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Vaccinated Americans a majority of COVID deaths for first time in August: analysis

November 23, 2022

Via: Fox News

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus were at least partially vaccinated, according to a new analysis of federal and state data. The waning efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and […]


Innovation, Research

COVID, Flu Or RSV? Here’s How To Tell The Difference.

November 11, 2022

Via: HuffPost

Three respiratory viruses are circling at a high rate right now — the flu, COVID-19 and RSV (or respiratory syncytial virus). These viruses have similar symptoms in most healthy adults but can impact certain populations (children, older adults or immunocompromised […]


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US extends COVID public health emergency weeks after Biden declared pandemic ‘over’

October 14, 2022

Via: Fox News

The U.S. on Thursday extended the public health emergency status for the COVID-19 pandemic, weeks after President Biden’s controversial remarks declaring the pandemic was “over.” The move extends the order through Jan. 11, 2023, as health officials warn once more […]


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Will Covid Spike Again This Fall? 6 Tips to Help You Stay Safe

October 14, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Last year, the emergence of the highly transmissible omicron variant of the covid-19 virus caught many people by surprise and led to a surge in cases that overwhelmed hospitals and drove up fatalities. Now we’re learning that omicron is mutating […]


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If You Just Had COVID, Here’s When To Get The New Booster Shot

September 26, 2022

Via: HuffPost

There’s a new COVID-19 booster shot available that provides better protection against the variants that are currently circulating. It’s a bivalent shot, meaning it targets both the original strain of the virus and the highly contagious omicron subvariants ― including […]


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Is Covid ‘Under Control’ in the US? Experts Say Yes

September 26, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

President Joe Biden caused a stir in a “60 Minutes” interview on Sept. 18 when he declared that the covid-19 pandemic is over. “We still have a problem with covid — we’re still doing a lot of work on it,” […]


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WHO director-general says ‘the end is in sight’ for COVID pandemic

September 15, 2022

Via: Fox News

The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, urging nations to keep up their efforts against the virus that has killed over six million […]


Editorial

A New COVID Wave Could Hit the US This Fall

September 14, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

More than 1,044,000 Americans have lost their lives due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the healthcare crisis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, with new prevention methods, vaccines, and treatments widely available in the […]


Innovation, Research

International study identifies risks for long COVID in children

July 22, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Nearly 6 percent of children who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with COVID-19 reported symptoms of long COVID 90 days later, according to a study conducted in eight countries and published in JAMA Network Open. Initial hospitalization of 48 […]


Regulatory

CDC to review guidance on mask wearing as COVID cases, hospitalizations decline

February 16, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

The Biden administration is reevaluating its guidance on masks in light of a steep decline in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. But it remains unclear whether the administration will also put an end to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) […]


Innovation, Research

Discovery could enable broad coronavirus vaccine

February 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The COVID-causing virus SARS-CoV-2 harbors a vulnerable site at the base of its spike protein that is found also on closely related coronaviruses, according to a new study from Scripps Research. The discovery, published Feb 8 in Science Translational Medicine, […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers confirm newly developed inhaled vaccine delivers broad protection against SARS-CoV-2, variants of concern

February 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Scientists at McMaster University who have developed an inhaled form of COVID vaccine have confirmed it can provide broad, long-lasting protection against the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and variants of concern. The research, recently published in the journal Cell, reveals […]


Regulatory

How COVID data will change after Biden’s testing push

January 25, 2022

Via: Fox News

Amid an ongoing surge of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, the Biden administration launched a new testing initiative last week, sending every residence four free rapid tests and requiring private health insurers to cover up to eight at-home tests […]


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Biden to announce free home COVID testing, emergency hospital support to head off winter omicron surge

December 21, 2021

Via: FierceHealthcare

President Joe Biden is set to announce new COVID-19 testing, vaccination and hospital capacity support initiatives in response to the omicron variant’s increasing burden on the nation’s healthcare system, according to the White House. Headlining the efforts are plans to […]


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Natural infection and vaccination together provide maximum protection against COVID variants

December 8, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

A combination of vaccination and naturally acquired infection appears to boost the production of maximally potent antibodies against the COVID-19 virus, new UCLA research finds. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed journal mBio, raise the possibility that vaccine boosters may […]


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UCLA study shows how COVID vaccination is critical to controlling the pandemic

November 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A study currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server has demonstrated that the incidence and mortality rates of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US can be significantly reduced at the population level by increasing vaccinate rates from 40% to […]


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COVID vaccines deployed in US highly effective at reducing hospitalizations and deaths

October 28, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Researchers in the United States have conducted a large-scale study showing that the two-dose regimen vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna to protect against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) appear to be highly effective and durable in reducing the risk of […]


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Biden releases a new plan to combat covid, but experts say there’s still a ways to go

September 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

On the campaign trail last year, Joe Biden promised that, if elected president, he would get covid-19 under control. Since assuming office in January, Biden has continued to pledge that his administration would do its best to get Americans vaccinated […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood clotting markers found to be elevated in patients with Long COVID syndrome

August 16, 2021

Via: The Medical News

New evidence shows that patients with Long COVID syndrome continue to have higher measures of blood clotting, which may help explain their persistent symptoms, such as reduced physical fitness and fatigue. The study, led by researchers from RCSI University of […]


Innovation, Research

Unraveling the mysterious mutations that make delta the most transmissible covid virus yet

July 28, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Upon first inspection, the mutations in the highly contagious delta covid variant don’t look that worrisome. For starters, delta has fewer genetic changes than earlier versions of the coronavirus. “When people saw that the epidemic in India was driven by […]