Coronavirus

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 18: Today is Information Overload Day, Fauci Urges Funding for Long Covid Research

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 18: Today is Information Overload Day, Fauci Urges Funding for Long Covid Research

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 922nd day of the pandemic.
Today is Information Overload Day.  I’m mentioning this because the pandemic has created a volume of health care information unprecedented in history.
The day is intended to call attention to an issue that costs companies and consumers as much as $988 billion per annum in the United …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 17: Pfizer CEO Warns of Winter Surge, Fauci Calls Long Covid ‘Insidious’

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 17: Pfizer CEO Warns of Winter Surge, Fauci Calls Long Covid ‘Insidious’

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 921st day of the pandemic.
In news we cover today, Dr. Anthony Fauci called for more action on Long Covid, Pfizer’s CEO warned of a winter surge in the United States, and the world hit the 630 million mark in total coronavirus cases, a tally that started in late 2019.
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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 16: China to Be More ‘Scientific’ in Approach to Pandemic, Supreme Court Lets N.Y. Vaccine Mandate Stand

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 16: China to Be More ‘Scientific’ in Approach to Pandemic, Supreme Court Lets N.Y. Vaccine Mandate Stand

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 920th day of the pandemic.
In news we cover today, Americans are slow to get the new bivalent boosters, the Supreme Court once again New York’s vaccine mandate continue, and China is promising to be more scientific about its approach to the pandemic.
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The Supreme Court denied an emergency challenge to …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 15: 30% of Americans With Covid Experience Long Covid, Infection-Blocking Gene May Block Virus

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 15: 30% of Americans With Covid Experience Long Covid, Infection-Blocking Gene May Block Virus

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 919th day of the pandemic.
If you’ve never had Covid – and asymptomatic cases don’t count – you might have the HLA-DQB1*06 infection-blocking gene.  Researchers at the University of Oxford report that people with that gene have a larger antibody response after getting a dose of coronavirus vaccine compared to other …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 14: 4 in 10 Misrepresented Covid Health or Vaccination Status, New Boosters Generate Strong Immune Response

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 14: 4 in 10 Misrepresented Covid Health or Vaccination Status, New Boosters Generate Strong Immune Response

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 918th day of the pandemic.
If you lied about your vaccination status or adherence to public health protocols over the past two years, you weren’t alone.
A new study found that 42% of those polled admitted to lying about either their vaccination status or their adherence to coronavirus safety protocols.
The study, which …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 13: Is It Covid, a Cold, or the Flu?, Nearly Half of Covid Patients Haven’t Fully Recovered Months Later

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 13: Is It Covid, a Cold, or the Flu?, Nearly Half of Covid Patients Haven’t Fully Recovered Months Later

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 917th day of the pandemic.
Given a tremendous overlap of symptoms, one simply cannot place reliance on them to determine if one has a cold, the flu, or SARS-CoV-2.  Patients with all three conditions typically present with coughing, sore throat, and/or a runny nose.
You can eliminate the common cold if you …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 12: ‘We’re Concerned’ About Another Wave Says WHO, China to Continue With Tough Policies

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Oct. 12: ‘We’re Concerned’ About Another Wave Says WHO, China to Continue With Tough Policies

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 916th day of the pandemic.
“Be prepared.”
Upon hearing the Scout motto, someone asked Boy Scouts founder Lt. General Robert Baden-Powell a question he would undoubtedly be asked many times thereafter.
“Prepared for what?”
“Why, for any old thing,” he replied.
As we enter our third Covid winter after over 1,000 days of living with the …