No scents: COVID-19 robs people of smell. Researchers are figuring… Smell loss afflicts the majority of those with COVID-19. A new understanding is emerging about what causes it, and eventually, how it might be treated. Ref. USAToday.
World Health Organization calls for a delay in coronavirus vaccine booster shots to allow vaccine access to struggling countries. The WHO says the goal is to focus on enabling at least 10% of the population of every country to be vaccinated. Top U.S. Health officials have said there is not yet enough data to support booster shots, even for the elderly and immunocompromised. Source 1w.
Researchers use artificial intelligence to predict which COVID-19 patients will need a ventilator to breathe. Researchers have developed an online tool to help medical staff quickly determine which COVID-19 patients will need help breathing with a ventilator. The tool, developed through analysis of CT scans from nearly 900 COVID-19 patients diagnosed in 2020, was able to predict ventilator need with 84 percent accuracy. Source 1m.