Tag Archives: COVID19

COVID-19 myths that refuse to die, from undue concern about children to variants and vaccines

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada The pandemic was never a danger to children Author of the article: Tristin Hopper Publishing date: Jul 22, 2021  •  22 hours ago  •  5 minute read  •  219 Comments July 6 photo of children at a playground in Philadelphia. Photo by REUTERS/Hannah Beier Article content If you’re reading this… Read More »

Steroids Are Not an Effective Treatment for COVID-19 Smell Loss

According to researchers, steroids shouldn’t be used for treating smell loss due to Covid-19. The loss of smell is a well known Covid-19 symptom, and many individuals are left with long-term smell loss from the pandemic. Researchers have found that corticosteroids, a type of drug that reduces inflammation, aren’t recommended for treating loss of smell… Read More »

7 children in ICU, 2 on life support as they battle delta variant of COVID-19

Loading the player… At least seven children are in the intensive care unit in Mississippi as the state continues to battle the delta variant of COVID-19 — and two of the children are on life support.  On Twitter on Tuesday, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, a Mississippi Department of Health official, tweeted an update to an earlier… Read More »

Study shows benefits of early anticlotting therapy in moderate COVID-19

COVID-19 is marked by heightened inflammation and abnormal clotting in the blood vessels, particularly in the lungs, and is believed to contribute to progression to severe disease and death. New trial results show that administering a full dose of a standard blood thinner early to moderately ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19 could halt the thrombo-inflammation… Read More »

Pfizer to brief Biden health officials on COVID-19 vaccine booster shot possibility

Pfizer representatives will meet with federal health officials on Monday to discuss the possibility of a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, a meeting that comes less than a week after the Biden administration reaffirmed its position that the two-shot regimen is enough for now. THE COVID-19 VARIANTS HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE WATCHING Present at the meeting will… Read More »

Two different assessments of COVID-19 pandemic news coverage

June 24, 2021 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview. He has covered health care news almost exclusively since 1973. Here is his online bio.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer or as @HealthNewsRevu. Two new journalistic analyses of 2020-2021 pandemic news coverage were released this week.  I was interviewed in each of them. Science… Read More »