Long COVID: Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

Mild or moderate COVID-19 lasts about two weeks for most people. Some people experience lingering health problems even after the fever and cough go away. Long-term COVID can happen in people who have mild symptoms, although patients with more severe initial illness seem to be more likely to have it. It can take months for […]

How Much Rest Do You Really Need When You Get Covid-19?

Many people feel the urge to power through after testing positive for Covid-19. President Biden recently told Americans he was “getting a lot of work done” after testing positive and tweeted a photo of himself signing a bill at his desk. Doctors say it is important to rest, even for people with mild to moderate cases of […]

Millions still without sense of smell or taste after COVID-19

Some 27 million people worldwide are estimated to have suffered a long-lasting loss of smell or taste. Loss of smell was one of the most distinct markers of the COVID-19 pandemic. Losing smell has been linked to higher death rates in older adults. The coronavirus often causes swelling in the olfactory cleft, that is, the […]

Over 5,000 Louisiana COVID Deaths Could Have Been Prevented with Vaccine, Analysis Finds

More than half of Louisiana’s COVID deaths since early 2021 could have been prevented. If demand had remained high and all adults had gotten vaccinated, 5,182 deaths would have been averted. Louisiana’s vaccination rate sits at 54%, one of the lowest in the nation. Louisiana is 4th among the least-vaccinated states, behind only Wyoming, Alabama, […]

COVID-19 Vaccines: A Community Town Hall

The first wave of approved COVID-19 vaccines is reaching our front-line health care providers the week of December 14th. You had questions, so we provided direct access to Tulane experts working on and knowledgeable about the latest research, treatments, and vaccine developments. Watch the full event right here. PANEL: Lee Hamm, MD; Senior VP and […]

Tulane, Xavier work to address COVID-19 misperceptions in minority communities.

In August, Xavier University President Reynold Verret rolled up his sleeve and got a shot as part of a clinical trial for coronavirus vaccines. The president of the historically Black school thought it was important to partake in vaccine trials, which are notoriously bereft of people of color. Along with the Dillard University President Walter […]

3 Things to Know About Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine

If you’re like the rest of the world, you’ve probably been watching and waiting for months now for news about a COVID-19 vaccine. Developing a safe and effective vaccine takes a while—not exactly helpful when you’re trying to get your day-to-day back on track. With a time of the essence, scientists are working hard to […]

The Power of Trust and the Truth

In this op-ed, NHLBI’s Director, Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, and NIHMD’s Director, Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, share how seeking information from trusted leaders/messengers and trusting science can help turn the tide for pandemic-strapped communities of color. COVID-19 has killed more than 230,000 people in the U.S., and the death toll continues to rise at a […]

Flu vs. Covid: Ways to Identify Symptoms and Differences

As the autumn flu season approaches while the Covid-19 pandemic continues, cold-weather sniffles are likely to provoke even more anxiety than usual. Some symptoms of flu—as well as colds and other autumn ailments—are similar to Covid’s, making it harder to know what’s wrong. Fever, dry cough, fatigue, and body aches are common with both the flu and Covid. […]