Medical Life Sciences reported a system for detecting emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants “The World Health Organization (WHO) set up a group to track severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2) evolution, as well as monitor the characteristics of the emerging variants and their impact on medical and non-medical remedies in June 2020. In November 2021, this group transitioned into the WHO Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE), responsible for monitoring the global risk of the SARS-CoV-2 variants…”
Report published by BMJ states 2 million people experienced COVID-19 in early May 2022. According to the report, The figure is based on self-reported symptoms and not a clinical diagnosis, comes from an analysis of 296 868 responses to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Infection Survey, collected over the four week period ending 1 May 2022.
After infection , COVID-19 patients have increased risk of new‐onset psychiatric disorders. ” A recent Oregon State University study found that COVID-19 patients had a roughly 25% increased risk of developing a psychiatric disorder in the four months following their infection, compared with people who had other types of respiratory tract infections…”
Long-term exposure to air pollution associated with greater risk of severe COVID-19. ” The German study found that people living in counties with higher levels of the pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NO2) were more likely to need ICU care and mechanical ventilation if they had COVID-19.
Long COVID still a risk, even for vaccinated people – According to reports from Medical News Today. ” COVID-19 vaccines can lower the risk of death by 34% and long COVID by 15% compared to the unvaccinated with SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to the findings of the new study. The researchers have also observed that vaccines have been remarkably effective in fending off some of the worst long COVID symptoms.