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Some COVID patients won’t recover senses of taste, smell, study finds

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A recent study out of Italy found that 10 percent of those who lost their smell and taste due to COVID-19 saw their symptoms worsen or stay the same over the course of the infection.

The remaining 90 percent who lost their sense of smell or taste while infected with coronavirus saw their condition improve or they recovered within a month, according to the BBC.

Forty-nine percent of patients reportedly regained their sense of smell or taste in full, while 40 percent claimed to have experienced mild improvements.

Loss of taste and smell were not originally listed as potential symptoms of COVID-19 when the pandemic first broke, but they’ve since been accepted as major warning signs of a possible infection.

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The study, published in the JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Journal, consisted of an international team of researchers who polled 187 Italians about their experiences with the virus. The patients surveyed were positive for coronavirus but not sick enough to require hospitalization, the BBC reported.

There were 113 patients who said their sense of smell and/or taste had changed, while 55 claimed to have fully recovered. There were also 46 participants who reported overall improvements and 12 patients who said their symptoms were unchanged or worse.

One of the researchers and president of the British Rhinological Society, Professor Claire Hopkins, said COVID studies are beginning to focus on the long-term effects of coronavirus and what lingering symptoms survivors can expect.

“Data from other viral illnesses and some of the new data we are gathering, suggest the vast majority of people will get better but for some, recovery will be slow,” she told the BBC. “For people who recover more quickly it is likely the virus has only affected the cells lining their nose.”

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Hopkins added, “For people who recover more slowly it may be that the virus has affected the nerves involved in smell, too. It can take longer for these nerve cells to repair and regenerate.”

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Some COVID patients won’t recover senses of taste, smell, study finds

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A recent study out of Italy found that 10 percent of those who lost their smell and taste due to COVID-19 saw their symptoms worsen or stay the same over the course of the infection.

The remaining 90 percent who lost their sense of smell or taste while infected with coronavirus saw their condition improve or they recovered within a month, according to the BBC.

Forty-nine percent of patients reportedly regained their sense of smell or taste in full, while 40 percent claimed to have experienced mild improvements.

Loss of taste and smell were not originally listed as potential symptoms of COVID-19 when the pandemic first broke, but they’ve since been accepted as major warning signs of a possible infection.

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The study, published in the JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Journal, consisted of an international team of researchers who polled 187 Italians about their experiences with the virus. The patients surveyed were positive for coronavirus but not sick enough to require hospitalization, the BBC reported.

There were 113 patients who said their sense of smell and/or taste had changed, while 55 claimed to have fully recovered. There were also 46 participants who reported overall improvements and 12 patients who said their symptoms were unchanged or worse.

One of the researchers and president of the British Rhinological Society, Professor Claire Hopkins, said COVID studies are beginning to focus on the long-term effects of coronavirus and what lingering symptoms survivors can expect.

“Data from other viral illnesses and some of the new data we are gathering, suggest the vast majority of people will get better but for some, recovery will be slow,” she told the BBC. “For people who recover more quickly it is likely the virus has only affected the cells lining their nose.”

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Hopkins added, “For people who recover more slowly it may be that the virus has affected the nerves involved in smell, too. It can take longer for these nerve cells to repair and regenerate.”

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With childrens’ vaccinations down amid coronavirus, doctors get creative

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Pediatricians across the country have said they’re worried about the potential for new outbreaks of diseases that had been eradicated years ago, because children are getting fewer vaccines overall, according to recent data.

The number of non-flu vaccines ordered for children is at least 2.5 million doses lower than the same time last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Doctors in all 50 states have seen a steep drop in the number of kids coming in for routine visits, and it has resulted in children forgoing their routine vaccinations and boosters. “The first fall was when the first case of COVID was identified in Washington,” Dr. Jose Romero, the chief medical officer of the Arkansas Department of Health, said. “There’s been a significant fall following the declaration of a national emergency.”

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Many parents said they didn’t feel safe bringing their healthy kids to the doctor and risk them contracting COVID-19. “People voted with their feet and didn’t come,” Dr. Eileen Costello, the chief of ambulatory pediatrics at Boston Medical, said. “We were seeing only about 10 percent of our usual volume of kids.”

