White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci tells ‘Fox News Sunday’ Americans need to continue to ‘keep guard up’ and not be ‘complacent’ during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Every day, more and more Americans are identifying as “long haulers,” or suffering from post-acute COVID syndrome. This group of people fail to fully recover from their initial COVID-19 infection, and suffer from symptoms for months and months on end. Strangely enough, many of their initial infections were mild to moderate, with some not even knowing they had COVID in the first place. Earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, outlined all the most common symptoms that long haulers experience, outlined some of the most common symptoms of long hauler syndrome during a discussion sponsored by Columbia University. Read on to learn more about it, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 You May Have Severe Fatigue Dr. Fauci revealed that serious exhaustion is one of the top complaints of long haulers. “We have been investigating and learning more and more about an interesting COVID-19 post COVID 19 syndrome of individuals who recover from clinically recognizable disease who go on to have variable periods from weeks to months and possibly longer of lingering symptoms,” he explained, naming fatigue as one of the most common initial indicators of an initial infection. However, while many people get their energy back, a good portion of long haulers do not. 2 You May Have Shortness of Breath Shortness of breath is another initial COVID symptom that is all too common, and one that can plague long haulers for months. "We know that COVID-19 attacks the lungs, causing inflammation. This may leave survivors with persistent shortness of breath," Hackensack Meridian Health reported. 3 You May Have Weakness Body aches and pains as well as weakness or numbness in limbs is another common sign of long hauler syndrome, per Dr. Fauci. RELATED: 7 Tips You Must Follow to Avoid COVID, Say Doctors 4 You May Have Dysautonomia Dr. Fauci also revealed that dysautonomia, "a dysfunction of the nerves that regulate involuntary body functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and sweating," per the Mayo Clinic, is also a sign of long hauler syndrome. 5 You May Have Brain Fog Brain fog, “or an inability to concentrate or focus,” is another debilitating complaint of long haulers, per Dr. Fauci. During a previous interview he referred to the term as "a nonmedical way of describing a lack of ability to concentrate or to focus." Another great explanation of brain fog was offered by Aluko Hope, a critical care specialist at Montefiore Hospital in New York City, who revealed to Wired that many of his patients experienced memory problems, with approximately one-third forgetting details such as a telephone number, where their keys are, or the basic rules of traffic. If you experience any of these symptoms, be sure to contact your medical professional, and to avoid getting COVID-19, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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The first big real-world study of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be independently reviewed shows the shot is highly effective at preventing COVID-19, in a potentially landmark moment for countries desperate to end lockdowns and reopen economies. Up until now, most data on the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines has come under controlled conditions in clinical trials, leaving an element of uncertainty over how results would translate into the real world with its unpredictable variables. The research in Israel - two months into one of the world's fastest rollouts, providing a rich source of data - showed two doses of the Pfizer shot cut symptomatic COVID-19 cases by 94% across all age groups, and severe illnesses by nearly as much.
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Mitch McConnell: Nancy Pelosi's plan for investigating the Capitol attack is a 'bizarre partisan concept'
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’s concerned Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to establish a commission to probe the assault on the U.S. Capitol would be overly “partisan.”
People are digging up past anecdotes from John Mayer's exes after he praised the 'Framing Britney Spears' documentary
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Thai authorities are preparing a plan to ease restrictions for travellers vaccinated against the coronavirus, senior officials said on Wednesday, as the country looks to revive a tourism industry battered by travel curbs. Measures for vaccinated visitors would be introduced step-by-step and could include shortening the mandatory quarantine for all arrivals from two weeks to three days for those vaccinated, or waiving it entirely, Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor (TAT) Yuthasak Supasorn said. The tourism ministry has also requested 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for tourism workers in Chon Buri, Krabi, Phang Nga, Chiang Mai and Phuket.
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A federal judge on Tuesday indefinitely banned the Biden administration from enforcing a 100-day pause on deportations of most illegal immigrants in response to a lawsuit from Texas, which argued that the moratorium violated federal law and could saddle the state with additional costs. U.S. district judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday, dealing a blow to President Biden’s efforts to follow through on his campaign promise to pause most deportations. The pause would not have applied to those who have engaged in terrorism or espionage or who pose a danger to national security. It would also have excluded those who were not present in the U.S. before November 1, 2020, those who agreed to waive the right to remain, and those whom the ICE director individually determined need to be removed by law. Tipton first ruled on January 26 that the pause violated federal law on administrative procedure and that the U.S. failed to show why a deportation pause was justified. He issued a temporary two-week restraining order, which was set to expire Tuesday. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton argued that Biden’s January 20 memorandum violated federal law and an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security that Texas be consulted before reducing immigration enforcement or pausing deportations. As part of the agreement, DHS must give Texas 180 days notice of any proposed change on any matter that would reduce enforcement or increase the number of “removable or inadmissible aliens” in the United States. However, the ruling does not require deportations to resume at their previous pace and immigration agencies have broad discretion in enforcing removals and processing cases. In the wake of the first ruling, authorities deported hundreds of people to Central America and 15 people to Jamaica. The administration has also continued deportations that began under the Trump administration due to a public-health law in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Italy on Wednesday pressed the United Nations for answers about the attack on a U.N. food aid convoy in Congo that left a young ambassador and his paramilitary police bodyguard dead. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio told lawmakers in Rome that Italy has asked both the U.N. and the U.N. World Food Program to open an investigation into the security arrangements for convoy, which was attacked two days earlier. The minister said Italy also will spare no effort to determine the truth behind the killing of Ambassador Luca Attanasio and Carabiniere paramilitary officer Vittorio Iacovacci.
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A judge dismissed claims by a Capitol riot suspect that he shouldn't be held responsible because Trump put him up to it
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When “WandaVision” wraps its initial run next month on the Disney+ streaming service, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda will make her next appearance in the big-screen “Doctor Strange” sequel. It’s storytelling that determines how and when characters from the Marvel Comics universe hopscotch between TV and movies, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said Wednesday. “All of the crossover between series, between films, will always vary based on the story,” Feige said.
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"I don't believe [Trump] should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country," Cheney said.
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President Joe Biden's pick to be the top U.S. trade envoy is promising to work with America's allies to combat China's aggressive trade policies, indicating a break from the Trump administration's go-it-alone approach. Fluent in Mandarin, Tai served several years as head of China enforcement at the trade representative's office.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex say they will continue to support their royal patronages despite not being allowed to do so as royals.
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A preliminary study from Israel suggests people vaccinated against COVID-19 have lower viral loads, which are linked to less spread of the virus.
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Donald Trump has fought hard to keep his personal tax returns, and the Trump Organization's a secret. The Supreme Court just let prosecutors get them.
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Marvel Studios president hints 'we probably could' see characters like Jessica Jones again 'someday' in the MCU
"I'm not exactly sure...but perhaps someday," Kevin Feige said of the possibility that Netflix or ABC characters would enter the MCU.
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