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Jeremy Olson

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Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Jeremy:

New COVID-19 estimate: 82% of Minnesota kids already infected

High rate of vaccine- and infection-induced immunity continues to reduce rate of coronavirus infections resulting in severe COVID-19 illness. → Read More

As COVID deaths in Minnesota surpass 13,000, the risk profile has a twist

This summer, in contrast to earlier trends, more women are dying than men. → Read More

Minnesota flight attendant with monkeypox symptoms says she struggled to get tested

Clinicians don't need approval before sending samples for monkeypox testing, but must be careful to collect usable specimens, state advises. → Read More

Twin Cities area nurses warn of burnout: 'We are pushed to the limit'

Nurses in stalled contract talks sought to increase public pressure on Twin Cities area hospitals. Negotiations have produced little progress on wages and how to compensate nurses after two-plus years of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Minnesota readies monkeypox response

State's 33 infections are mostly connected to travel, but more person-to-person transmission in Minnesota expected in at-risk populations. → Read More

COVID indicators' mixed signals leave Minnesota threat unclear through late summer

Wastewater levels declined in the Twin Cities, but other signs have pointed to rising COVID-19 levels in Minnesota. → Read More

COVID-19 preschool vaccinations off to slow start in Minnesota

Initial swell of interest was smaller with the latest vaccine expansion, as many parents remain on the sidelines. → Read More

Baby bust followed onset of COVID pandemic in Minnesota

Births declined substantially in winter 2020-2021, roughly nine months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and Minnesota's lockdown measures in response. → Read More

COVID-19 levels stable in Minnesota, rising in U.S.

Weekly update shows no substantial COVID-19 uptick in Minnesota following July 4th weekend, but a viral variant is raising concerns. → Read More

Monkeypox adds to the stakes for University of Minnesota special pathogen training

Common medical and surgical procedures take on complications when patients are infected with highly-transmissible pathogens. → Read More

University of Minnesota COVID-19 study finds benefit from metformin, not ivermectin

Ivermectin, a cheap anti-parasitic drug, has strong advocates, but showed no statistically significant benefit against COVID-19 in a U trial. → Read More

Robots debut as caregiver assistants in Minnesota nursing home

University of Minnesota Duluth team programmed the robots to interact with residents, prolong independence. → Read More

COVID viral load up 3% in Twin Cities wastewater and 9 counties deemed high risk

While small, it was the second straight increase. Hospitalizations in Minnesota also rose back above 400 late this week. → Read More

Syphilis cases rising in Minnesota, including in women, newborns

State surveillance found 1% increase in common sexually transmitted diseases last year, and 8% increase in HIV since 2019. → Read More

Minnesota reports Twin Cities adult is state's first monkeypox case

Twin Cities adult is receiving outpatient treatment for the infection, which likely occurred during overseas travel. → Read More

COVID-19 levels increase 13% in Twin Cities wastewater

New coronavirus variants are driving a reversal of this spring's progress, but the ultimate direction of COVID-19 activity remains unclear. → Read More

Minnesota drops out of COVID-19 high-risk level entirely

CDC designation is designed to alert communities when the virus is pressuring local hospital capacity. → Read More

Minnesota expands COVID-19 antiviral access, closes some testing sites

Declining COVID-19 testing prompts upcoming closure of eight state sites. → Read More

Wastewater COVID-19 levels falling across Minnesota

Declines match patterns of summers in 2020 and 2021, but will Independence Day mark another turning point in 2022? → Read More

Will psychiatric hospital be built in St. Paul? It's up to state Health Department

Review comes as psychiatric hospitals are full and people in mental crises are stacking up in emergency rooms. → Read More