Covid

Chicago Suburb at Highest COVID Alert Level: Here's What That Means for You

Chicago Suburb at Highest COVID Alert Level: Here’s What That Means for You

With one Chicago suburb reaching “high” transmission levels, per guidance set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, what does that mean for residents and which precautions are now encouraged? The city of Evanston said Thursday its community COVID risk level has increased from “medium” to “high,” the highest level of alert, according …

Chicago Suburb at Highest COVID Alert Level: Here’s What That Means for You Read More »

Novavax confident Covid vaccine will receive FDA authorization in June after delays

Novavax confident Covid vaccine will receive FDA authorization in June after delays

Novavax is confident its Covid-19 vaccine will receive the endorsement of the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee early this summer, executives said this week. The FDA committee is scheduled to meet on June 7 to review Novavax’s submission. An endorsement from the committee, which is made up of independent experts, would mean the drug …

Novavax confident Covid vaccine will receive FDA authorization in June after delays Read More »

logo

‘COVID has taken a lot from me’: Inside one long hauler’s recovery

Heather-Elizabeth Brown feels grateful to have survived her bout with severe COVID-19. But more than two years after testing positive for the virus, she is still managing the physical and mental toll. After contracting COVID-19 early in the pandemic and subsequently going on a ventilator for a month, she faced significant health challenges, from rehabilitation …

‘COVID has taken a lot from me’: Inside one long hauler’s recovery Read More »

logo

Doctor in COVID battle recalls the heartbreak and hope of early pandemic

The sound of construction around Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital is hard to miss. Crews are essentially building a new hospital because the old one, just south of Los Angeles, isn’t big enough. For the staff, it is a sign of rebirth after an exhausting two years. The long-delayed construction is finally underway, after being …

Doctor in COVID battle recalls the heartbreak and hope of early pandemic Read More »

Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It?

Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the nation largely abandons mask mandates, physical distancing, and other covid-19 prevention strategies, elected officials and health departments alike are now championing antiviral pills. But the federal government isn’t saying how many people have received these potentially lifesaving drugs or …

Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It? Read More »

4 questions about long Covid experts wish they could answer

4 questions about long Covid experts wish they could answer

David Putrino, a rehabilitation and long Covid researcher at the Mount Sinai medical school in New York City, has watched mounting evidence that suggests between 4 and 36 percent of Americans infected with Covid have symptoms lasting at least six months. It makes him nervous, and not just for the patients dealing with the long-term …

4 questions about long Covid experts wish they could answer Read More »

Can Xi Jinping vanquish Covid without crushing China’s economy?

Can Xi Jinping vanquish Covid without crushing China’s economy?

If the world’s second-largest economy shows any sign of recovery from its Covid-induced slump, Wang Neng should be among the first to know. But so far, he sees few indications of that. Like many small businesses in China, Wang’s cement mixing station in central Henan province has been hit hard by controversial lockdowns in dozens …

Can Xi Jinping vanquish Covid without crushing China’s economy? Read More »

Stocks

Recession Fears Loom Large Over Bullish Oil Market | OilPrice.com

The price of gasoline in the U.S. hit an all-time high on Tuesday as the national average spiked $0.17/gallon from last week to $4.37/gallon, topping the previous all-time high set March 8. The European Union’s discussion of pulling back from buying Russian oil has sent additional shock waves through an already strained oil market, with …

Recession Fears Loom Large Over Bullish Oil Market | OilPrice.com Read More »

It may seem like everyone's getting COVID. What a local doctor says you should know.

It may seem like everyone’s getting COVID. What a local doctor says you should know.

COVID “It’s a funny thing: we’re literally all at risk… but also, #VaccinesWork.” A dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is prepared. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff With COVID-19 cases rising both nationwide and in Massachusetts, you may know more and more people who are testing positive. Responding to the increasing case trends, Dr. Megan Ranney, an …

It may seem like everyone’s getting COVID. What a local doctor says you should know. Read More »

3 ways to get COVID pills, if you've just tested positive

3 ways to get COVID pills, if you’ve just tested positive

The Pfizer COVID treatment Paxlovid can be a challenge to get quickly. Fabian Sommer/Picture Alliance via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Fabian Sommer/Picture Alliance via Getty Images The Pfizer COVID treatment Paxlovid can be a challenge to get quickly. Fabian Sommer/Picture Alliance via Getty Images If you’ve just tested positive for COVID-19, and you …

3 ways to get COVID pills, if you’ve just tested positive Read More »