“We serve a population that has been disproportionately impacted by this illness,” Costello added. “I think that made us especially worried that people were not going to want to come to the hospital with their kids to protect them against an illness that could have more devastating outcomes than COVID-19 for a child.”

To combat the decline in vaccinations, local pediatricians around the country have been coming up with creative ways to get kids protected.

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Boston Medical is one of those hospitals, rolling out what it called “Plan B.” The hospital partnered with Brewster Ambulance Service and borrowed one of its vehicles. Nurses started calling patients and mapping out routes for the doctors to administer vaccines on children’s driveways. So far, the program has helped get more than 250 kids vaccinated.

Other states have opted to try drive-up or curbside doctor visits; some states were encouraging parents to get vaccinations from pharmacists at their local drugstores. Arkansas Children’s Hospital opened a drive-thru vaccine station in April to make sure its established primary care patients had an easy opportunity. Hospital officials reported that parents have had great things to say about it. Other physicians were choosing to see sick patients in the morning and healthy children in the afternoon.

Romero is also the chief of pediatric infectious disease at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He said the biggest concern for health officials has been a potential outbreak of non-COVID-related viruses.

“If you don’t have enough people, enough children immunized in a community, you can start up with an outbreak like we see in other states in the past,” Romero said. “If we start to lose that buffer zone that we have with lots of children immunized, we’re going to start to see diseases that in my career have been eradicated.”

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Romero said his most important message to parents was that it’s safe to go get vaccinated.

“It is safe to go to the hospital,” Romero said, “to your doctors’ offices.”

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Most states see coronavirus spikes as July 4 holiday weekend approaches

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Coronavirus infections rose in 40 out of 50 states heading into what will be a very different July Fourth weekend, as the virus continues to make a resurgence following weeks of nationwide containment measures that have been re-imposed in many areas amid the upswing.

In four states where outbreaks are the most severe —  Arizona, California, Florida and Texas —  more than 25,000 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Thursday. Texas Gov, Greg Abbott, a Republican, ordered the wearing of masks in counties with 20 or more positive coronavirus cases.

He began one of the most aggressive reopening campaigns in May and COVID-19 hospitalizations have quadrupled in the Lone Star State since.

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“We are now at a point where the virus is spreading so fast, there is little margin for error,” Abbott said. “I know that wearing a face covering is not the convenient thing to do, but I also know that wearing a face covering will help us to keep Texas open for business. And it will help Texans earn the paycheck they need.”

Florida confirmed more than 10,000 new cases Thursday and 325 new hospitalizations in a 24-hour period. Nationwide, the United States reported 51,200 new cases, a doubling of the daily total over the past month.

Nebraska and South Dakota are the only two states outside the Northeast to see a downward trend. Several Northeastern states have seen new infections decline, including New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey. Officials in Colorado are watching nearby states where infections have increased.

Over the past two weeks, positive test results have doubled in Georgia, Kansas, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina and Ohio, while tripling in Nevada. In Texas, the positivity rate soared from 8 percent to 14.5 percent in the same time period.

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The uptick has been blamed on many Americans not wearing masks and ignoring social distancing guidelines as governments lifted unprecedented lockdown measures over the past few weeks and slowly began reopening their economies.

In an effort to prevent the further spread of the virus, governments in California and Florida have opted to close beaches during the holiday weekend, along with that of several business sectors.

On Wednesday, President Trump took an optimistic tone, telling Fox Business’ Blake Burman he was confident the virus would soon “disappear.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Georgia’s coronavirus cases hit daily record, officials say

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Georgia has confirmed nearly 3,500 new cases of the novel coronavirus to its official figures, the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began, authorities said Thursday.

Georgia has seen a sharp increase in confirmed cases as well as people hospitalized in recent weeks.

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed nearly 88,000 total cases of the virus. At least 2,849 people in Georgia have died.

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On Thursday, there were 1,649 people hospitalized with the virus in Georgia – up from 1,135 a week earlier.

“We are in exponential growth with rapidly rising infections,” Dr. Carlos del Rio, an infectious disease expert at Emory University, tweeted Thursday.

