Posts Tagged ‘covid19’

Testing Positive for the Coronavirus Overseas: What You Need to Know – The New York Times

May 13, 2022

To enter the United States, all air passengers age 2 and older must have a negative coronavirus test taken within one day of departure…. The accepted PCR and viral tests are available at many hotels, airports, health clinics and local pharmacies overseas. Certain antigen or nucleic acid amplification self-tests like BinaxNOW and Ellume…are also accepted. These require you to connect to a telehealth service by video, so that you can be supervised by a medical practitioner while you take the test….
There are no testing requirements for travelers entering the United States through land or ferry ports of entry.

What It Means for a Pandemic Like Covid to Become ‘Endemic’ – The New York Times

April 29, 2022

Wish you could somehow show (perhaps just schematically) the relative y-axis scale in your “3-yellow & 1-red squiggles” figure

14virus-brief-breath-sample – The New York Times

April 23, 2022

The F.D.A. authorizes the first coronavirus breath test.

Commit to transparent COVID data until the WHO declares the pandemic is over

April 14, 2022

Liked the line: “A simple text file would do.” People should be more aware of how useful the most basic of formats is!

Why is the UK seeing near-record Covid cases? We still believe the three big myths about Omicron | Christina Pagel | The Guardian

April 3, 2022

Mark D. Levine on Twitter: “Not enough people know: NYC is now offering *free, same-day home delivery* of paxlovid (new, effective anti-viral pill). If you test pos, especially if you’re hi-risk, ask your doc about this treatment. If you don’t have a doc call 212-COVID19. And for now we have good supply.” / Twitter

March 26, 2022

Does Part of Putin’s Wartime Mindset Reflect Pandemic Isolation? – The New York Times

March 6, 2022
Now Mr. Putin has in-person visitors — including the Israeli prime minister, Naftali Bennett, who met with Mr. Putin for about three hours on Saturday. (Mr. Putin’s residence and the Kremlin are outfitted with disinfectant tunnels that all visitors must pass through.)

Some of the world leaders who have met with Mr. Putin in recent diplomatic overtures were seated 20 feet from him at a behemoth of a table, having refused to submit to Russian P.C.R. tests that would make their DNA available to the Russians. Otherwise, people who meet him face-to-face generally have spent as long as two weeks in quarantine first.

Mr. Putin’s extreme caution reflects not only his age — he is 69, putting him at relatively high risk of severe illness from the coronavirus — but also what critics describe as paranoia honed during his former career as a K.G.B. spy.

What Will the Next Variant Look Like After Omicron? – The Atlantic

February 5, 2022

The pandemic’s true death toll: millions more than official counts

February 5, 2022

Opinion | What We Know About Covid-19, the Flu and the Air We Breathe – The New York Times

January 30, 2022

opening windows, running fans; applicable to the flu too!