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The news is in: We could be looking at a nasty winter. Experts have been working hard to track and predict the impact of this coming winter on COVID-19, and the majority of their findings paint an alarming picture. Johns Hopkins Research- will soon be publishing the latest on the pandemic, which predicts some devastating changes up ahead. Here’s what we know so far. What the Research Says About COVID-19...
October 26, 2020
Allergies can make breathing difficult, so it’s safe to assume they might make upper respiratory infections even more severe. But if that's the case then why is it that -allergy sufferers- appear even -less- likely to experience extreme COVID-19 symptoms? The answer could be as simple as it is surprising. Effects of Allergies on the Body - Allergies are the result of mistakes the immune system makes,...
October 26, 2020
Influenza season is on its way, and confusion over the differences between the flu and COVID-19 has some people feeling uneasy. While neither illness is fully predictable, a few key differences in their presentations might help tell them apart in case you find yourself trying to figure out what you've got. Check out these symptom timelines to help distinguish between the two. Timeline of the Flu -...
October 20, 2020
COVID-19 has ravaged communities and left a death count like nothing we’ve ever witnessed. We live in interesting times, indeed. Even among those whom the virus hasn’t directly touched in terms of illness, the economic impact and struggles of living through this period of time have been widespread leaving no one completely untouched. And repercussions are still being sorted out even as the case count...
October 19, 2020
The risks of developing COVID-19 appear to vary by the person, but it seems that blood type may play some role. Researchers are still trying to pin down why exactly such a disproportionate number of people with type-O blood are testing negative for the deadly virus after exposure, but they do have a couple of ideas. We have the details. Blood Type and Coronavirus - In June of 2020, Chinese researchers...
October 12, 2020
Based on infection and mortality numbers, many people are (rightfully) concerned about contracting COVID-19 and living through the experience. But a growing number of survivors are proving there -may be more to worry about- than just survival as they are now facing long-term challenges. A condition called post-viral syndrome has many health professionals concerned. Here's what that looks like. What...
October 7, 2020
The CDC recently modified its COVID-19 testing recommendations, guiding people to get screened -after possible exposure- regardless of whether they have any symptoms of the virus. And now the president and first lady have tested positive with likely many more in their circle to follow. So are the tests accurate enough to trust? - Viral Tests - The CDC- lists two types of tests people might take if...
October 2, 2020
COVID-19 patients may struggle with lasting consequences, even -long after the virus has cleared.- There are a -number of conditions- now coming to light as possible lingering effects including some that may be lifelong. New reports suggest COVID-19 could be leaving staggering numbers of heart injuries in its wake for as many as 60% of those who have severe symptoms. COVID-19 Creates Heart Complications...
September 23, 2020
Many of us have been waiting anxiously for updates on the COVID-19 battlefront, but the news has been uncertain at best. We’re still only slightly closer to finding herd immunity than we were months ago, and though treatment has improved, slowing the death rate, the infection rate has not likewise dropped off. And recently, scientists have confirmed that reinfection may be possible under some circumstances,...
September 15, 2020
COVID-19 continues to make the rounds, and contact tracers are busy working to slow the spread. Both the CDC and the WHO have recommended that states and towns implement contact tracing to break up chains of transmission. But some are taking advantage of the situation and using it to make a buck. Along with people legitimately doing their jobs to keep people safe, scammers are finding new ways to use...
September 8, 2020