How Many COVID Deaths Will Chinese Protesters Accept?

Diana J. Smith

Anti-lockdown protests erupted across China following a deadly apartment fire in Xinjiang last week. The country’s zero-COVID policy may have been to blame, as first responders were apparently restricted from accessing the scene. Heavy-handed quarantines and endless testing are causing many harms, including food shortages and widespread unemployment. But they’re […]

China’s COVID Wave Is Coming

Diana J. Smith

In China, a dam seems on the verge of breaking. Following a wave of protests, the government has begun to relax some of its most stringent zero-COVID protocols, and regional authorities have trimmed back a slew of requirements for mass testing, quarantine, and isolation. The rollbacks are coming as a […]

Long COVID Isn’t the Only Post-Viral Illness

Diana J. Smith

In the 1980s, many people in the medical community treated chronic fatigue syndrome as a punchline. Some doctors dismissed patients’ debilitating symptoms, including crushing fatigue and crashes after exercise, as figments of their imaginations. Media outlets even dismissively nicknamed the condition “yuppie flu,” since many cases were reported among affluent […]

What Europe’s COVID Wave Means for the U.S.

Diana J. Smith

Winter season is coming. Once more. For the previous two a long time, colder temperatures have introduced seasonal COVID upticks, which turned into huge waves when sick-timed new variants emerged. In Western Europe, the 1st aspect of that story definitely appears to be actively playing out once again. Conditions and […]

Federal crisis funds aid state covid counseling efforts

Diana J. Smith

Arkansas started receiving federal crisis counseling funding in March, but state program leaders have tailored the standard federal emergency funds to a different type of emergency. The Federal Emergency Management Agency funding allows mental health providers and others to jump into action and provide community-based outreach and psychoeducational services to […]