New wave of flu cases, COVID-19 hospitalizations hits U.S., impacting seniors
Dec 06, 2022
Flu activity was the highest in a decade last week and hospitalizations for three respiratory viruses are straining healthcare systems, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on Monday.
Symptomless COVID infections found in almost half of US adults, CDC says
Dec 05, 2022
Approximately 44% of US adults were “possibly asymptomatically infected,” between August 2021 and May 2022, blood serum evidence shows.
An analysis of PREP Act immunity for LTC facilities
Dec 04, 2022
A host of lawsuits over the past two years involve nursing homes where patients or their estates allege that patients contracted COVID-19 due to the facilities’ negligence or failure to properly act. ...
Paxlovid cuts COVID hospitalization, which may leave older adults weakened
Dec 02, 2022
The CDC reports that COVID patients treated with the antiviral Paxlovid have a 51% lower risk of hospitalization, while another study has tied acute-care stays to muscle loss and long COVID.
Vaccination study finds 9-month, 60 percent protection against omicron reinfection
Dec 01, 2022
A primary vaccination series protected recipients against COVID-19 reinfection across the alpha, delta and omicron variant periods, investigators say.
Also in the News for Monday, Nov. 28, 2022
Nov 28, 2022
Nursing home ‘SWAT’ team sent to troubled state-run facility … HRSA extends PRF reporting deadline … SNF that opened during pandemic registers zero COVID deaths … Hospital system that closed...
Updated: 22 states petition CMS to repeal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers
Lois A. Bowers
Nov 17, 2022
A coalition of 22 states led by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen (R), today formally called on the Biden administration to withdraw its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for nursing home and other healthcare...
Brain changes after COVID ‘real’ and prevalent, researchers tell clinicians
Nov 16, 2022
New evidence shows that COVID-19 can have long-term, adverse impacts on brain health — even after mild illness. Clinicians should take note, experts say.
New treatment, prevention toolkit for clinicians addresses ‘tripledemic’
Nov 15, 2022
Five medical societies have created a toolkit designed to help clinicians increase the effectiveness, accessibility and awareness of oral antiviral therapeutics and COVID-19 booster vaccines.
Prior COVID-19 illness protects vaccinated nursing home residents, researchers say
Nov 14, 2022
The oldest nursing home residents derive significant protection against future SARS-CoV-2 infections when they have had a past infection and are vaccinated against COVID-19, a new study finds.