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The Med & Mic™ 05.25.22

>> Which subvariant reigns supreme?

>> How common is long-covid?

>> Some must isolate after COVID treatment

The Med & Mic™ 05.25.22

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Subvariant dominance

The Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 accounts for 58% of COVID cases in the U.S. In mid-March this figure was only 1.5%. The CDC says it is 30% more contagious than BA.2. COVID hospitalizations are up 15% over last week. However, the rise in cases is slowing. More from Deadline.

Long COVID Counts

After COVID, one in five people have symptoms of long COVID. For those over 65, it affects one in four people. A CDC study looked at the health records from March 2020 to November 2021 in a national database. Survivors had at least one of 26 health conditions after their illness. The most common were respiratory symptoms and musculoskeletal pain. Those who did not have COVID were less likely to have these symptoms. More from CBS News.

CDC Recs re: COVID Rebound

The CDC says people who have a recurrence of COVID symptoms after completing a course of Paxlovid should isolate for five days and wear a mask for ten days. Dozens of people have reported recurring symptoms on social media or to the FDA. The rebound symptoms are typically mild. There have been no reports of severe illness with rebound. More from Reuters.

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