Category Archives: COVID-19

Tips to help journalists cope with pandemic and other stress 

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As we enter year three of the pandemic, many journalists continue to search for strategies to help them cope with mental health fallout from both experiencing and covering COVID-19.

Several recent surveys show journalists during the pandemic have experienced high rates of symptoms associated with post traumatic distress syndrome (PTSD) like anxiety, depression, flashbacks, negative changes in thinking or mood and increased reactivity to emotionally charged events.

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Resources for covering RSV and the ‘tripledemic’

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Are you looking for a Thanksgiving health story? Consider adding the brewing “tripledemic” of pathogens to your coverage. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are overwhelming hospitals, and some health care experts are urging families to bring back some of the pandemic’s mitigation measures during the holiday.

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New tip sheet for journalists covering long COVID

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In the coming year, more clues are expected to emerge to help unravel the mystery of long COVID as dozens of global study results are released.

To help you with your coverage of the evolving understanding of long COVID, we have created a tip sheet in a Q&A format to help explain what is known, as of October 2022, about long COVID and to provide resources for covering this topic.

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How to use COVID-19 rapid tests to avoid misleading results

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Rapid antigen tests are now the standard way for people to determine if they have COVID-19, but studies show they are less sensitive than laboratory tests and can result in a false negative for infection, creating public confusion about about how to use rapid tests.

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Fauci to step down, says he’s ready for the ‘next chapter’

NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, M.D. (Photo courtesy of NIAID)

Anthony Fauci, M.D., is ready to give up the federal job that put him at the helm for nearly four decades of the nation’s responses to infectious diseases ranging from AIDS to COVID.

Fauci, 81, officially announced he is departing from his role as director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in December. He was appointed to the job in 1984.

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