“I am very concerned of our trajectory as we head into the 4th of July weekend,” del Rio said as he urged people to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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While on his “Wear a Mask” tour, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp appeared in a video Thursday with U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams.

“If you want some college football this fall and other sports, wear your mask for the next few weeks. Let’s flatten the curve and drive the numbers down. God bless!” Kemp says in the video.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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California should double its coronavirus testing to control outbreak, Harvard scientists say

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California must double the number of tests in order to contain its recent surge of coronavirus cases, Harvard University recently said.

In a report from the Harvard Global Health Institute, scientists explained the differences between mitigation and suppression in relation to COVID-19.

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“Currently, a lot of states are essentially aiming for mitigation level testing: The focus is on reducing the spread of the virus through broad testing of symptomatic people, tracing and testing a recommended 10 contacts per new case and isolating positive contacts, and social distancing, mask wearing or stay-at-home orders as necessary,” they wrote.

However, they warned, “There is a challenge with this approach: As states open up, mitigation level testing is often not sufficient to prevent new outbreaks.”

Suppression level testing, meanwhile, “allows a state or community to quickly find and isolate new cases before they lead to a wider outbreak, with an aim of keeping new case levels at or near zero,” they noted.

On average, California conducts about 85,000 tests each day. To mitigate the virus’s spread, the state should up that number to 223,000 per day, according to estimates from the Harvard Global Health Institute, as cited by The San Francisco Chronicle. To suppress the virus, the state should conduct 825,000 tests per day, according to the newspaper.

The estimates come as California recorded its highest daily coronavirus count for the third time in just over a week on Monday, with 8,000 infections while also surpassing 6,000 deaths.

The uptick comes as the virus continues to make a resurgence after months of unprecedented orders to combat its spread. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that hospitalizations have increased 43 percent over a two-week period, and patients admitted to intensive care units increased 37 percent during the same time period.

The COVID-19 positivity rate increased to nearly 6 percent, he added.

“California is a good cautionary tale,” Dr. Thomas Tsai, a surgeon and health policy expert at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told The San Francisco Chronicle.

“It shows you that even in a state that has done well, how important it is to stay vigilant because the pot is always on the verge of boiling over. If you are only keeping up with the bare minimum of testing all you are doing is barely keeping the lid on the pot,” he added.

Tsai noted that the recommended testing levels could decrease should wearing masks and social distancing prove effective in decreasing cases.

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It’s not yet clear if state officials will increase testing levels to those recommended by the Harvard scientists. A spokesperson for the California Department of Health did not immediately return Fox News’s request for comment.

To date, California has reported more than 230,000 cases of the coronavirus and more than 6,000 virus-linked deaths, per official estimates.

Fox News’s Louis Casiano contributed to this report. 

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Bandana is least effective face mask material, study finds

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Face mask material has a “notable impact” in stopping expelled respiratory droplets, one study recently found. Single-layer bandana-style masks offer the worst stopping-capability compared to other materials, researchers said.

The team from Florida Atlantic University explored the effectiveness of various materials in stopping propelled droplets through visualization experiments. Researchers used a manual pump and a mannequin to emulate coughs or sneezes.

Their findings were published on June 30 in Physics of Fluids.

The rationale behind face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic is to reduce the risk of cross-infection by respiratory droplets from infected to healthy individuals. Coughing, sneezing, talking and even breathing emits respiratory droplets that can land on healthy people and lead to illness via the respiratory tract.

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Researchers found that unobstructed, expelled droplets consistently traveled up to 12 feet,  which is double the current social distancing guidelines. A large majority of droplets fell to the ground by this point, however.

Nevertheless, researchers advised updating the current social distancing guidelines.

Further, when the mannequin was fitted with a bandana, droplets traveled an average of 3 feet, 7 inches. Cotton folded handkerchiefs showed a bit more stopping-capability, with droplets traveling 1 feet, 3 inches.

For commercial masks, droplets traveled an average of 8 inches.

Most effective, however, were homemade stitched masks with multiple layers of quilting cotton. Droplets traveled about 2.5 inches on average.

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Researchers said “leakage” likely remains an issue for people who rely on loosely-fitting masks. Also, even in the most effective face masks, some droplets make their way past small gaps along the edges.

