CDC Expands COVID-19 Contact Tracing Parameters

CDC Expands COVID-19 Contact Tracing Parameters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced they expanded the definition of who is considered to be a “close contact” of a person testing positive for COVID-19. These new guidelines will greatly expand the group of people considered at risk of contracting the virus, according to The Washington Post on Oct. 21, 2020. […]

Blood Type May Determine the Risk of Contracting COVID-19

Blood Type May Determine the Risk of Contracting COVID-19

Researchers have more evidence that a person’s blood types may affect the risk of contacting COVID-19 and how severe the infection may attack certain individuals. Studies indicate some blood types are less likely to become infected, according to NBC News on Oct. 14, 2020. In one study they looked at about 473,654 people in Denmark […]

COVID-19 Reinfection Takes the Life of Dutch Woman

COVID-19 Reinfection Takes the Life of Dutch Woman

According to CNN, an elderly Dutch woman from the Netherlands passed away after battling Covid-19 the second time on Tuesday, Oct.13, 2020. There have been other reported cases of COVID-19 reinfection, but this is the known first death. The 89-year-old woman suffered from a rare white blood cell cancer called Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. Her immune system […]