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Study Shows High-Intensity Exercise Increases Covid Spread

In a study titled, “Aerosol particle emission increases exponentially above moderate exercise intensity resulting in superemission during maximal exercise,” researchers examined whether exercise intensity might influence the likelihood of a superspreader event. From the paper: “We therefore recommend for exercise up to an intensity of ∼2 W/kg to consider keeping a distance of >1.5 m […]

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Study Links Covid Reinfection with Progressively Worse Outcomes

Covid reinfections are not benign: ~39,000 people w/reinfections vs ~5.4 million controls indicates extensive and persistent risk with a “dose-response” (more risk with repeat reinfections) https://t.co/v8nZXBEuNd by @zalaly @BCBowe @Biostayan @WUSTLmed @VAResearch pic.twitter.com/U4pPQZLEaB — Eric Topol (@EricTopol) June 21, 2022 Key findings include: “Compared to the non-infected control group, those who only had one infection […]

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Study: Epidemiology and Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children vs Influenza Among Critically Ill Children

Between April 2020 and June 2021, researchers observed more Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU) admissions for Covid than for the flu. The researchers concluded that without Covid mitigations in place, they would expect to see “a volume of critical illness and death in unimmunized children that is markedly higher than what is typically seen with influenza.” […]

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Health officials warn COVID spike ‘grossly underreported’

Two top infectious disease doctors are warning that the current Covid spike is much larger than many people realize: An article by two top infectious disease specialists published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association warns that reports of new cases, now averaging 100,000 a day in the U.S., are being “grossly underreported” […]

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Link: Prof Jeremy Nicholson on the link between Long Covid and heart disease

Professor Jeremy Nicholson, the director of the Australian National Phenome Centre at Murdoch University, has some very interesting thoughts on the potential long-term effects of Omicron: His team’s research has shown that even people who experienced only mild symptoms with earlier variants of Covid-19 were at risk of developing Long Covid and he thinks it […]

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Evidence grows that vaccines lower the risk of getting Long COVID

Unfortunately, the only sure way to avoid long COVID is not to catch the virus in the first place. But there is now a growing body of research that’s offering at least some reassurance for those who do end up getting infected — being fully vaccinated seems to substantially cut the risk of later developing […]

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White House Announces Indoor Air Challenge

Plan will aim to improve indoor air quality through enhanced air filtration and fresh air ventilation. “The White House on Thursday released new ventilation and air quality guidelines for schools, colleges and other building owners and operators in an effort to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading indoors. The recommendations, published by the U.S. Environmental […]

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