As Young Kids Get Covid Shots, Families Feel a'Huge Weight' Lifted

Many households with immunocompromised or vulnerable relatives are racing to get Covid shots for their 5-to-11-year-olds — and finally experiencing a long-awaited sense of relief.
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AbstractThe first case of coronavirus illness was discovered in Wuhan, China, in January 2020 and quickly spread worldwide within the next couple of months. The condition was initially only linked with respiratory disorders. After the evolution of various variants of the SARS-CoV-2, the critical impact of the virus spread to multiple organs and soon, neurological disorder manifestations started to appear in the infected patients. The review is focused on the manifestation of various neurological disorders linked with both the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. Disorders such as cytokine release syndrome,...
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We mustn ’t punish those who are fearful of getting the Covid vaccine, writes the mother of an autistic man who suffers from crippling anxietyI was disappointed by Dave Green ’s letter (12 January) regarding the penalties he suggests for those who are unvaccinated. I can empathise with his words as a previous cancer patient myself, and also as a frontline nurse, but I disagree with his judgment on “anti-vaxxers”. Those who have chosen not to have the vaccine do not all share the same mindset, and it is worth bearing this in mind before they are all excommunicated from society.My adult son is autisti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Health Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Autism Source Type: news
Coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness characterized by fever, cough, dyspnea, fatigue, and lymphopenia. Severe COVID-19 complications can manifest as viral pneumonia and may lead to severe acute respiratory syndrome and, in some cases, death [1, 2]. As of December 2021, SARS-CoV-2 has caused more than 263,300,000 infections, and over 5,221,000 deaths. Since December 2020, over 8,033,000,000 vaccine doses have been administered [3]. A global systematic review conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic of the general public's psychological outcomes found relatively high rates of anxiety (6.33% to 50.9%)...
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
UNISON is calling on employers to review their COVID-19 risk assessments and put all reasonable measures in place to reduce the risk of exposure to those who cannot work from home, given the highly infectious nature of the Omicron variant. The latest data from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that 645,000 workers reported suffering from a work-related illness caused or made worse by the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, including high levels of stress, anxiety and depression. UNISON members are key workers on the front line, in hospitals, care homes and schools, but also refuse workers and members...
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Omicron has cast a shadow over holiday plans.
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J Virol Methods. 2021 Dec 14:114434. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2021.114434. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTToday, Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) which is believed to be transmitted from bats to humans where the people of Wuhan city, China exposed to the wet animal market is an important international public health anxiety (Jiaqi Xiong et al., 2020). Although, several measures were undertaken to treat the diseases by various medical advancements and by a variety of treatment procedures, still the mortality is higher. Hence, social distancing has been implemented to control the current outburst of this pandemic which spreads th...
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The new, heavily mutated variant of SARS-CoV-2, Omicron first detected by scientists in South Africa, has put the public health community worldwide on high alert and the public on edge. Since then, evidence has mounted that the variant is highly transmissible. It is far more transmissible than, and is coming to predominate over, its immediately preceding variant, Delta. Omicron’s doubling time—how long it takes for the number of coronavirus cases to double—is just two to three days. The first indications from South Africa are that infection with the Omicron variant may have milder consequences than infect...
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This study improves understanding of the public's opinion on COVID-19 vaccines and supports the aim of eradicating coronavirus from the world.PMID:34899965 | PMC:PMC8660217 | DOI:10.1155/2021/4321131
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We do not yet know how much of a threat it poses, but the pandemic has already shown it is better to act earlyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHearts are sinking. Many had hoped the worst of the pandemic was over, enjoying a return to quasi-normality despite warnings that this winter could prove punishing. NowCovid cases aresurging across Europe; rates are rising in the UK again after a half-term dip; and the newOmicron variant detected in South Africa is ringing alarm bells across the world.At present we have alimited understanding of how much of a threat this variant poses, though the Wor...
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This article discusses the cases, possible pathogenesis of myopericarditis, and treatment of the condition. Most cases were mild and should not yet change vaccine policies, although prospective studies are needed to better assess the risk –benefit ratios in different groups.
Source: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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