Quick Hits: Covid Edition
- Via the NYT: ‘This Is Really Scary’: Kids Struggle With Long Covid. This story is downright frightening and maddening when we think about the lack of seriousness being show by many national leaders on this subject.
Studies estimate long Covid may affect between 10 percent and 30 percent of adults infected with the coronavirus. Estimates from the handful of studies of children so far range widely. At an April congressional hearing, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, cited one study suggesting that between 11 percent and 15 percent of infected youths might “end up with this long-term consequence, which can be pretty devastating in terms of things like school performance.”
- In case you were wondering about the efficacy of horse dewormers on Covid, the LAT reports: Column: Major study of Ivermectin, the anti-vaccine crowd’s latest COVID drug, finds ‘no effect whatsoever’
- Three realted stories
- Via Morning Edition today: 90% Of Florida’s Intensive Care Beds Are Taken As COVID-19 Spreads
- Via the NYT: Texas Hospitals Are Already Overloaded. Doctors Are ‘Frightened by What Is Coming.’
- Via the Biloxi Sun-Herald: New daily COVID case report breaks history in Mississippi, with all ICU beds full in state (and even more dramatically via the Mississippie Free Press: Mississippi’s Hospital System Could ‘Fail’ In 10 Days, UMMC Warns As Feds Rush In).
- Plus, The Atlantic: Greg Abbott Surrenders to the Coronavirus