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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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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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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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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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Myths About COVID-19

After almost one year of lockdown and all the government and public’s possible efforts, the risk of COVID-19 spread hasn’t decreased yet. The government and healthcare providers are appealing to everyone to stay indoors as much as possible, wash hands with soap and water/ use sanitizers, wear face masks in public, and maintain social distance…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Side-effects: What Should You Know?

More than 30 million Americans have received at least a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and it has been very well tolerated and very effective. In December 2020, the FDA approved two COVID-19 vaccines – one by Pfizer and BioNTech, and the other by Moderna. These vaccines appear to have some mild side-effects that…

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CDC Officials Call For Schools To Reopen

The CDC officials finally gave a green signal to reopen schools. According to them, the schools are safe to reopen as long as the school authorities are taking proper COVID precautions, including wearing a mask and maintaining social distance. The editorial published in the JAMA journal provides a framework for school authorities to reopen schools…

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Tips To Stay Safe While Traveling During The COVID-19

As we are approaching Christmas Holidays, you must be prepping a pros and cons list of traveling to celebrate Christmas with your friends and family. As the COVID cases are increasing continuously, there are certain factors you must consider before planning for a trip. Before you travel If you’re planning to travel, make sure you…

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Warning: COVID-19 Can Get Worse During Winter

Yes, you heard it right! COVID-19 situation can get worse in the winter. We don’t have a complete idea of how the virus behaves, but a combination of various factors, such as human behavior, can result in the spike of COVID-19 cases during winter. Factors responsible for the spike in COVID-19 Here are some of…

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Deciding To Go Out: What Should You Know?

As businesses and public places are opening, you must be looking for ways to resume your daily activities safely. As there is no way to ensure zero risks of infection, you must follow prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. If in case, you’re COVID-19 positive, or have symptoms…