HEALTHCARE

Why You Should Delay Surgery for 7 Weeks After a COVID-19 Diagnosis

A new study suggests that those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should wait at least 7 weeks before undergoing surgery to avoid a higher risk of postoperative death. Death rates during the 30 days after surgery were 1.5 percent among those who had not developed COVID-19, and 4 percent among patients who had surgery within 4 weeks of diagnosis. That rate dropped to 3.6 percent for those having surgery 5 to 6 weeks after surgery, and 1.5 percent among those having surgery 7 to 8 weeks after developing COVID-19.

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Covid: How worrying are the UK, South Africa, and Brazil coronavirus variants?

New variants of coronavirus are emerging that are more infectious than the original one that started the pandemic

What are these new variants?
Experts’ concerns currently focus on a small number of new variants of coronavirus:
•A UK variant that has become dominant in much of Britain and has spread to more than 50 other countries..

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