Young people should get vaccinated to avoid the long-term consequences of Covid, the director of the National Institutes of Health said Wednesday. Long-lasting symptoms can develop in people who have even mild cases of Covid A study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last summer showed that among to year-olds, 1 in 5 who tested positive for Covid had not fully recovered within three weeks. The NIH also expects to continue following patients who were part of clinical trials during their acute phase of Covid to see if they develop long Covid.
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That uncertainty leaves a door open for unsubstantiated, and sometimes controversial, theories. The latest figure to perpetuate one of these unlikely ideas: Robert Redfield, who served as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under Donald Trump. Redfield told CNN in an interview clip that aired Friday that he believes the virus "escaped" from a laboratory in Wuhan. Other members of the Trump administration also pushed this theory last year.
A new World Health Organization report, set to be released on Tuesday, lists the coronavirus' possible origin scenarios in order of their likelihood. According to the the Associated Press , which obtained a draft copy of the report, the most likely option is that the coronavirus jumped from bats to people via an intermediary animal host, perhaps at a wildlife farm in China. Next on the likelihood ranking is the possibility that the virus jumped directly from bats to people. The report is the product of a month-long investigation by an international team that was sent to Wuhan, China, in January to investigate how the virus got into the human population, and from where. The effort, however, yielded few definitive answers.
More than years after the Spanish influenza pandemic, type A influenza virus not only poses one of the largest threats to the modern world, but the risk of spill-over of avian influenza from poultry to humans is growing. However, this horrific experience only sparked her interest in science, leading to a microbiology degree from Northwestern University, and a career as a biology teacher. Her story highlights the importance of a community effort to limit the spread of a disease; however, that may not be enough. The Spanish influenza pandemic has become one of the most notorious demonstrations of the risk of an outbreak.