Long Term Covid hits 1 in 5
May 27: Long COVID-19 is more common than most people understand, according to a new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. As many as one in five adults, age 18 to 64 who have had COVID-19, has long COVID. People over 65 were at the greatest risk with one in four.
The research showed that the most common long COVID symptoms were:
== respiratory issues
== pain in the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, or muscles.
Among all patients studied, aged ≥18 years, 38% of case-patients experienced an incident; conditions affected multiple systems, and included cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, renal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and psychiatric signs and symptoms.
Recommends: Implementation of COVID-19 prevention strategies, as well as routine assessment for post-COVID conditions among persons who survive COVID-19, is critical to reducing the incidence and impact of post-COVID, particularly among adults aged ≥65 years
Thomas Russo, M.D., professor and chief of infectious disease at the University at Buffalo in New York said, “This is going to be the next phase of the pandemic. It’s quite clear that long COVID is real. A significant portion of individuals are affected and for a significant period of time.”
For the entire “study” parameters and results, go to News ARTICLE
Boulder County enters HIGH Risk
The state of Colorado posted a 7 day positivity rate of 10.33% the week of 5/27/22. That is twice the number that we would like to stay below (5%). Boulder has the highest county rate.
===5/27/22 Boulder County and health officials are recommending residents take extra measures to prevent themselves from contracting the disease.===Wear a well-fitting medical-grade mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status, including in K-12 schools and other indoor community settings.
==Boulder County Public Health, the county has moved into high COVID-19 community levels.===case rate in Boulder County is 318.5 per 100,000 population, new COVID-19 hospital admissions are at 10.6 per 100,000 population===Follow BCPH recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19.===Get your vaccination and/or all boosters.
****Larimer County is at “Medium” level with 267 cases out of 100,000 population. (covering last 7 days)
****74% of (eligible) people in Colorado are fully vaccinated.
(Larimer is 68%; and Boulder is 81%; and Lyons area 60%) You can still get COVID if you are vaccinated, but it will be milder, and usually not require hospitalization, or result in death. Call your doctor if you get COVID as the treatments work best if applied quickly.
Review the guidelines for ISOLATION. No mask mandate is anticipated at this time.
Isolate and Quarantine Rules
Isolate: Stay Home & Separate from Others
==Stay home and separate yourself from the people and animals in your home.
==Stay in one room and away from other people in your home as much as possible.
Use a separate bathroom. If one is not available, disinfect all surfaces you touch before leaving the bathroom or have a member of the household disinfect after waiting as long as possible before entering, and wash hands thoroughly afterward.
==Have another member of your household care for your pets. If you must care for your pet, wear a face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with your pet.
==Isolate Until: You have had no fever for at least 24 hours — without the use of fever-reducing medicines, AND your symptoms are improving, AND it has been at least 5 days since your illness began.
==If you don’t have symptoms you may stop isolating 5 days after you received a positive test unless you develop symptoms. If symptoms develop during your isolation or quarantine period, you must extend the period through the first 5 days of having symptoms.
==Wear a mask for the next 5 days when around others. If you are unable to wear a mask for an additional 5 days, you must isolate for the full 10 days.
==Family, Friends, & Co-Workers
Anyone who was within 6 feet of you for 15 minutes or more (cumulative, within a 24-hour period) when you were sick (also known as a close contact) and is NOT up-to-date on COVID-vaccinations (including a booster if due) is required to quarantine.
Boulder County Health: four free TESTING SITES link