Minnesota is at the northwestern edge of skunk cabbage range, and it grows only in moist swampy lowlands, the kind of places where the coldest and densest air of the night settles out and intensifies its chill.
It goes by a number of different names: long COVID, long-haul COVID or, per the CDC, “Post-COVID conditions.” Whatever you call it, it’s bad news.
New guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force are once again taking an axe to the often-heard health axiom: “An aspirin a day keeps the doctor away.”
Prior claims of vaccine efficacy came from the pre-delta era. When delta rode into town in late May, everything changed. So we need to change.
For Tim Madigan, the journey began in 2000 when he was writing for the Fort-Worth Star Telegram. He traveled to Tulsa to write a piece for the paper, work that would lead to his 2001 book “The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.”
Think of it like the Grammys, except there are no acceptance speeches, bold fashion statements, or entertainment — unless you find research statistics to be entertaining.
We all have choices to make about how we live our lives, and how healthy we are. But let’s agree that no one deserves to get COVID.
It wasn’t fringy conspiracy theory bloggers who were sounding the pandemic alarm. It was some of the best and brightest people on the planet, including Bill Gates.
If it doesn’t make sense to you that a person can have enough virus in his or her body to be able to spread the infection, but not enough to feel ill, you’re not alone. It doesn’t make sense, but there is an explanation.
Viruses are complicated, and epidemics even more so, but if you understand the basics of how a virus works and spreads, the more complicated details will make sense.
Let’s use some of what we’ve learned in the last century to foil both the plot and the props.
Exserohilum rostratum is the scary character responsible for the multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis cases linked to tainted steroid preparations.