Long Covid Patients Face Lingering, Worrisome Risks, Study Finds

Patients who were not sick enough to be hospitalized still had a significantly greater risk of dying within six months than people who were not infected.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #nature-journal, #research, #veterans, #veterans-administration, #your-feed-healthcare

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The Nervous Person’s Guide to Re-Entering Society

How to cope with a less cautious world as pandemic restrictions loosen.

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Jury Duty Is Back, and It Looks Very Different

With reconfigured courtrooms and new uses of technology, New York’s court systems have geared up to clear a looming backlog of cases.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #jury-system, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-state

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Do We Still Need to Keep Wearing Masks Outdoors?

Science shows that the risk of viral transmission outside is very low. The “two-out-of-three rule” can help you decide whether to mask up.

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Fear of Contagion Won’t Depress Our Sex Lives Forever

As we creep back toward normal, what should we do about the rise of sexually transmitted infections?

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I Got the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine. I’m Not Losing Sleep.

Here’s how to think about the federal investigation into rare but severe blood clots associated with the vaccine.

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Empty Middle Seats on Planes Cut Coronavirus Risk in Study

The risk of exposure on a flight is lowered by 23 to 57 percent if middle seats are kept unoccupied, according to the study. But it did not look at what protection mask-wearing could provide.

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Western Warnings Tarnish Vaccines the World Badly Needs

Amid a deep residue of mistrust, Western cautions on the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines risk igniting an explosion of damaging anti-vaccine fervor in the global south.

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The Vaccinated Parent’s Guide to Life With Unvaccinated Kids

We asked public health experts to help answer some of your most pressing questions.

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Summer Vacation With Unvaccinated Kids: Here’s What You Can Do

The pandemic has made it tough for families to figure out safe travel options. So we asked some experts what they’re doing this summer.

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Has the Era of Overzealous Cleaning Finally Come to an End?

This week, the C.D.C. acknowledged what scientists have been saying for months: The risk of catching the coronavirus from surfaces is low.

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Restaurant Workers Are in a Race to Get Vaccines

As states open vaccines and restaurants to all, wait staff and food service workers are often left behind. Some chefs have even opened pop-up spots to get their employees shots more quickly.

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Where Does Covid End, and Long Covid Begin?

“Long Covid” is just the latest example of a pathogen causing surprising persistent effects.

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When the Pandemic Came to Sullivan Prison

As one blockmate after another fell ill, we tried to stay safe and care for one another. It wasn’t always enough.

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Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Travel With Low Risk, C.D.C. Says

They should still wear masks but no quarantines are necessary, the agency said in new guidance that cited growing data about the effectiveness of the shots.

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Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects: Your Questions Answered

The most common questions about vaccination side effects, answered.

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Covid-19 Vaccine Card Guide: Keeping it Safe, Travel, Information, Passport and Benefits

For now, the best way to show that you’ve been inoculated against the coronavirus is a simple white card. Here, your key questions answered.

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As Cuomo Sought $4 Million Book Deal, Aides Hid Damaging Death Toll

Gov. Andrew Cuomo boasted, “I am not a superhero,” in early versions of his book, drafted as his aides scrubbed a politically damaging Health Department report.

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Braving Another Spring Break at Home

We may be suffering from staycation fatigue, but maybe a year from now, we’ll long for the days when we could just do nothing.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #spring-season, #travel-and-vacations

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How Food Banks Succeeded and What They Need Now

Fatigue among donors and workers is a concern. 

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Family Travel Gets Complicated Without a Covid Vaccine for Kids

Amid the chatter of travel’s long-awaited rebound one year into the pandemic, many families with children feel largely left out of the conversation.

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As Mask Mandates Lift, Retail Workers Again Feel Vulnerable

“It’s no different now than it was a year ago,” one Kroger employee said, as states like Texas and Mississippi end mask requirements.

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Texas Rangers Host 12,911 Fans at Exhibition Game

The Rangers raised eyebrows by opening 40,300 seats at Globe Life Field for Monday’s exhibition. Only 12,911 fans showed up.

#baseball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #texas-rangers

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Closing the Social Distance

After a year spent social distancing, mask wearing and sheltering in place, the prospect of readjusting to in-person social engagements can be a daunting one.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Vaccines and Travel: What You Need to Know

As domestic vaccination rates trend upward, more people are traveling or planning to travel. Here’s the latest guidance for doing so safely.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Can U.S. Travelers Go To Europe? Here’s What to Know

For American travelers hoping to head abroad, answers to questions about which countries they can visit and what the future might hold.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #european-union, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Teenagers, Anxiety Can Be Your Friend

Think of it as a personal warning system that will help you notice when things are on the wrong track.

