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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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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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Omicron: What we know about New COVID-19 Strain

The Omicron variant (B.1.1.529), a new coronavirus variant emerged first in South Africa. Right after a few weeks when the scientists in Botswana and South Africa first alerted the world about the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant, researchers started to understand the implications its mutations might impose, which far exceed the number of any…

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5 Tips for a Healthy and Safe Holiday Season

It is finally that time of the year when life goals can take a break, important meetings can get postponed, and stress can hide somewhere for a while. It is the year-end with New Year and Christmas just around the corner. The holiday season is a special thing, and everyone must be safe and healthy…

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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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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…