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What We Know about Omicron and the BA.2 Subvariant

If you think you got rid of COVID-19 entirely, you may get disheartened as the cases of COVID-19 with a new BA.2 variant can be seen to spread. The virus has moved at a rapid pace in the past several months. Last fall, not long after the Delta variant, it moved past its peak, and…

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How COVID-19 Affected STI Testing

The COVID-19 pandemic is a significant public health crisis today, but it is on the tips of everyone’s thumbs and tongues. However, the CDC declared a growing epidemic in a congruent health crisis. One of those include sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and diseases (STDs). One of the significant drawbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic is that…

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WHO Recommends Two Drugs to Fight COVID-19

The Omicron variant is one of the highly infectious COVID-19 variants that renders many key treatments ineffective. Recently, World Health Organization (WHO) panel has recommended using two more drugs against the virus. The WHO guidelines, recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), strongly recommended the use of baricitinib as an alternative to interleukin-6 (IL-6)…

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Face Masks Don’t Lower Your Oxygen Levels

Some claims are steaming up over social media that donning a face mask is very unhealthy. It lowers oxygen levels, causes carbon dioxide intoxication, and weakens the immunity system. However, the truth is they’re not depriving people of needed oxygen. According to a new study, “Masks may be unpleasant to wear, but they don’t lower…

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How To tell Someone If You Have Tested Positive For COVID-19?

With coronavirus cases surging in many states, you might get a call from your relative, a friend, or a colleague to inform you that they’ve got infected with the virus. Or there might be a chance that you find yourself getting a positive test for the coronavirus and wondering how to inform people about this.…

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Coronavirus Can Travel Up To 26 Feet In Just A Few Seconds

Just when we have gotten used to maintaining a social distance of 6 feet from each other to avoid the spread of coronavirus, a recent study published in the BMJ journal from scientists of Oxford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggests that 6 feet distance may not always be enough. Researchers found that the coronavirus…

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How Much Will You Need To Pay For COVID-19 Vaccine?

With the success of five COVID-19 vaccinations in the final stage of trials, millions of Americans will be able to get a shot to treat/ prevent COVID-19. According to the NPR reports, “Moderna, one of the companies leading the race for a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, has made deals with other countries to sell the vaccine…

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Do You Need To Wear A Mask In Your Car?

As per the CDC recommendations, you must wear a mask when you step out of your home. But the question is, is it necessary to cover your face with a mask when you’re in your car? Read on this blog to find out! If you’ve been on the road lately and noticed other drivers sporting…

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Healthy Food Choices During COVID-19

As the whole world is under the attack of coronavirus, people are worried about everything. They are looking for ways to deal with anxiety and fear, and trying to settle with the ‘new normal.’ Did you know? ‘Anxiety can throw plans for healthy eating out the window.’ As we’re home all the time, it’s easy…

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5 Mistakes That Can Be Sabotage Your Hand-Washing Efforts

As there is no medicine to treat COVID-19 yet, the best way to reduce its risk is to follow preventative measures. Hand-washing is the best preventive measure along with wearing a mask, disinfecting highly-touch surfaces, and maintaining a social distance, etc. The CDC has recommended everyone to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds…