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Today, when it comes to health, the CDC released new research results linking thousands of deaths to long COVID, highlighting the potential severity of post-COVID conditions that are still poorly understood.

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CDC: Long COVID Behind Over 3,500 Deaths

Long-running COVID-19 has caused, or at least contributed to, the deaths of more than 3,500 Americans, according to a new study released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics.

Researchers analyzed death certificate texts from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022 to identify “chronic COVID,” “long-distance COVID,” “long-distance COVID,” or “long-distance COVID.” We found 3,544 deaths mentioning important terms such as . .

  • Researchers have found that this February had the highest number of deaths in the long COVID. The rate of deaths from COVID-19 will peak in June 2021. This coincides with a decline in COVID-19 deaths.
  • Researchers found that the majority (78.5%) of those who died were white Americans. Non-Hispanic blacks accounted for his 10% of deaths, followed by Hispanics at 7.8% for hers. These numbers are remarkable because both Hispanics and blacks have a much higher overall mortality rate from COVID-19 than white Americans.

Death can be attributed to long-term COVID only if the patient is diagnosed with COVID.

While these deaths represent only 0.3% of the more than 1 million people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States, this report highlights the long-term severity of COVID-19, a condition that is still poorly understood. It is part of the growing awareness of degrees.

Long COVID occurs when symptoms persist after a patient who has not been infected with the coronavirus recovers. In some cases, these symptoms may persist for months or years. Some of the most debilitating problems include brain fog, heart problems, and exhaustion.

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Pfizer signs deal to sell Pax Lovid in China: report

Pfizer has struck a deal with a China-based pharmaceutical company to market its COVID-19 antiviral drug Paxlovid in the country, according to a new report.

The announcement with China Meheko Group, which Bloomberg reported filing with the Shanghai Stock Exchange, comes as China faces a surge in coronavirus infections as it eases its “zero COVID” policy.

  • According to Bloomberg, China allowed the use of the pill in February, and the agreement between the two companies went into effect immediately.
  • The ability of antivirals to enter the Chinese market could prove useful as the country battles high levels of coronavirus cases.

The official number of cases on the mainland has fallen in recent days, but as the country relaxes testing requirements as part of efforts to ease COVID-zero following rare mass protests and an economic downturn. , is declining.

The country appears to be still experiencing large-scale outbreaks as some of the world’s toughest pandemic restrictions are eased.

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Harassment reported at gender certification providers in 21 states

Hospitals and health care providers in 21 different states have faced online harassment in recent months for providing gender-affirming care to children, according to advocates.

The Human Rights Campaign reports that online attacks can escalate into offline harassment and threats of violence.

24 hospitals and health care providers in 21 states were harassed online following “harassing, inflammatory and misleading” posts from popular right-wing social media accounts, LGBT advocacy group reports became clear in

Origin of social media:

  • The report, released Tuesday, pointed to a right-wing, anti-LGBT Twitter account, Libs of TikTok, and posts by right-wing political commentator Matt Walsh, who is known to speak out against the transgender community.
  • “Social media posts from accounts like Libs of TikTok and Matt Walsh incite violence, with the ultimate goal of cutting off access to lifesaving and medically necessary gender affirmation care. It starts a cycle of harassment and stigma,” the report said.

In response, many clinics and hospitals have removed or changed public information about the gender-affirming medical services they provide to protect patients and staff, according to the report.

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Poll: Educators Express Concerns About Mental Health Services

Educators and parents surveyed in new national poll focused on school mental health services say the U.S. is in the middle of a youth mental health crisis and schools are unprepared to deal with it I expressed my concern about the possibility.

ESS CEO Duncan Young said in a press release: “Schools are well positioned to play a strong role in strengthening the mental health continuum that supports this population,” he added.

According to a poll conducted by Effective School Solutions (ESS), 90% of school administrators and 60% of parents say they believe there is such a crisis. 60% of managers say the youth mental health crisis is the same or worse than last year.

80% of parents surveyed believe schools should play a role in supporting the mental health of their students. However, the poll found some discrepancies between the numbers and the level of respondents’ confidence in the school’s ability to meet their needs. Only 16% of her parents and 40% of managers said they were highly confident.

A poll found that about 75% of administrators said they were implementing best practices, but only about 45% of parents agreed.

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Task Force recommends PrEP for HIV prevention

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of health care prevention experts, granted PrEP for HIV infection a grade of A on Tuesday, indicating that health care providers are offering the service or that patients at high risk of infection are not eligible. We recommend that you provide virus.

The USPSTF maintains a unique five-letter grading system for health care services based on the level of certainty about net benefits earned. An ‘A’ grade indicates that the organization has a ‘high degree of certainty’ that the benefits provided by the service will be ‘substantial’.

  • “PrEP is most effective when taken as prescribed. The task force is committed to encouraging patients taking PrEP to understand the importance of taking their medication as prescribed and to support them in doing so. We encourage our workers to do so,” the USPSTF said in a statement.
  • “Prescribing PrEP can help health professionals protect patients at high risk for HIV,” said USPSTF member John B. Wong. The availability of multiple effective his PrEP medications is good news for the patient and a positive step towards reducing the impact of HIV in the United States. ”

Taking PrEP as prescribed can reduce the risk of HIV transmission through sex by 99%. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most insurance companies are required to cover preventive services against HIV, such as screening and her PrEP.

Legal objection: However, there has been a recent legal battle limiting the applicability of PrEP for HIV. In September, a federal judge in Texas ruled in favor of a group of Christian conservatives, finding that requirements under the ACA violated their religious freedom.

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what we are reading

  • Risk of this debilitating heart disease increases after being infected with COVID, study says (Miami Herald)
  • US hospitals report increase in severe Strep A infections in children after 15 deaths in UK (NBC News)
  • Vaccine fatigue makes US more susceptible to flu (CNN)

by state

  • Lawsuit alleges Georgia health benefits deny employees transgender-related treatment (FOX 5 Atlanta)
  • States are asking Biden to lower drug prices by allowing imports from Canada (Kaiser Health News)
  • Tennessee poll supports abortion exception (Axios)

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