Study explains potential causes for ‘happy hypoxia’ condition in COVID-19 patients

MAYWOOD, IL–A new research study provides possible explanations for COVID-19 patients who present with extremely low, otherwise life-threatening levels of oxygen, but no signs of dyspnea (difficulty breathing). This new understanding of the condition, known as silent hypoxemia or “happy hypoxia,” could prevent unnecessary intubation and ventilation in patients during the current and expected second…

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What’s an Autonomous Zone?

ImageSeattle police and other workers in the protest zone on July 1, 2020.Credit…Ruth Fremson/The New York Times At first they called it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. In early June, protesters aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement took over six city blocks of a gentrified Seattle neighborhood. There, activists screened films, served spaghetti, painted…

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