head: The ethics of vaccine passports and COVID passes

Credit: Gumbariya/Shutterstock COVID passes for England were given the green light in parliament in December, with 369 MPs voting in favour and 128 against. From now on, people attending large events will be required to show proof of vaccination—two doses, to become three after a “reasonable” amount of time—or a …

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COVID cases spike even as US reaches vaccine milestone

Leanna Arcila, 7, is licked by Watson, a therapy dog with the Pawtucket police department, as she receives her COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Eugenio Fernandez at Nathanael Greene Elementary School in Pawtucket, R.I., Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Even as the U.S. reaches a COVID-19 milestone of roughly 200 million fully-vaccinated …

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COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

People line up to get on an overseas flight at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov. 26, 2021. As the world grapples with the emergence of the new highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, worried scientists in South Africa—where omicron was first identified—are scrambling to combat its lightning …

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Not out of the woods: COVID cases rising in Western Europe

A woman walks past a mural depicting a white dove parachuting COVID-19 vaccine vials, posted near the Italian Health Ministry Headquarters in Rome, April 4, 2021. The pandemic is again roaring across parts of Western Europe, a prosperous region with relatively high vaccination rates and good health care systems but …

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Vaccine reluctance in Eastern Europe brings high COVID cost

An employee prepares vaccination certificates at vaccination center center in Dnipro, Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct.19, 2021. Ukraine is suffering through a surge in coronavirus infections, along with other parts of Eastern Europe and Russia. While vaccines are plentiful, there is a widespread reluctance to get them in many countries— …

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