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CDC warns of mosquito-driven virus as cases spike

June 25, 2024

Via: Fox News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a fresh warning about an increased risk of dengue virus infections as a “record-breaking number” of cases are being reported in the Americas. From January 1 to June 24 of this […]


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COVID air monitor from scientists can detect virus in indoor settings within 5 minutes

July 26, 2023

Via: Fox News

A research team said it is paving the way for an easier detection of virus variants within indoor spaces. Scientists have developed a novel air monitor with special technology that is said to quickly detect — within five minutes — […]


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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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Monkeypox in America: Who’s at risk and why?

August 8, 2022

Via: Fox News

The United States declared monkeypox a public health emergency last week, an effort to bolster the U.S. response to contain the outbreak. The virus continues to be largely transmitted among gay and bisexual men, but experts say the disease could […]


Editorial

5 Things You Should Know about the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 18, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the lives of people everywhere, disrupting the way they live, work and socialize. With vaccines and treatments now widely available, and the new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus proving less dangerous than the initial […]


Innovation, Research

COVID-19 Omicron variant leads to less severe disease in mice, study finds

June 27, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Georgia State University researchers have found that the Alpha, Beta and Delta variants of SARS-CoV-2 were substantially more fatal in mouse models than the original strain of the virus that causes COVID-19. However, they also found that the Omicron variant, […]


Innovation, Research

Mental health issues may lead to higher risk for COVID-19 breakthrough cases, study finds

April 18, 2022

Via: Fox News

Individuals vaccinated against COVID-19 who were diagnosed with certain psychiatric disorders were more at risk for getting COVID-19, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open. UC San Francisco researchers worked with investigators from the San Francisco VA Health […]


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

Researchers simulate SARS-COV-2 transmission and infection on airline flights

January 20, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A study published in Indoor Air simulated the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on a flight from London to Hanoi and on another flight from Singapore to Hangzhou. When simulating the dispersion of droplets of different sizes […]


Innovation, Research

COVID-19 can trigger self-attacking antibodies

January 3, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Infection with the virus that causesCOVID-19 can trigger an immune response that lasts well beyond the initial infection and recovery — even among people who had mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, according to Cedars-Sinai investigators. The findings are […]


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How will COVID-19 pandemic end? Omicron clouds forecasts for endgame

January 3, 2022

Via: Fox News

Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will. But it won’t be like flipping a light switch: The world will have to learn to coexist with a virus that’s not going away. […]


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Coronavirus company news summary – Korean firms export Covid-19 tests to US – Quidel’s Covid-19 tests can identify Omicron variant

December 29, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Several Korean companies are exporting Covid-19 tests to the US with a rise in Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, Koreanbiomed reported. South Korean firm Humasis entered an agreement with Celltrion to distribute Covid-19 antigen self-test kits worth $43.5m to […]


Innovation, Research

Study suggests substantial efforts are needed to help people with HIV durably suppress the virus

November 30, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Among people with HIV worldwide who are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), adults are getting closer to the global target of 95% achieving viral suppression, but progress among children and adolescents is lagging and long-term viral suppression among all groups remains […]


Editorial

All You Need to Know about the Omicron Variant

November 30, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

Almost two years have passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and, with time passing, different variants of the virus that causes the disease have also started to appear. While some of these variants are virtually indistinguishable from the […]


Editorial

COVID-19, the Second Leading Cause of Death in September

October 29, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

The COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious healthcare crisis in recent years, so it comes as no surprise that many people in the US and abroad are still losing the battle with the virus that is spreading this disease. However, […]


Innovation, Research

Phase 2 trial shows COVID-19 recombinant protein vaccine elicits promising immunogenicity responses

October 19, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of coronavirus 19 (COVID-19), was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Due to the rapid spread of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a […]


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mRNA vaccination associated with decreased risk of COVID-19 infection and hospitalization in U.S. veterans

October 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread worldwide in 2019, throwing many countries into economic crises as they attempted to control the spread of the disease with lockdowns, social distancing, and other restrictions. Mass vaccination schemes have begun to help bring the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers identify new biomarker for severe COVID-19

October 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

During the pandemic, it has become increasingly evident that people with cardiovascular disease and obesity are at a much higher risk of developing very severe, even fatal COVID-19 disease. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified some metabolic processes […]


Innovation, Research

COVID-19 Vaccine: Second dose provides optimal protection to individuals infected between doses, study suggests

October 4, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should be offered to individuals infected with the virus shortly after receiving the first dose, according to findings recently published by the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University and Ziv Medical Center. […]


Editorial

COVID Rates Rising in U.S. and Abroad

September 28, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

Despite vaccines and treatments, the COVID-19 pandemic is still the number one concern for both policymakers and healthcare providers in the U.S. and abroad. As new variants of the virus emerge, hospitals are becoming more crowded, and schools that returned […]