Watch Out for These COVID Heart Symptoms, Says Doctor
According to the American Heart Association, nearly one-fourth of those hospitalized with have been diagnosed with cardiovascular complications, which have been shown to contribute to roughly 40% of all COVID-19-related deaths.Source: Eat This, Not That!
Understanding Immune System Blunders in Response to the Coronavirus
Genetics, gender, and even botched timing on the part of the immune response all appear important in the development of COVID-19. Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, is leading research to help us better predict who is likely to sail through a bout with COVID-19 and who may need targeted lifesaving care.
New COVID-19 saliva testing gets green light
An ESR study investigating testing for COVID-19 in saliva has been given the green-light. Funded by ESR, the study will run over 2-3 months, starting on the week of January 25. It will involve Air New Zealand staff providing a saliva sample alongside their regular nasopharyngeal sample, known as paired sampling, so the two can be compared.Source: SunLive
The Coronavirus Is Evolving Before Our Eyes
In the final, darkest days of the deadliest year in U.S. history, the world received ominous news of a mutation in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Scientists in the U.K. had identified a form of the virus that was spreading rapidly throughout the nation. Then, on January 4, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a lockdown that began almost immediately and will last until at least the middle of February. “It’s been both frustrating and alarming to see the speed with which the new variant is spreading,” he said in an address, noting that “our scientists have confirmed this new variant is between 50 and 70 percent more transmissible” than previous strains.Source: The Atlantic
Covid UK Variant: What You Need To Know
Last week, Gov. Lamont announced that the first two COVID-19 cases with the “UK variant” were detected in Connecticut. This virus variant was first detected in England and seems to spread more easily between people. Its detection in our community raises alarms, but there is also a lot of misinformation circulating.Source: New Haven Independent