COVID hospitalization rates are increasing among unvaccinated teens
The CDC says unvaccinated teens are 10 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 compared with those who have been fully vaccinated. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 200,000 coronavirus cases were confirmed in children last week. Right now, only children between the ages of 12 and 17 are eligible for the vaccine. Dr. Taison Bell, a critical care and infectious disease physician and the medical ICU director at the University of Virginia, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss that and more.news.yahoo.com
For this COVID-19 “long-hauler,” symptoms have persisted for months: “I’m uncomfortable literally all day long”
(TEXAS TRIBUNE) – (Audio unavailable. Click here to listen on texastribune.org.) Brittani Castle says she's a COVID-19 “long-hauler.” Since becoming infected with COVID-19 nearly three months ago, she continues to experience shortness of breath, digestive issues and a foggy memory — symptoms that linger even though she's tested negative for the virus. The Houston woman is out of work and has encountered problems collecting unemployment. In the weekend edition of The Brief podcast, listen to why she says the coronavirus has come to dominate her life.
Determining if it’s allergies or COVID-19
A lot of allergies can be very severe, leading to headaches and congestion, often being mistaken for an illness and, in some cases, may lead to your employer or child’s school requesting you to stay home. It’s not the first thing you think about but there are some reports of people having sneezing,” said Dr. Stacey Silvers, from Aspire Allergy & Sinus. Typically during this time of year brings more allergy sufferers into Aspire Allergy and Sinus. Silvers said more than ever, people will want to stay on top of their health. Some are going to be sent home because they have allergy symptoms and it’s hard to tell the difference between that and potential coronavirus infections,” Silvers said.