Beijing tightens COVID-19 entry rules ahead of Olympics

Strict new COVID-19 restrictions come into force in Beijing on Wednesday for visitors to the Chinese capital, requiring negative tests and dramatically cutting domestic flights as the city raises the drawbridge against the coronavirus ahead of the Winter Olympics. With less than 100 days to go to the games in February, China is bracing for a challenge to its zero-COVID […]

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Beijing tightens COVID-19 entry rules ahead of Olympics

Strict new COVID-19 restrictions come into force in Beijing on Wednesday for visitors to the Chinese capital, requiring negative tests and dramatically cutting domestic flights as the city raises the drawbridge against the coronavirus ahead of the Winter Olympics. With less than 100 days to go to the games in February, China is bracing for a challenge to its zero-COVID […]

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COVID-19 infection doubles the risk of psychiatric diagnoses

COVID-19 infection doubles the risk of psychiatric diagnoses including depression and anxiety and triples the risk of sleep problems, study finds COVID-19 infection leads to increased risk of fatigue, sleep problems, and psychiatric issues long after patients are diagnosed, a new study finds Researchers at the University of Manchester used a database of 12 million patients’ health records to examine […]

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German Coronavirus Infection Rate Hits Highest Since Pandemic Began

(Reuters) – Germany’s coronavirus infection rate has risen to its highest level since the start of the pandemic, public health figures showed on Monday, and doctors warned they will need to postpone scheduled operations in coming weeks to cope. The seven-day incidence rate – the number of people per 100,000 to be infected over the last week – rose to […]

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COVID-19 Still Rages, but Some US States Reject Federal Funds to Help

(Reuters) – As the resurgent COVID-19 pandemic burns through the rural U.S. state of Idaho, health officials say they don’t have enough tests to track the disease’s spread or sufficient medical workers to help the sick. It’s not for want of funding. The state’s Republican-led legislature this year voted down $40 million in federal aid available for COVID-19 testing in […]

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Severe COVID-19 outcomes not up during Delta predominance

(HealthDay)—During a period of delta variant predominance, there was no increase in the proportion of patients who were admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU), received invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV), or died while hospitalized, according to research published in the Oct. 22 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Christopher A. […]

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Patients with severe COVID-19 could benefit from higher doses of corticosteroids

A large international study in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 has shown that while a higher dose of steroids did not significantly reduce mortality, there was a trend towards benefit without increased side effects. Published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study compared the standard 6mg dose of the steroid dexamethasone with 12mg in patients requiring […]

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