Kids struggle with Covid-19 and its months of aftermath

She is a Covid-19 long hauler, along with her sister Audrey and mother Jamie.

One of her friends came home in March after spending two years in Wuhan, China. That may have been the source of the virus that would cut across the whole Richmond family and leave them with six months — and counting — of fatigue, pain and uncertainty in its wake.

Jamie Richmond has tallied $6,000 in medical bills for two girls who were healthy until March.

Both girls now have a host of problems, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which causes a person’s heart rate to shoot up upon standing and lead to dizziness or fainting.

“It’s been horrific to go through this for so long,” Richmond said.

1 in 10 US cases are children

More than 657,000 children and teens across the United States had tested positive for the virus as of October 1, according

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PA Reports Highest Number Of New COVID-19 Cases In 6 Months

HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania reported 1,742 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday — the highest single-day total in nearly six months.

The state has now had a total of 171,050 cases, with 81 percent of patients recovered. Also Saturday, 36 new deaths were reported. There are now 8,344 total deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.

In Philadelphia, 151 new cases were reported Saturday. The city has seen more than 34,000 cases since the start of the pandemic. Significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds, are ongoing, health officials said. In total, people ages 19 to 49 make up 50 percent of the state’s total cases.

Cases in Pennsylvania have trended upward in recent days. On Friday, 1,380 cases of COVID-19 were reported —the highest single-day total since April 29. The last time there were more than 1,700 cases in Pennsylvania was April

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U.S. sees highest number of new coronavirus cases in nearly two months

People wait in line to have swab samples taken for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a testing center in the Far Rockaway section of Queens, New York, October 6, 2020.

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The United States reported 57,420 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, the highest daily totals since mid-August, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

New cases are rising in 33 states across the South, East and Midwest. Cases continue to surge in the nation’s Great Plains region, with Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming reaching record highs for average new cases, among other states.

Coronavirus outbreaks have been on the rise in the nation’s Great Plains after they were largely concentrated first on the East Coast and then in America’s Sun Belt states. Earlier this week, North Dakota and South Dakota reported more new Covid-19 cases per capita than any other state across

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Several regions sound alarm as US reports most Covid-19 daily cases in nearly 2 months

Just as the US reported the highest number of daily Covid-19 infections in nearly two months, several experts offered grim outlooks if Americans don’t take the right precautions.



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People walk through Times Square near Broadway and an empty theater district on October 9, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Johns Hopkins University reported a total of 57,420 new positive cases of coronavirus in the United States on Friday.

That is the most reported cases in a single day since August 14, when there were 64,601 new cases, the data show.

Friday’s surge of 57,420 cases marks the third consecutive day of 50,000+ reported cases in the US, Johns Hopkins says. The last time the US reported three consecutive days of more than 50,000 cases was also in mid-August.

Now Florida, which over the summer became the country’s hotspot, is “ripe for

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U.S. adds most COVID-19 cases in almost 2 months; deaths also rise

Oct. 9 (UPI) — For the fourth time in a week, the United States has added more than 50,000 COVID-19 cases — this time, in fact, climbing to a level not seen in almost two months.

Updated data from Johns Hopkins University on Friday showed an addition of 56,200 cases and almost 1,000 deaths on Thursday.

The case number is the highest since Aug. 14 and continues what appears to be a slowly rising trajectory of for the coronavirus disease in the United States that began in early September. There have now been four days in October with more than 50,000 cases, after just three for the entire month of September.

Thursday’s death toll was the highest since Sept. 25.

Since the start of the outbreak, there have been 7.61 million cases and 212,800 deaths nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said

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Months Into the Pandemic, 16 States Don’t Mandate Mask Use. Why?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.

Nils Hase, a retiree who lives in Tarpon Springs, Florida, is wearing a mask and loading his Home Depot haul into his car on a recent weekday afternoon. In the store, because Home Depot insists customers and staff across the country wear masks, most faces were covered. But out here in the parking lot, in a state with a serious infection rate but no mask mandate, plenty of those masks hang down around people’s chins.

“It bothers me. They are being defiant,” Hase said. “And most of the people I see that walk in without a mask are just looking for a fight. They are asking you to ‘Just ask me. Just give me a reason to yell at you.’ I just stay away from them and keep on with my own life.”

Six and a

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Emergency COVID-19 vaccine approval to require 2 months of follow-up data, FDA says

The Food and Drug Administration told makers of experimental COVID-19 vaccines that, in order to request emergency approval, they need to provide at least two months of follow-up data after trial participants received their final injection.

The new requirement –­­ listed within the agency’s newly published guidelines for Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) –­­ creates an unlikely timeline for drugmakers to receive approval by Nov. 3.

FDA SET TO ANNOUNCE GREATER RESTRICTIONS FOR COVID-19 VACCINE: REPORT

As part of its updated requirements, the FDA noted that vaccine makers should follow participants for a minimum of two months after receiving their final dosage in an effort to rule out any major side effects before submitting candidates for EAU approval.

This data will help to “provide adequate information to assess a vaccine’s benefit-risk profile including adverse events; cases of severe COVID-19 disease among study subjects; and cases of COVID-19 occurring during the timeframe

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Newlywed, mom ‘COVID long haulers’ battle debilitating symptoms months later

Doctors say they’re bracing for a “tsunami” of “COVID long haulers”

As the coronavirus pandemic continues across the U.S., experts are noticing another wave of the pandemic with what they’re calling “COVID long-haulers,” or people suffering debilitating symptoms months after having the coronavirus.

Doctors say they are seeing many people who have recovered from COVID but are finding themselves still not well.

Caitlin Barber, a 27-year-old newlywed, is one of these “COVID long haulers,” who led a healthy lifestyle with her husband and spent time training as a runner. She was also a dietician at a nursing home.

Caitlin Barber poses for a photo after a marathon.

Caitlin Barber poses for a photo after a marathon.

Caitlin Barber poses for a photo after a marathon.

“We were living the newlywed dream, you know and loving life,” Barber told “Good Morning America.”

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‘Miracle’ twins home from the hospital after months in NICU

After a roller coaster pregnancy and scary complications, “miracle” babies Vince and Pauly Salmonese are finally home with their parents, Dana and Joe.

Just 13 weeks into her pregnancy, Dana Salmonese had a sonogram that revealed a rare and dangerous condition called twin to twin transfusion syndrome. The abnormality means that twins share a single placenta and one baby receives more blood flow than the other. She underwent a surgery that allowed the twins to be treated in the womb, but after being sent home on bedrest, her water broke at just 20 weeks.

Related: Learn about a little-known twin pregnancy condition that affects more babies each year than SIDS… and the warning signs to look for.

“I thought I was giving birth to two babies that were not going to be able to get help and would have to die in my arms,” Salmonese said. “And I was scared.

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FDA wants 2 months of safety data for Covid-19 vaccines in trials before considering authorization

The US Food and Drug Administration made clear Tuesday it will want to see two months of follow-up data after volunteers get their second vaccine doses for clinical trials testing potential coronavirus vaccines.



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That would make it difficult, if not impossible, for any vaccine maker to apply for emergency use authorization by Election Day, as President Trump has suggested, or by the end of October, as the CEO of Pfizer has hinted.

The process will also make it “pretty darn hard for mischief,” National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins said Tuesday.

The agency posted new guidance for manufacturers that says they need to provide at least two months of follow-up safety data after vaccinating volunteers before even asking the FDA to consider giving emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine.

It made similar suggestions in documents for an October 22 meeting that

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