The COVID-19 coronavirus seemed to spread across the globe at breakneck pace. Over 600,000 people have died from the virus. Was there a way to slow the spread, reduced infections and saved lives? A new study says yes, but only with a comprehensive approach to the problem.
Among COVID-19 coronavirus patients who are not asymptomatic, symptoms can range from slight fatigue to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS.) Among those with severe symptoms, is there a common hallmark? Can knowing that factor help doctors predict who will suffer severe symptoms? A new study hopes to answer those questions.
Despite a substantial body of evidence regarding the non-respiratory impact of COVID-19 on some patients, it’s still considered a respiratory disease. Doctors from Columbia University Irving Medical Center are sharing information that sheds light on the effects of the virus on the body’s other organs and systems.
Public health officials have recommended that people wear masks when social distancing is not possible for mitigation of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Some governors are now mandating it. Science has indicated that mask-wearing helps prevent the spread, but what kind of masks actually work?
When the COVID-19 coronavirus hit American shores, there were testing issues and little was known about asymptomatic and alternatively symptomatic people. Now, Penn State University epidemiologists believe these factors led to an infection rate 80 times higher than originally estimated.
Since COVID-19 coronavirus began infecting the world, people have been waiting for a vaccine or other preventative treatment. Despite breathless reporting from the media, neither is coming soon. However, it turns out you might not need either. You may well already be resistant to SARS-CoV-2.
Doctors and public health officials have had plenty to worry about during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Spread rates, mortality rates and who was really at-risk top the list. Also on that list was this: how likely are pregnant mothers to pass the virus along to their unborn children?
Is it possible to have COVID-19 coronavirus and not even know it? Yes. Of greater concern to scientists is what may be happening to those asymptomatic carriers and how many people they may be unwittingly infecting. The numbers may be higher than we previously imagined, according to a new study.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and numerous other public health experts told us that lockdowns and stay-at-home orders were the best path to mitigation for COVID-19 coronavirus. But did they consider the health risks of those lockdowns. A new study reveals an unintended consequence: higher childhood obesity rates.
Join me on the Four Pillar Fitness podcast for this episode highlighting some important things to know about COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic.