Here Are the Signs — Eat This Not That

Country music star Shania Twain contracted COVID-19 pneumonia at her home in Lake Geneva, Switzerland, at the height of the pandemic — and it got bad enough she required an airlift to a hospital. “It was progressively getting worse. My vital signs were getting worse, … and in the end I had to be air … Read more

What Older Americans Need to Know About Taking Paxlovid — Eat This Not That

 By Judith Graham This story was originally published in KHN by Judith Graham. A new coronavirus variant is circulating, the most transmissible one yet. Hospitalizations of infected patients are rising. And older adults represent nearly 90%of U.S. deaths from covid-19 in recent months, the largest portion since the start of the pandemic. What does that … Read more

Know the First Signs of the New Omicron Variant as Public Health Emergency is Extended — Eat This Not That

The Biden administration has renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency, as Omicron variant XBB.1.5 drives cases up across the US. “The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency remains in effect, and as HHS committed to earlier, we will provide a 60-day notice to states before any possible termination or expiration,” a spokesperson for the Health and Human … Read more

“Most Transmissible One Yet” — Eat This Not That

New COVID-19 Omicron variant XBB.1.5 is being called the most transmissible to date, with new infections caused by the variant rising from 4% to 41%, just over the month of December. “That’s a stunning increase,” says White House COVID-19 Response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha. “If you had an infection before July OR your last vaccine … Read more

Virus Experts Issue New Guidance as RSV, COVID, and Flu Cases Rise — Eat This Not That

We’re in the middle of a possible “tripledemic,” as RSV, the flu and COVID cases are rising sharply in America. “COVID-19 may have lost its daily news headline status, but the disease rages on with 2700 weekly deaths in the U.S. and millions of Americans chronically disabled from long-COVID, 4 million of which are being … Read more

If You Feel These Symptoms, You May Have Already Had COVID, Say Physicians After Reviewing New Data — Eat This Not That

Long COVID not only causes lingering symptoms from the initial infection with many people, but it can be deadly too.  According to a new analysis of death certificates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, long Covid has caused or contributed to at least 3,500 deaths in the United States. “It’s not one of … Read more

Doctors Warn of These COVID Symptoms, as US Imposes COVID Testing for Visitors From China — Eat This Not That

China has lifted its “zero COVID” policy and restrictions, and as a result, countries remain on guard as an influx of Chinese visitors may lead to COVID spread. The CDC announced yesterday that “it will implement a requirement for a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery for air passengers boarding flights to the United … Read more

COVID is Surging Again and Here are the Symptoms Being Reported — Eat This Not That

COVID-19 cases are surging in China as the country stops its “zero COVID” policy, and health officials are deeply concerned about new variants and mutations spreading to other countries. “First and foremost, any time there is death and illness anywhere around the world, we want to see a situation like that come to an end,” … Read more

A “Tripledemic” is Leaving Many Sick for Weeks and Months. Here’s How to Tell if You Have a Cold, Flu, COVID, RSV or Strep. — Eat This Not That

Is it cold, flu, RSV, strep, or COVID? Thanks to years of sheltering in place, the public—and especially children—are far more susceptible to severe illness if they do catch anything. And the chances of catching something are pretty high right now, experts warn, with so many viruses circulating. “You can get really sick, perhaps more … Read more

“People Should Certainly be Taking This Seriously” — Eat This Not That

Flu season continues to dominate national headlines as cases rise and hospitals are overcrowded. States across the country are experiencing a major uptick in people catching the flu and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “So far this season, there have been at least 13 million illnesses, 120,000 hospitalizations, and 7,300 deaths … Read more