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A new study has found that some COVID-infected patients who were hospitalized reported cognitive and behavioral changes after getting discharged. The study researchers believe that low oxygen levels could be the reason why some people are having cognitive dysfunction 10 months after hospital discharge.
President Joe Biden has urged Americans to get full vaccinated as soon as possible and warned that the Delta variant, which was first detected in India, is particularly dangerous for young individuals. The Delta variant is more contagious than the Alpha variant, which was first identified in the U.K.
A new study by the researchers of the University of Minnesota Medical School has found that losartan (Cozaar) is not effective in reducing hospitalization in patients with mild COVID-19 infection. The study also found that the drug did not worsen COVID-19 symptoms or cause any significant side effects.
The CDC said that the United States has reported more than 300 cases of either myocarditis or pericarditis after COVID vaccination in younger individuals. CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said a panel of experts would meet today to discuss the incidence of these cases.
A new study has found that the rate of COVID reinfection is less than 1% for patients who had a severe illness, with an average reinfection time of 3.5 months after initially testing positive for COVID for the first time. The study was published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
A new British study has found that an antibody cocktail called REGEN-COV, developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, continues to show promise against COVID-19. REGEN-COV contains a combination of casirivimab and imedvimab.
A new Cleveland Clinic study has found that COVID-19 could lead to Alzheimer’s disease-like dementia, suggesting the need for therapeutic strategies for COVID-related neurological implications. The virus has no direct effect on the brain but it does affect certain genes/proteins associated with neurological issues.