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Omicron Subvariant Eris: Symptoms to Transmissibility of New Covid Variant EG.5

The battle against COVID-19 is still going on. The virus is mutating, which results in the advent of various coronavirus variants. A new covid variant, Eris, has gained visibility. It is also known as EG.5. It is the same omicron subvariant that led to the emergence of the “kraken” variant. In April, there were less…

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FDA has Authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids 5 to 11

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to 11 years old. The agency said that the decision was based on data from a clinical trial showing that this lower-dose vaccine was 90.7 percent effective for preventing the COVID-19 in this age group. In addition, no…

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Daily Pill To Treat COVID-19 To Be Available Soon

Indeed, a significant percentage of the population is still resistant to the COVID-19 vaccine. Several pharmaceutical companies are developing what could become the world’s attempt to curb COVID-19 – a short-term, daily oral pill that could help accelerate recovery and slow down the spread of COVID-19. Few people think that the treatment for COVID-19 could…

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Everything to Know About Delta Variant

The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world. However, public health officials are watching specific coronavirus variants and mutations that may be more deadly or contagious than the original strain. Viruses constantly change to adapt and survive, and variants emerge when a strain has one or more mutations that differ from…

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Mix and Match Immune Response of COVID Vaccines

The mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines by using different brands for first and second doses- appears to offer good protection against the pandemic virus, a study in the UK has found. The Com-Cov trial looked at the efficacy of either two doses of AstraZeneca, two of Pfizer, or one of them followed by the other.…

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Why Do Some People Test Positive Even After Vaccination For COVID-19?

It was heartbreaking to watch dozens of Olympic athletes having their dream crashed with the novel coronavirus taking the wheel. Many tested positive for the COVID-19 and have been ruled out even after their doses of vaccination. Doctors, however, are not surprised by the test results coming out positive. In most cases, they prevent someone…

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Debunking 9 Popular COVID-19 Vaccine Myths and Conspiracy Theories

There have been many misconceptions, conspiracy theories, and myths about the COVID-19 vaccine that continue to circulate online. In this blog, you can find some of them and get your facts checked: Myth: Vaccines do not work Former CDC chief medical officer and dean of New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice,…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Availability for Children in the US

More than 139 million American population is fully vaccinated, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. While the majority of adults have received the vaccination, some older teens are now receiving COVID-19 vaccination. Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is available to everyone age 16 and older. To expand the further reach of the vaccine, Pfizer…

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Are Cloth Masks Still Effective to Prevent COVID-19?

A cloth mask help to slow down the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Face masks be it cloth or surgical, with other preventive measures like vaccination, frequent hand washing, sanitizing, and physical distancing helps in slowing down the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends fabric masks for…

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Do People Need to Wear Mask After Vaccination?

The revised guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state the relaxation on the requirement to wear face masks. However, it is still essential to wear masks in certain high-risk situations. With more population getting vaccinated for COVID-19, people are starting to wonder if they can return to their regular life or not. In this blog,…