Former Biden advisers, public health experts release ‘roadmap for living with Covid’

CNN — Some of the nation’s leading public health experts, including the former coronavirus advisers to the Biden administration, detail in a new report when and how the United States can transition out of the Covid-19 pandemic phase and back into “pre-pandemic routines and lives. ” Among the recommendations in the report are for the … Read more

Social Determinants of Health and COVID-19 Mortality

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected racial and ethnic minorities. While this unfortunately aligns with health inequities that have historically plagued these populations, one study sought to understand how structural factors are correlated with COVID-19 mortality across racial and ethnic groups. The investigators wrote, “Evidence shows that social determinants of health (SDOH), the structural conditions … Read more

Utah Department of Health reports 8 more coronavirus deaths, as case counts continue to fall

Hospitalizations and intensive-care occupancy rates also are declining. (Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Heath care workers administer coronavirus testing in the parking lot of the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. This site, along with several other mass testing centers in the state, ceased operation on Feb. 18. | … Read more

The pandemic’s toll on children’s mental health

CNN — The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating death around the world, causing millions of and leading to many more people becoming severely ill and losing loved ones. It also has led to many mental health impacts, including on children and adolescents. Examining the impact on children in 11 countries, a January study in … Read more

LSU Health Shreveport’s Center for Emerging Viral Threats continues to track dominant Omicron variant | Coronavirus

SHREVEPORT, La. – The latest genomic sequencing report from the Center of Emerging Viral Threats (CEVT) at LSU Health Shreveport found that all COVID-19 positive samples sequenced were the Omicron variant, with one sample being the BA.2 sublineage. While this is the first time that BA.2 has been detected in North Louisiana, it is not … Read more