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COVID-19: Do I still need to wear a mask when vaccinated, and other questions

COVID-19: Do I still need to wear a mask when vaccinated, and other questions

Article from spotlightnsp.co.za

With South Africa’s COVID-19 mass vaccination rollout set to start on 17 May, many more people, for now, those older than 60 years, will start receiving their jabs.

Article from spotlightnsp.co.za

With South Africa’s COVID-19 mass vaccination rollout set to start on 17 May, many more people, for now, those older than 60 years, will start receiving their jabs.

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How rare is very rare? Your questions about blood clots – answered

How rare is very rare? Your questions about blood clots – answered

Article from bhekisisa.org

On 17 May, South Africa will start to roll out COVID jabs to people over the age of 60, as well as the 700 000 health workers not covered by the country’s vaccine implementation study, the Sisonke trial. Health workers are covered by the study because they’re the most likely group to get infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as they deal with infected patients. Older people, on the other hand, are more vulnerable to falling severely ill with COVID, or die of the disease, than younger people, which is why they’re the next group that’s getting prioritised.

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Obesity’s strong link to severe COVID outcomes, especially in under-40s and Black people

Obesity’s strong link to severe COVID outcomes, especially in under-40s and Black people

Article from medicalbrief.co.za

A study of 6.9m English patients found that people with excess weight, especially for younger adults and Black people, are at substantially increased risk of admission to hospital and ICU and death due to COVID-19, even without other comorbidities, reports MedicalBrief. A Mexico study found that obesity alone almost tripled the risk of death, while comorbidities increased that risk even further.

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Overweight or obese patients risk more severe COVID-19 — 11-country analysis

Overweight or obese patients risk more severe COVID-19 — 11-country analysis

Article from medicalbrief.co.za

Patients who are overweight or obese have more severe COVID-19 and are highly likely to require invasive respiratory support, according to a new international study. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and The University of Queensland found obese or overweight patients are at high risk for having worse COVID-19 outcomes.

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