Tag Archives: Covid

Over half of Covid hospitalisations only tested positive AFTER admission

Fury over ‘misleading’ Covid hospital figures as it’s revealed half of patients only test positive AFTER admission for another illness — but NHS bosses say they’re ‘as busy now as they were in January’ Just 44% of Covid patients tested positive for the virus before going to hospital Experts said the figures are ‘misleading’ and… Read More »

The Delta curve ball: How worried should Canada be about the COVID variant?

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada ‘This virus spreads so fast, and is so contagious that, if 20 per cent of the population is not vaccinated, that will be more then enough to keep this thing going’ Author of the article: Sharon Kirkey Publishing date: Jul 17, 2021  •  2 days ago  •  5 minute read… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says U.S. is ‘vastly underestimating’ level of Covid delta spread

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he believes the U.S. is significantly undercounting the number of Covid delta infections, making it difficult to know whether the highly transmissible strain is causing higher-than-expected hospitalization and death rates. “We don’t know what the denominator is right now,” Gottlieb said in an interview on “Squawk Box.” “I… Read More »

Gene related to where a person lives ‘could prevent severe reaction to Covid’

Have you ever wondered why some people who catch Covid only have a mild illness, while others become seriously ill? Well, a scientific and medical team at Newcastle University have shown that a particular gene, called HLA-DRB1*04:01, is found three times more often in people who are asymptomatic, suggesting this gene confers some level of… Read More »