2023-10-03 General

Long COVID Huge news! — if it pans out. This paper from USA found that a protein called WASF3 f’s with mitochondria, and that it was elevated in people with ME/CFS. (Here’s a lay article explaining/describing the paper.) The authors also made mice with excess WASF3, and found the mice acted fatigued. This might be… Continue reading 2023-10-03 General

2023-09-15 BC

I really don’t have much for y’all today. There’s not much BC-specific news this week. Wastewater The wastewater levels seem to have plateaued for no reason that I can think of. Maybe because kids are in school? (<- That’s a joke.)

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2023-09-15 General

This week, there have been a TON of articles with “What you need to know” in the headline. “What you need to know about the fall vaccines”, “What you need to know about BA.2.86”, “What you need to know about COVID this fall”, “What you need to know about COVID rapid tests heading into the… Continue reading 2023-09-15 General

2023-09-08 General

Long COVID This paper from USA looked at Long COVID in US veterans over two years. It found: Note, however, that this study did not look at the risk of diagnoses of other illnesses, e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular incidents, neurological impairments, etc. which other studies have found. Also, this study was done on US veterans, an… Continue reading 2023-09-08 General

2023-09-08 BC

COVID-19 cases are increasing, by pretty much every measure. Statistics As of Sept 7, the BC CDC situation report says that in the week ending on 2 Sept there were: +447 reported cases, +119 hospital admissions, +17 ICU admissions, +12 thirty-day all-cause deaths*. In the week ending 26 Aug, there were: +366 reported cases, +136… Continue reading 2023-09-08 BC

2023-08-16 General

Okay, I’m done with the things I was super busy with, but I’m still catching up. I’m hoping to pump out several posts in the next week or two. Unexpected Side-effects This paper reports that fertility in the US went up after the first year of the pandemic, the first time births per capita went… Continue reading 2023-08-16 General

2023-08-04 BC

This is going to be brief because I’m still superbusy. (There’s no accompanying General post today, sorry.) Vaccinations This article reports that Canada is still in the approval process for the fall booster update vax. I assume we’ll get the same shots as the US gets, which this article says are going to be monovalent… Continue reading 2023-08-04 BC

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2023-07-07 BC

This is another brief update due to being ultrabusy right now. Hopefully these will be more complete in August. The news is actually good for a change! Pretty much every statistic makes it look like summer 2021. Now, there’s less testing, so take that with a grain of salt, but it’s clearly better now than… Continue reading 2023-07-07 BC

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2023-07-07 General

This is going to be a relatively short update (given the time since the last update) because I’m still super-busy. I should have more time in August. Vaccines This paper from USA found that the first menstrual cycle after a COVID-19 vaccination was about a day longer than normal, but nothing else about the cycle… Continue reading 2023-07-07 General

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2023-06-19 BC

Editor’s note: I haven’t posted frequently in the past eight weeks because I have been super-busy. That will probably continue through the end of July; it hopefully will ease up a bit in August. All the indicators say that the incidence of COVID-19 is going down. It’s not clear how trustworthy these indicators are, but… Continue reading 2023-06-19 BC

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