BART to lift COVID-19 mask mandate on October 1

BART to lift COVID-19 mask mandate on October 1

OAKLAND – Officials with Bay Area Rapid Transit announced Thursday that the current mask mandate would expire on October 1, one of the last places in the region where pandemic-era mask rules remain in place. The agency’s Board of Directors approved a new resolution on masks that would trigger a mask mandate when public health … Read more

Desperate Long COVID Patients Turn to Unproven Alternative Therapies

Desperate Long COVID Patients Turn to Unproven Alternative Therapies

Editor’s note: Find more information about long COVID in Medscape’s Long COVID Resource Center. September 22, 2022 – Entrepreneur Maya McNulty, 49, was one of the first victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Schenectady, NY, businesswoman spent 2 months in the hospital after catching the disease in March 2020. That September, she was diagnosed with … Read more

Is the Pandemic Over? If Only It Were That Simple

Is the Pandemic Over?  If Only It Were That Simple

September 21, 2022 – President Joe Biden says the pandemic is over. The World Health Organization says the end is in sight. Many of us would rather talk about almost anything else, and even New York City has dropped most of its COVID protocols. Biden’s claim (made to reporter Scott Pelley on Sunday on 60 … Read more

Biden Revisits His Interview Answer Declaring ‘The Pandemic Is Over’

Biden Revisits His Interview Answer Declaring ‘The Pandemic Is Over’

President Joe Biden on Tuesday revisited his recent comments declaring the COVID-19 pandemic is over in the US Speaking at a New York City fundraiser held for two Democratic groups and attended by celebrities including Robert De Niro, the president appeared reassuring on COVID-19, encouraging attendees to get vaccinated. “By the way, if you haven’t … Read more

Have Long COVID? Here’s Where to Go for Care

Have Long COVID?  Here’s Where to Go for Care

September 20, 2022 – Patients who navigate what can feel like an endless series of checkups and lab tests to confirm a long COVID diagnosis face an even harder path ahead: Figuring out where to go for care. Treatment options are as complex and varied as the symptoms that come with this condition, experts say. … Read more

Biden draws heat for saying pandemic is over

Biden draws heat for saying pandemic is over

President Biden is drawing criticism from lawmakers and public health experts who warn his assertion that the COVID-19 pandemic is over could undermine the administration’s rollout of new booster shots, as well as efforts to secure more funding from Congress. “The pandemic is over,” Biden told “60 Minutes” in an interview that ran Sunday. “We … Read more

Sound Sick? New AI Technology Might Tell If It’s COVID

Sound Sick?  New AI Technology Might Tell If It’s COVID

September 19, 2022 — Imagine this: You think you might have COVID. You speak a couple of sentences into your phone. Then an app gives you reliable results in under a minute. “You sound sick” is what we humans might tell a friend. Artificial intelligence, or AI, could take that to new frontiers by analyzing … Read more

Biden Claims The Pandemic Is Over After 2 Million Cases Recorded In Last Month

Biden Claims The Pandemic Is Over After 2 Million Cases Recorded In Last Month

President Joe Biden claimed that the COVID-19 pandemic was over while also admitting that the US still faces problems with the coronavirus during a “60 Minutes” segment that aired on CBS on Sunday. While touring the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with Biden, CBS correspondent Scott Kelley asked the president whether the pandemic … Read more

He lied to me, but I want to save our friendship

He lied to me, but I want to save our friendship

DEAR ABBY: I have known my friend “Aaron” since first grade. Our relationship hasn’t been the same since COVID broke out. He hardly ever connects with me unless it’s on social media. He refuses to get together with anyone or leave his house. Things haven’t been easy for him because he lives alone. He used … Read more

Is the BA.2.75 COVID variant in Minnesota?

Is the BA.2.75 COVID variant in Minnesota?

MINNEAPOLIS — A very contagious COVID-19 variant that health officials say could become a dominant one in the coming months has shown up in Minnesota wastewater tests. The World Health Organization said BA.2.75 is a concern and warned that new variants are becoming more contagious. BA.2.75 has been the variant behind a number of cases … Read more