Information and news related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
You may already know that having a COVID-19 infection can lead to lung problems or heart problems, especially for those experiencing long Covid. However, new research suggests that COVID-19 can affect the inner ear, as well.
In the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have a new weapon in our arsenal: two antiviral medications recently authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration. Pfizer, one of the pharmaceutical companies that developed and made available an FDA-approved coronavirus vaccine, has introduced its antiviral pill, Paxlovid.
We’re sharing a quick introduction to the types of tests out there currently, as well as when you should get tested for Coronavirus.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the best ways to protect ourselves has been a hot topic. Wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, and then – at long last – getting a vaccine were all in our arsenal against COVID-19, but with inconsistent policies and enforcement applied across the country, it was difficult to tell what combination of safety practices offered the best protection – and guidelines and recommendations continued to evolve.
More than a year into the Coronavirus pandemic, there have been several risk factors known to increase your risk of hospitalization, or even death, from COVID-19. These medical conditions have been mostly physical: diabetes, cancer, and lung disease, for example. However, recently, research has emerged connecting an increased mortality risk and hospitalization from COVID-19 among psych patients.
When thinking about the impact of a COVID-19 infection, many consider the damage to the respiratory system. Because of what we’ve learned throughout the pandemic, and what we understand about the way the Coronavirus attacks the pulmonary network, it makes sense that this would come to mind. However, a recent study has emerged analyzing COVID-19’s effect on the brain, as well.