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COVID, Quickly, Episode 14: Best Masks, Explaining Mask Anger, Biden’s New Plan

Credit: Ryan ReidToday we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the essential developments in the pandemic: from vaccines to new variants and everything in between. You can listen to all past episodes here.Tanya Lewis:…

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Long COVID Could Spell Kidney Troubles Down the Line

Physicians caring for COVID-19 survivors should routinely check kidney function, which is often damaged by the SARS-CoV-2 virus months after both severe and milder cases, new research indicates. The largest study to date with the longest follow-up of COVID-19-related kidney outcomes also found that every type of kidney problem, including end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), was far…

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Fire at COVID-19 field hospital in North Macedonia kills 14

An investigator is seen Thursday at the site of a fire at a COVID-19 field hospital in Tetovo, North Macedonia. Officials said at least 14 people died in the fire. Photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA-EFE Sept. 9 (UPI) — A large fire that swept through a COVID-19 field hospital in North Macedonia, which had been set…

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Here’s How COVID-19 Can Affect Your Mouth

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A lost or altered sense of taste, dry mouth and sores are common among COVID-19 patients and those symptoms may last long after others disappear, Brazilian researchers report. Nearly 4 in 10 COVID patients experience impaired taste or total loss of taste, but…

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Covid positive for security market, but still a source of stress

CIISec’s latest “State of the profession report” highlights both positives and challenges for cyber pros arising from the past two years By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 08 Sep 2021 14:00 The majority of cyber security professionals believe that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a net positive impact on the security market, but this has…

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The Media’s COVID Whiplash Syndrome

Reporters alternate from terror to acceptance and back again, sometimes in the same report. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I f you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, here are some things that are more likely to happen to you than being hospitalized with a severe case of COVID: drowning, dying of electrocution, dying of fire or smoke inhalation,…

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Living with COVID looks very different for front-line health workers, who are already exhausted

Credit: Shutterstock With the Delta variant raging across New South Wales and Victoria, health services are stretched and strained. Behind the scenes is a fearful, anxious and overburdened workforce. In the next few months, the health workforce will care for many more patients with COVID-19, with case numbers in NSW expected to peak over the…

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Kids need the COVID-19 jab for herd immunity

Credit: Towfiqu Barbhuiya James Cook University scientists have developed a new model to track the COVID pandemic—and it’s telling them Australia should now prioritize delivering the Pfizer vaccine to 12-40 year-olds. Epidemiologist Professor Emma McBryde and mathematician Dr. Michael Meehan from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine produced the model, demonstrated in a…

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World’s COVID-19 deaths, cases each decline 8% in week

Sept. 5 (UPI) — Coronavirus worldwide, despite nearly 65,000 deaths and nearly 4.3 million cases in the past week, is leveling off with 8% declines for each category, with every continent dropping except Europe in fatalities. Some places have shown increases, including Canada, which has had a fraction of the cases and deaths of its…

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Covid surges in US as rest of world stabilises

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain North America suffered a new surge in coronavirus infections this week and US deaths increased by a fifth, while the pandemic stabilised in the rest of the world. Here is the global state of play based on an AFP database. Stabilisation The number of new daily cases around the world decreased…