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  • 30% of COVID Patients in Study Developed ‘Long COVID’

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    About 30% of COVID-19 patients developed the condition known as long COVID, UCLA researchers said in a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The UCLA researchers studied 1,038 people enrolled in the UCLA COVID Ambulatory Program between April 2020 and February 2021. Researchers found that 309 of them developed long COVID. A […]

  • COVID Breath Test: Fascinating Technology, Limited Potential?

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    April 15, 2022 – A first-of-its-kind test that detects coronavirus in the breath can produce results in less than 3 minutes, but the real-world impact could be limited. The test, from InspectIR Systems, produces results faster than the 15 minutes needed for existing COVID-19 rapid tests – and represents a leap forward in testing technology. […]

  • FDA to Decide by June on Future of COVID Vaccines

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    April 6, 2022 – The next generation of COVID-19 vaccines should be able to fight off a new strain and be given each year, a panel of experts that advises the FDA said Wednesday. But members of the panel also acknowledged that it will be an uphill battle to reach that goal, especially given how […]

  • FDA Authorizes Fourth COVID Doses for Many Americans

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    March 29, 2022 — The FDA said Tuesday that it approved fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines for many Americans to protect the most vulnerable people against severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization, and death. According to an FDA news release, anyone over 50, and people over 18 who have gotten a solid organ transplant or have a […]

  • With COVID & Ukraine, Crisis Fatigue Thrives

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    March 15, 2022 — In casual conversation these days, you’re likely to hear: “I’m just done with COVID.” The problem is the virus isn’t done with us yet. Nor is the war in Ukraine, inflation, or gas prices, among other concerns. The statistics 2 years into the pandemic are sobering, or should be. Deaths from […]

  • COVID’s Global Death Toll May Be 3 Times Official Numbers

    COVID's Global Death Toll May Be 3 Times Official Numbers

    FRIDAY, March 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If you think the reported worldwide death toll from the pandemic is already too high, new research suggests the number of excess deaths may be triple that of official estimates. The official COVID-19 death toll between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021, was 5.9 million. However, […]

  • For Millions, the Pandemic Isn’t Over: ‘We Are Indeed Stuck’

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    March 7, 2022 — As many people in the country prepare to ditch their masks, mingle more closely, and return to “normal,” not everyone can board that train. People who live with diseases or take medications that make their immune systems not work as well to protect them from infections are still at risk from […]

  • A Call to Address Health Inequities Now, Before Next Pandemic

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    March 4, 2022 — With new cases of COVID-19 continuing to fall, this could be the time to focus on making sure everyone has equal access to vaccines and other drugs before the next public health emergency. The coronavirus pandemic, now in its third year, saw major issues develop around equal access to diagnosis, care, […]

  • Is It Time for Yet Another COVID Booster?

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    Feb. 18, 2022 — Will springtime be booster time — again? The first COVID-19 booster shot is now in the rearview mirror for millions of Americans — for the 28% who got it, at least — but new data finds it’s less effective after about 4 months. The CDC has already recommended a second booster […]

  • She’s at the center of the covid lab leak controversy. Now she’s telling her story.

    She’s at the center of the covid lab leak controversy. Now she’s telling her story.

    Some in the West agree. “I’m quite distressed by people throwing this kind of extremely serious allegation around,” Nancy Connell, a microbiologist and member of NIH’s National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, told me in February last year, when she was with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “It’s highly irresponsible.”  But even if the […]

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