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  • Northeast Ohio patients suffering from long-haul COVID have a range of symptoms. For some, symptoms can persist for about two weeks for mild cases. For more severe cases, it can take from six weeks to a year or more for people to recover. Long-haul COVID can be completely debilitating for people who have it.
  • Some Ohio doctors are welcoming the new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that masks are no longer required for small…
  • The combined efforts of the City of Cleveland, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and MetroHealth System have already gotten the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 100 people at the largest homeless shelter in Ohio — and hundreds more are at the ready. MetroHealth received about 1,000 vaccine doses for the effort, which began Friday at the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Men’s Shelter and will completely vaccinate 500 people, said MetroHealth family physician Dr. Michael Seidman.
  • Updated: 5:05 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 A Cleveland Clinic nurse is concerned about changes to vaccine distribution plans in Ohio that no longer prioritize health workers. Now that Cleveland hospitals have begun the next phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, some health care workers who did not get the vaccine will have to get in line with the general public – causing concern for those who work closely with COVID-19 patients and can no longer get vaccinated.
  • Updated: 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 Cleveland-area hospital employees began receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Wednesday. Dr. Sherrie Williams, a pulmonary critical care specialist, was the first MetroHealth employee to receive the COVID-19 shot. "I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous," Dr. Williams said, minutes before she received the shot. Despite her initial fears, Williams later said the vaccine felt like any other shots she has ever received and she felt fine after.
  • Updated: 2:40 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 The first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine doses have arrived in Northeast Ohio. Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, as well as Aultman Hospital in Canton, all received shipments Tuesday morning. Cleveland Clinic and Aultman received their vaccines shortly after 9 a.m., while MetroHealth got its allocation around 8:45 a.m. – a little earlier than hospital officials had expected.
  • Updated 4:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 As the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to climb in Ohio, Cleveland-area hospital leaders are concerned about the growing number of health care workers who are out sick with the coronavirus. According to hospital officials, about 800 Cleveland Clinic employees, 200 at University Hospitals, and 60 MetroHealth staffers are out, making it more difficult to care for the rising number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Cuyahoga County.
  • On Thursday, Ohio broke its record for most new COVID-19 cases reported in a single day – for the second day in a row. That had Gov. Mike DeWine raising…
  • Flu season is approaching, and with COVID-19 cases likely to increase this winter as more people are stuck indoors, medical experts are urging people to do everything they can to protect themselves against both viruses. It's more important than ever to get a flu shot this year, said Dr. Christine Alexander, chair of family medicine at MetroHealth. Not only do COVID-19 and influenza often present similar symptoms, but vulnerable populations – such as elderly and the immunocompromised – are at a high risk for both illnesses, she said.
  • Updated: 6:05 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 Everyone in the hall at Tuesday’s presidential debate tested negative for the coronavirus before entering the event, according to a statement from the Cleveland Clinic, which co-sponsored the debate with Case Western Reserve University and helped develop and enforce COVID-19 safety protocols.