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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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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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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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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,…

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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Is Back: What Experts Want You to Know

AFTER REVIEWING THOROUGHLY, the FDA and CDC concluded that the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine must resume after a brief pause to review the data on concerning yet rare side effects. Earlier, CDC identified 15 cases of thrombosis, a rare blood clotting condition called TTS or thrombocytopenia syndrome, in people who received…

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Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Authorized Next

There is news that Novavax’s maybe the next COVID emergency vaccine to be authorized in the USA. The company plans to file the paperwork in the coming weeks and can beat out other coming vaccinations. Public health officials and researchers expect that the Novavax shot will fill in supply gaps in the U.S. and worldwide…