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Businesses May Benefit From Sharing Covid Testing Resources, Study Suggests

Universities and other institutions looking to protect themselves from Covid-19 may benefit from sharing their testing resources with the wider community, a new study suggests.

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The Next Trick: Pulling Coronavirus Out of Thin Air

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s new air sampler can help monitor for airborne pathogens, and signals renewed interest in bioaerosol surveillance.

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Is It Safe to Go Back to Indoor Group Exercise Class at the Gym?

Indoor fitness classes, which often result in heavy breathing in poorly ventilated rooms, can be risky. Here’s a guide to help you decide if your gym is doing enough to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Want to Restore Trust in the AstraZeneca Vaccine? Start Here.

Countries should know that a successful rollout is not just about delivery.

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The Only Thing That Can Really Save the Subway: Riders

Billions of dollars in federal aid have pulled New York’s transit agency from the depths of its fiscal crisis. But a growing consensus that its ridership may never return entirely threatens its future.

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Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Challenge: End the Coronavirus Crisis Faster

The White House is setting benchmarks, such as a 4 percent unemployment rate, to mark a full recovery. But the wild card remains the same: the virus itself.

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The AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Safe. How Can We Get People to Trust It?

Vaccine confidence has many layers.

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Mixed Virus Data Has Some Experts Questioning Pace of N.Y.C. Reopening

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that businesses like indoor fitness studios would be allowed to reopen.

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Europe’s Vaccine Ethics Call: Do No Harm and Let More Die?

Ethicists are worried about the gamble Germany took to halt AstraZeneca doses over seven cases of blood clots. It will not be the last time hard decisions are made in this pandemic.

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How to Celebrate the Spring Holidays Safely With Your Family

Easter, Passover and Ramadan will be a little less lonely this year as more people get vaccinated. But experts say we can’t let down our guard just yet.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #easter-and-holy-week, #passover, #ramadan

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I Got a Covid Vaccine. What Can I Do?

Three experts respond to questions from readers about what they can do after getting vaccinated.

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How the Illegal Rave Scene Thrives During the Pandemic

Nightclubs are still officially closed in New York, but underground parties are there if you know where to look.

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AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Safe, Europe’s Drug Regulator Says

The European Medicines Agency will add a label to the shot, warning doctors to watch for possible rare, abnormal bleeding in the brain. But as the pandemic worsens in Europe, officials are desperate to fully resume its use.

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Yankees, Mets Get Permission to Open Stadiums to 20 Percent Capacity

Both teams will be permitted to operate their stadiums at 20 percent of capacity, expanding New York’s reintroduction of spectators at sports events.

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Long Covid is a Looming Health Crisis

Lingering symptoms from the coronavirus may turn out to be one of the largest mass disabling events in modern history.

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Double Masking Can Get Tricky. Here’s an Easy Way to Do It Right.

Two masks can increase your protection against the coronavirus. Just make sure you know the do’s and don’ts.

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Three Feet or Six? Distancing Guideline for Schools Stirs Debate

Some public health officials say it’s time for the C.D.C. to loosen its social distancing guidelines for classrooms, but the idea has detractors.

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As Biden Confronts Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, Republicans Are a Particular Challenge

The administration is seeking help in urging Republicans to get inoculated. But the president said he was not sure how much value there was in enlisting his predecessor.

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As Biden Confronts Vaccine Hesitancy, Republicans Are a Particular Challenge

The administration is seeking help in urging Republicans to get inoculated. But the president said he was not sure how much value there was in enlisting his predecessor.

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They Died Saving Others From Covid. Will Anyone Count Them?

Medical workers are called heroes. But there hasn’t been a national reckoning over the many thousands lost to Covid. Here are a few of the people who gave their lives while on the front lines of the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-obituaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Despite Covid Outbreaks, Youth Sports Played On

The coronavirus has spread at hockey rinks, basketball games and wrestling tournaments. But many experts, parents and participants believe that the benefits outweigh the risks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #united-states

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Maggots, Rape and Yet Five Stars: How U.S. Ratings of Nursing Homes Mislead the Public

Nursing homes have manipulated the influential star system in ways that have masked deep problems — and left them unprepared for Covid-19.

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Biden’s Goals Are Clear. Now He Has to Achieve Them.

The president has raised expectations regarding vaccine supply and his complex, sprawling $1.9 trillion stimulus bill.

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