Severe Covid infection doubles chances of dying in following year – study | Coronavirus

Patients who survive severe Covid are more than twice as likely to die over the following year than those who remain uninfected or experience milder virus symptoms, a study says.The research, published in Frontiers in Medicine, suggests that serious coronavirus infections may significantly damage long-term health, showing the importance of vaccination.The increased risk of dying … Read more

Reinfection from Covid-19 is rare, severe disease is even rarer, a study of people in Qatar finds

Reinfection from Covid-19 is rare, severe disease is even rarer, a study of people in Qatar finds

The study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that there were few confirmed reinfections among 353,326 people who got Covid-19 in Qatar, and the re-infections were rare and generally mild.The first wave of infections in Qatar struck between March and June of 2020. In the end about 40% of the population … Read more

Vaccines prevent severe COVID-19, even from Delta: study

Vaccines prevent severe COVID-19, even from Delta: study

A represnetative image.PARIS: Vaccination is highly effective at preventing severe cases of Covid-19, even against the Delta variant, a vast study in France has shown.The research published Monday — focusing on prevention of severe Covid and death, not infection — looked at 22 million people over 50 and found those who had received jabs were … Read more

Somalia opens first public oxygen plant to help treat COVID-19 amid severe shortage

Somalia opens first public oxygen plant to help treat COVID-19 amid severe shortage

MOGADISHU, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Somalia’s first public oxygen plant opened on Thursday, in a ray of hope for a country where a lifesaving treatment for the coronavirus has been largely unavailable to patients during the pandemic.Global demand for medical oxygen has surged with the COVID-19 pandemic, and many countries have experienced desperate shortages.This and … Read more