What to do after testing positive for COVID-19 in Massachusetts – NBC Boston

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Massachusetts and most states now considered high risk for community transmission, it may be time to revisit quarantine guidelines. What should you do if you test positive for COVID-19? The latest virus quarantine guidelines, as posted on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health websiteis mainly based on two … Read more

North Korea’s Covid outbreak: what we know and don’t know

CNN — North Korea’s first reported Covid-19 outbreak is the “biggest turmoil” to hit the country since its founding more than 70 years ago, according to its leader Kim Jong Un, as the isolated and impoverished nation crumbles. struggles to curb the spread of a highly transmissible virus that threatens to cause a major humanitarian … Read more

Bay Area health workers recommend masking indoors; the region has the highest infection rate in California

Bay Area health workers recommend masking indoors; the region has the highest infection rate in California On Friday, twelve Bay Area health workers recommended that people wear masks indoors amid a new surge of COVID cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has the highest COVID infection rates in California, fueled by omicron subvariants, according … Read more

Nassau and Suffolk have high levels of COVID-19 spread, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised the risk of COVID-19 transmission at the “community level” in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Thursday, with public health officials now urging Long Islanders to wear face masks. indoors in all public places. The change, which puts Long Island in the highest-risk designation, comes amid a steady … Read more

Is Paxlovid, the Covid pill, reaching those who need it most?

Editor’s note: Find the latest news and advice on COVID-19 in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the country largely abandons mask mandates, physical distancing and other covid-19 prevention strategies, elected officials and health departments are now championing antiviral pills. But the federal government does not say how many people have received these potentially life-saving drugs … Read more

More than half of first Covid-19 patients in a hospital had symptoms two years later, study finds

CNN — Even two years after their initial infection, the majority of people hospitalized with Covid-19 at the start of the pandemic had persistent symptoms, according to a new study which could be one of the longest and largest ever recorded to follow people. who have had Covid for a long time. The study, published … Read more

Is Japan open to travellers? Some residents not ready to reopen borders

As countries in Asia reopen to international travellers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That could soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a press conference in London on Thursday that Japan would ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, … Read more

Is Japan open to travellers? Some residents not ready to reopen borders

As countries in Asia reopen to international travellers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That could soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a press conference in London on Thursday that Japan would ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, … Read more

Pregnant women who have received the Covid vaccine are 15% LESS likely to suffer from stillbirth, according to a “reassuring” study

Pregnant women who are vaccinated against Covid are ‘significantly’ less likely to suffer a stillbirth compared to those not vaccinated, research has found. There had been widespread safety concerns over stings among pregnant women, which saw them become one of the least vaccinated groups in the country. Their fears were seized upon by anti-vaxx conspiracy … Read more

Shanghai tightens COVID lockdowns again as cases drop

Shanghai has once again has tightened its draconian blockages in another push to reach ‘COVID zero’ this month – just as China’s largest city began to emerge from a month of tight virus restrictions. New stay-at-home orders were put in place in some of the city’s 16 districts over the weekend, despite the continued decline … Read more