Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid and is experiencing “mild symptoms,” according to a Sept. 4 statement from the White House.
The number of cases is rising across the United States, and public health experts are tracking a troubling new trend.
Doctors warned that the BA.2.86 variant – unofficially known as “Pirola” – could be of concern as it is a newly designated, highly mutated variant. Omicron This prompted a surge of lawsuits in several countries, including the United States.
According to Thursday’s bulletin Yale MedicineThe new variant has more than 30 mutations in its spike protein – located on the outer surface of a coronavirus – which helps it enter and infect human cells.
“Such a high number of mutations is significant,” said infectious disease specialist Dr. Scott Roberts. “When we went [Omicron variant] Since XBB.1.5 [Eris] EG.5, it may be one or two mutations.
“But these massive changes we’ve seen from Delta to Omicron are worrisome.”
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From August 13 to August 19, 15,067 people were admitted to the hospital
Jill Biden is confirmed to be infected with Covid-19
Jill Biden, 72, has tested positive for Covid and is experiencing “mild symptoms,” the White House said. A statement was issued on September 4. He is reportedly staying at the Bidens’ home in Rehoboth, Delaware.
Ms Biden’s positive test comes as experts warn not to underestimate the current summer wave of Covid cases.
Health officials are monitoring two new strains of concern—BA.2.86, colloquially known as “Pirola” and EG.5.1, known as “Eris”.
Maggie O’Neill5 September 2023 18:00
A quarter of adults with prolonged Covid have “significant functional limitations,” the CDC says
condition may occur Range of symptoms including tiredness, fatigue, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, cough, headache, sleep problems, dizziness when standing, change in smell or taste, diarrhea and stomach pain.
A new report on how long-term Covid affects activity levels highlights the importance of staying up-to-date on Covid vaccines and taking precautions to avoid the virus. The CDC said.
Maggie O’Neill5 September 2023 15:00
WATCH: Vancouver anti-mask protest turns into protest
A recent protest over Covid precautions turned violent in Vancouver.
Maggie O’Neill5 September 2023 12:00
Dr Fauci pushes back against the study, saying masks don’t work
Dr. Anthony Fauci has criticized a study that says masks don’t work to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
In A new interview is with CNN’s Michael SmergonishThe former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said he is concerned about anti-mask rhetoric as Covid cases rise in the US.
Dr Fauci responded that other research highlights the effectiveness of masks. “When you’re talking about the effect of an epidemic or an overall epidemic, the data is limited, but when you’re talking about an individual basis of protecting themselves or protecting themselves from spreading to others, there’s no doubt. Many studies show that there is a benefit to wearing masks. , said.
Maggie O’Neill5 September 2023 09:00
The World Health Organization says continued Covid surveillance is essential to understand the impact of the virus
Maggie O’Neill5 September 2023 05:45
Experts warn that the number of reported Covid-19 cases may be greatly underestimated
Doctors are warning that the summer wave of Covid-19 currently sweeping the US may be more serious than officials realize.
Orlando-based physician Aftab Khan, MD. Tweeted September 3, “I see an uptick [Covid] Cases…I treat more patients than I ever treated [the] The first half of 2023… is something missing from the current federal data.”
Maggie O’Neill5 September 2023 02:45
Covid may spread faster at US Open
An illness is reportedly spreading at the US Open – affecting players and spectators alike – and some experts are speculating that Covid may be to blame.
This year, ticket holders Don ‘t want They are not required to show proof of vaccination or negative covid test or wear masks.
Tennis reporter Ben Rothenberg Tweeted recently “People in the press room and player lounge are definitely coughing and stuffy.”
Denny Sandgren He has tweeted that he is unwell, and Ones Zabiur is said to be experiencing flu-like symptoms. for one The New York Times. “I take a lot of medicine,” Jaber told a press conference. ESPN commentator John McEnroe has also been confirmed to have Covid. to ESPN.
Experts say it’s important not to rule out the possibility that Covid could spread and cause illness at the tournament. “The thing is, no one knows if it’s Covid…I would bet that at least some of the veterans who have what some people call ‘the flu’ actually have Covid,” said Jeremy Fast, MD, an ER physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School and The instructor wrote A substock post Published on Monday.
Maggie O’Neill4 September 2023 23:45
Lack of access to free tests could trigger a wave of Covid this fall
With the number of Covid deaths and hospitalizations on the rise, experts are stressing the importance of getting yourself tested if you are infected with Covid-19 or are showing symptoms.
However, some worry that without access to free testing at home, controlling future waves may be a challenge.
“One of the things we can think about from a federal perspective is making testing materials widely and freely available.” William Schaffner, MDsaid a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center The Independent.
Dr Schaffner said he plans to continue testing for Covid in the coming days. “I expect to spend a fair amount,” he said. “If people don’t have the resources, they won’t do it.”
Maggie O’Neill4 September 2023 20:45
WHO monitors new covid variant BA X Amid fears this could lead to a fresh outbreak of cases
The World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring a new coronavirus variant leading to an increase in Covid-19 cases.
The BA.X strain, also known as BA.2.86, was placed on the health system’s watch list on Thursday due to a “high number of mutations.”
Only three cases of the new strain have been detected in Denmark and Israel, and then another in the United States.
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Ariana Payo4 September 2023 17:45
Mysterious new long Covid symptom identified by scientists
A new symptom of prolonged Covid-19 has been revealed by scientists at the University of Leeds.
While most people with Covid recover within days or weeks of experiencing initial symptoms, some may experience long-term, lingering symptoms – what the NHS calls prolonged Covid or post-Covid-19 syndrome.
Ariana Payo4 September 2023 16:00