Tag Archives: COVID19

Teen COVID-19 patient on ventilator entering ‘recovery stage,’ doctor says

A doctor helping to care for a Florida teen who has been in a coma while battling COVID-19 said she is entering the recovery stage, bringing hope to her devastated relatives.  “It’s very encouraging,” Dr. Jennifer Davis, who is helping to care for 15-year-old Paulina Velasquez at Broward Health Main Campus, told Local10.com. “Probably the… Read More »

Lockdowns may not be effective at stopping the spread of COVID-19

As the delta variant of the coronavirus spreads through the United States, the possibility of lockdowns is looming. On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, hinted that lockdowns might return if more people don’t get vaccinated. “These shots need to get in everybody’s arms as rapidly as possible, or we’re going… Read More »

Multiple African countries improved access to HIV treatment during COVID-19 pandemic

Fewer people living with HIV in six sub-Saharan African countries experienced interruptions to their HIV treatment during and after COVID-19-related lockdowns than before the pandemic hit, according to a PEPFAR study presented to the 11th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021) today. Early modelling of the impact of COVID-19 predicted that people… Read More »

Two different assessments of COVID-19 pandemic news coverage

June 24, 2021 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview. He has covered health care news almost exclusively since 1973. Here is his online bio.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer or as @HealthNewsRevu. Two new journalistic analyses of 2020-2021 pandemic news coverage were released this week.  I was interviewed in each of them. Science… Read More »