After a COVID skeptic falls to the disease, people ask an awkward question: Should we care?

A reader wrote in with a blunt and honest comment that I want to share, because it alludes to a shift that’s taking place in society as we struggle to deal with this latest surge of the pandemic.

“I realized this pandemic is changing me, and not for the better,” the reader wrote. “It’s making me a colder and more callous person.”

She went on to describe a growing phenomenon. Which is that when people die of COVID-19 now, and inevitably it turns out they were unvaccinated or even had views that were hostile to the public health effort, “what

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COVID long-haulers may be at risk for severe kidney disease

COVID-19 long-haulers—even those who experienced mild cases—are at significantly increased risk for substantial declines in kidney function, such as organ damage and chronic and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), according to a study today in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Long COVID-19 consists of lung and other organ dysfunction and symptoms for months after recovery from the initial infection.

Researchers at the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System and Washington University analyzed federal health data to gauge the risk of kidney dysfunction and disease, one of the top causes of death in the United States. Because

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As mysterious disease kills Florida’s reefs, a massive ‘Noah’s Ark’ effort tries to save them


The Florida Coral Reef Rescue Center in Orlando preserves hundreds of specimens that researchers hope will serve as sort of a seed bank for future restoration. Special lighting gives the room a bluish hue and is designed to mimic the marine environment.

In 2014, a mysterious coral disease known as Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease was first identified off Miami. In the years since, it has raged like an underwater wildfire, becoming what some scientists call the worst marine epidemic they have ever witnessed.

Stony coral disease has scorched the already struggling reefs of South Florida and caused

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Congressman Hal Rogers; Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Mark Dougherty

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – On the latest episode of Kentucky Newsmakers, WKYT’s Bill Bryant talks with Congressman Hal Rogers and infectious disease specialist Dr. Mark Dougherty.

Congressman Hal Rogers is making Kentucky history as the state’s longest serving member of Congress ever. He’s eclipsed William Natcher’s tenure, which lasted from 1953 until Natcher’s death in 1994.

Rogers was first elected in 1980 after emerging from a crowded Republican primary and never looked back, winning 21 terms.

Rogers went to work on flood control projects early on, started an environmental effort called Pride, and later Operation Unite, which tries to deal

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Covid treatment improving as doctors learn to fight the disease and access new drugs | Coronavirus

Australia’s treatment of Covid-19 patients has improved with doctors claiming new drug options and increased experience with the virus may help ease the burden on hospitals.

In August, Australia’s drug regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, approved a novel antibody treatment called sotrovimab. The drug will prevent those most at risk from developing severe disease.

Director of infectious diseases at Mater Health Services, Prof Paul Griffin, said it is the first treatment for people that have mild Covid, with other treatments to date focused on those with critical disease in hospital.

“Sotrovimab is an antibody treatment, and one that’s been shown

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Kidney disease twice as likely to develop in COVID survivors

Researchers have identified a new long-haul COVID-19 symptom that’s silent yet deadly.

Kidney disease is twice as likely to develop in COVID-19 survivors, according to the findings published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

A team of researchers tracked nearly 90,000 people treated for COVID-19 at VA hospitals and compared this data with nearly 2 million people who have never been infected with COVID-19.

Survivors were more likely to have an acute kidney injury, a decline in kidney function, and end-stage kidney disease, which is irreversible. Those can also lead to other issues.

“It has downstream

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COVID long-haulers at higher risk of disease, damage to kidneys – study

COVID-19 long-haulers are more likely to lose function in their kidneys due to damage or disease in the area, according to a study published on Wednesday in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

This also includes long-haulers with mild cases of the virus.

The researchers, based at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, concluded that survivors of the coronavirus have a higher risk of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and that survivors have an “increased risk of kidney outcomes in the post-acute phase of the disease.”

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why disease is rampant in country

David Adachi, a farmer and resident of Amachi-Igwebuike village, Agba, in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, lost his father, mother and brother to cholera within a few hours.

The 50-year-old man watched helplessly as six members of the family started stooling and vomiting in the dead of the night.

According to him, the family had eaten a dinner of rice and stew before going to bed on the night of July 6.

“At midnight, my parents complained of stomach ache, then my elder brother, his two daughters and wife also woke up writhing in pain as their stomachs

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Scientists examine how a Parkinson’s disease-linked protein attacks a cell’s powerhouses – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff

Inside cells, organelles called mitochondria carry out a medley of vital tasks. These structures generate energy and help keep the cells’ interior environment in a state of healthy equilibrium, among other functions.

Now, scientists show how a protein associated with Parkinson’s disease can damage these cellular powerhouses.

The findings come from experiments in which fruit fly larvae were genetically engineered to produce unusually high amounts of the protein, called alpha-synuclein.

“When fruit fly larvae expressed alpha-synuclein at elevated levels similar to what is seen in Parkinson’s disease, many of the mitochondria we observed became unhealthy, and many became fragmented. Through

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Minnesota DNR releases details on mandatory testing in chronic wasting disease zones this season

During the opening weekends of both firearms A and B seasons (Nov. 6-7 and Nov. 20-21, respectively), any deer 1 year or older that is harvested from a DPA in one of the CWD zones must be submitted for testing. The exceptions are DPAs 213 and 273, which are part of a risk-based surveillance program and will accept voluntary sample submissions until goal is reached.

Outside of opening weekend, voluntary submissions for deer harvested in any CWD management or control zone will be accepted at self-service stations throughout the hunting season, starting with the opening of archery season on Saturday,

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