An image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell (red) infected

Omicron, now 2 years old, is not done with us yet

The dominant variant of the coronavirus has proved to be not only staggeringly infectious, but an evolutionary marvel.
Dr. Michael Joyner of Mayo Clinic

Prominent doctor says Mayo tried to muzzle him. Clinic says he demanded money.

November 15
The dispute centers on Dr. Michael Joyner's criticism of federal health authorities over plasma treatment for COVID.
Residents of the Minneapolis Veterans Home watched a sneak preview of “Heroes & History,” a documentary produced by TPT, in 2018.

COVID infections prompt Veterans Home in Minneapolis to cancel Veterans Day event

November 10
But the state Veterans Day Event in Inver Grove Heights will go on as scheduled.
While COVID cases are not as high as they were at the end of this summer, newer variants are spreading, and experts predict that the patterns often se

It's COVID season. What are the new rules for staying safe?

November 3
A primer on how to minimize your risk and know when you're in the clear after an exposure.
Michael Culhane sprayed water during a training exercise in May 2022 at the St. Anthony Village Public Works facility in St. Anthony, Minn. Culhane wa
North Metro

Ceremony completes St. Anthony firefighter's COVID comeback

October 26
Once near death at HCMC in Minneapolis, firefighter is now bringing patients to the hospital.
Hand-written warnings early in the pandemic indicated rooms in the emergency department of St. Cloud Hospital outfitted with negative airflow systems

COVID decline in Minnesota wastewater an encouraging sign

October 20
Levels were low anyway, but recent dip suggests a fall COVID surge is unlikely for now.
A long COVID patient in Burr Ridge, Ill., received physical therapy for some of her symptoms on Oct. 6, 2021.

Scientists offer a new explanation for long COVID

October 17
A new study shows serotonin levels were lower in people with the complex condition.

Twin Cities area office vacancies rising even as employees return to in-person work

October 14
The metro market is like a game of musical chairs, with companies downsizing space while upgrading amenities.

Feeling terrible after your COVID shot? Then it's probably working.

October 10
A new study says the chills, fatigue, headache and malaise that can follow vaccination may be signs of a vigorous immune response.

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