Dear Members of the Baylor College of Medicine Community,
First, the good news: the United States, Texas and Houston are all seeing declines in COVID cases, and most important, hospital admissions for the virus.
Around the world, some hot spots still exist. These areas are indicated in a map featured in this week's video.
Long COVID and who it affects continues to be an area of great interest. One report showed 20 percent of those 18-64 and 25 percent of those over 65 experienced at least one symptom that might be attributable to previous COVID-19. New research studies present different hypotheses on what causes Long COVID. I go over three of those this week.
Congratulations to the Astros on clinching their fifth American League West Division title in the last six seasons! Lily is quite a fan, especially of one player. Check out her enthusiasm.
Have a great weekend!
Paul Klotman, M.D.
President & CEO