They said the visuals in the study will help further convey the rationale behind adhering to face mask recommendations and social distancing guidelines.

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Avoid using hand sanitizer before handling Fourth of July fireworks, officials warn

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It’s hard to imagine celebrating the Fourth of July without fireworks. But if you’ve become a routine hand sanitizer user amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, take heed: do not use it before handling fireworks, as the two pose a dangerous – and very flammable – combination.

“Keep in mind, if you are using consumer fireworks this year, DO NOT USE HAND SANITIZER AT THE SAME TIME! Wash your hands only with soap and water. Hand Sanitizer is flammable!” warned the City of Greensboro Fire Department in a recent Facebook post.

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Indeed, as many are aware, alcohol and fire are a dangerous duo. Dee Shelton, fire and life safety educator with the City of Greensboro Fire Department, told The News & Observer that those celebrating Independence Day should avoid using hand sanitizer not just prior to handling fireworks, but also while near any open flame, such as a grill or a campfire.

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“On average, 180 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July Fourth holiday,” states the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. (iStock)

“On average, 180 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday,” according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which noted that 57 percent of all firework-related injuries are for burns.

Last year alone, fireworks were involved in roughly 10,000 injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms across the country, with an estimated 58 percent of those being burns, according to the agency’s 2019 Fireworks Annual Report,

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“Burns were the most common injury to hands, fingers, arms, and legs,” the report said.

Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol is one of the three essential items the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends having on hand when venturing out.

Researchers in a recent study found that using hand sanitizer for at least 30 seconds can effectively deactivate the novel coronavirus.

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Coronavirus patient suffers 4-hour erection from blood clots

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A coronavirus patient in France suffered a four-hour erection due to a blood clot that may have been triggered by the illness, doctors have warned.

The 62-year-old man experienced the painful condition known as priapism while in the intensive care unit at a Le Chesnay hospital, according to a case report in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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Doctors initially applied an ice pack to the area, but after four hours his erection still had not disappeared.

Using a needle, they instead decided to drain the blood from his penis and discovered that it was full of blood clots, the report said.

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“Although the arguments supporting a causal link between COVID-19 and priapism are very strong in our case, reports of further cases would strengthen the evidence,” the report said. (iStock)

Doctors said blood clots are common among coronavirus patients, but his case was the first known of priapism, which is caused by blood trapped in the penis.

“The clinical and laboratory presentation in our patient strongly suggests priapism related to SARS-CoV-2 infection,” doctors wrote.

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But more research is needed into the link between the strange case of blood clotting and the virus, they said.

“Although the arguments supporting a causal link between COVID-19 and priapism are very strong in our case, reports of further cases would strengthen the evidence,” the report said.

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Does wearing a face mask pose any health risks?

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Does wearing a mask pose any health risks?

No, not for most people. Babies and toddlers should not wear masks because they could suffocate. The same goes for anyone who has trouble removing a mask without help.

Others can wear masks without risking their health, according to experts, despite false rumors to the contrary.

In areas where COVID-19 is spreading, health experts agree that wearing masks or other face coverings in public helps reduce the risk of spreading the virus when people can’t socially distance by staying 6 feet apart.

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The coronavirus mainly spreads through droplets that are emitted when people talk, laugh, sing, cough and sneeze. Masks lower the likelihood of those droplets reaching other people. Even if you don’t have symptoms, you could be carrying the virus and could spread it.

When it’s humid outside, it could feel like it’s harder to breathe if you’re not used to wearing a mask, said Benjamin Neuman, a professor of biology at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. But he said masks don’t meaningfully decrease oxygen in the body.

“The body is quite good at adjusting to keep oxygen levels where they need to be,” he said.

There’s also no evidence that the use of masks causes fungal or bacterial infections, according to Davidson Hamer, an infectious disease expert at Boston University. Disposable face masks are meant to be used once, then thrown in the garbage. With cloth masks, it’s a good idea to wash them regularly.

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Wearing a mask may be uncomfortable, but health officials say you should resist any urge to touch your face. That could bring germs from your hands into your nose, mouth or eyes.

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