Covid: Top Chinese scientist says donít rule out lab leak but Chinese officials have investigated the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and found no "wrongdoing" in the lab: first indication by top Chinese scientist that Beijing takes lab leak theory seriously: nearly 7m people have died — ground.news: 33 media reports — 31 May 2023 (LINK)
Long COVID's 200 Symptoms Have Been Narrowed Down To Just 12 — iflscience.com — 29 May 2023 (LINK)
Government-funded study creates first symptom-based long Covid definition, a step toward finding treatments — ground.news: 12 media reports — 25 May 2023 (LINK)
— Long COVID, or Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), includes 12 symptoms that present or persist more than 30 days after COVID-19 infection. Over 650 million people globally have been infected with SARS-CoV-2.
China's New Covid Wave Set to See 65 Million Cases a Week — ground.news: 9 media reports — 23 May 2023 (LINK)
Mexico develops own COVID-19 vaccine, 2 years late — ground.news: 43 media reports — 3 May 2023 (LINK)
A new long Covid treatment shows promise, but U.S. insurance won't cover it and some doctors are skeptical: Here's why — cnbc — 20 April 2023 (LINK)
— Some long Covid patients swear by hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which can cost more than $50,000 per person. Here's why some experts caution against it.
In pressurized medical-grade chambers, patients alternate between breathing pure oxygen through a mask and regular air. When you go from the former to the latter, your brain interprets the drop in pressure as a lack of oxygen, says Dr. Mohammed Elamir, a physician at The Villages, Florida-based Aviv Clinics. That triggers stem cell production and blood vessel growth in the brain, which helps the body repair itself in a variety of ways, Elamir says.
Coronavirus leak from Wuhan lab was 'unintentional', reveals US Senate report — ground.news: 4 sources — 18 April 2023 (LINK)
New Study: COVID-19 Omicron Variant Is More Deadly Than the Seasonal Flu — scitechdaily — 14 April 2023 (LINK)
WHO experts revise Covid-19 vaccine advice, say healthy kids and teens low risk — cnn — 29 March 2023 (LINK)
Newly released Chinese Covid data points to infected animals in Wuhan — theguardian — 21 March 2023 (LINK)
Here's How Long You're Contagious With The Latest COVID Variant: Long story short, you are likely contagious for about 10 days after symptoms begin. You should isolate for the first five days and wear a mask on at least days six through 10 — huffpost — 20 January 2023 (LINK)
Have face masks become less effective at managing COVID? — sciencefocus — 15 January 2023 (LINK)
— Throughout the end of 2021, children and adults who declared they "always" wore a face covering at work or school were less likely to test positive for COVID-19 compared to those who "never" or "sometimes" wore a mask. As you may expect. However, from January to May 2022, this trend faded. The likelihood that somebody who never or sometimes wore a mask would test positive was extremely similar to the chance a person who always wears a face mask would test positive. In other words, from January to May 2022, the risk of getting a COVID infection was nearly the same for those who did and didn't wear a mask. But...
Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 possibly more likely to infect those who are vaccinated, New York officials say — foxnews / yahoo news — 14 January 2023 (LINK)
Study compares effectiveness of Pfizer vs. Moderna booster COVID vaccines after third dose — news-medical.net — 3 January 2023 (LINK)
— Both vaccines reduced the absolute risks of breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections and severe COVID-19 outcomes. However, mRNA-1273 recipients had a lower risk of COVID-19-related adverse events over 16 weeks of follow-up than the BNT162b2 vaccine recipients, particularly for reported SARS-CoV-2 infections. The findings remained comparable across periods spanning Delta and Omicron predominance and only Omicron predominance.
What You Should Know About Chronic Coughing After COVID-19 — yahoo news — 27 December 2022 (LINK)
Billionaires at Davos Don't Think COVID Is a Cold — slate — 20 January 2023 (LINK)
— You wouldn't know — not unless you asked — that every attendee was PCR tested before entering the forum, or that in the case of a positive test, access was automatically, electronically, revoked. It's hard to square this information with the public narrative about COVID, isn't it?
BBC broadcast misleading vaccine comments — fullfact — 20 January 2023 (LINK)
— On 18 January BBC published an update to their Corrections and Clarifications page about the interview, apologising that "we were not better prepared at the time to challenge Dr Malhotra's points during his interview."
EU countries agree to demand COVID-19 test for travellers coming from China — ground.news: 117 sources — 4 January 2023 (LINK)
WHO pressures China to come clean on Covid — genevasolutions — 4 January 2023 (LINK)
— ground.news: WHO worried about surge of COVID in China amid lack of info: 101 sources (LINK)