New Face Mask Material Can Capture And Deactivate Coronavirus Particles

New Face Mask Material Can Capture And Deactivate Coronavirus Particles

The COVID-19 pandemic is by no means over, but as time goes on, scientists are learning more and more about the virus – and the various ways that we can protect against it, including new and improved face masks. A new membrane-based respiratory mask developed by researchers can capture and deactivate SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins as … Read more

Each COVID-19 Reinfection Increases Health Risks

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July 7, 2022 – People who get reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19 have more health risks with each round of reinfection, a large national database study reveals. Researchers saw worse health effects during active infection, but some symptoms lasted as long as 6 months, suggesting a direct link between reinfection and long COVID. … Read more

Cases triple in Europe, urgent action needed to contain spread

Cases triple in Europe, urgent action needed to contain spread

The World Health Organization on Friday warned that urgent action is needed to contain the spread of monkeypox in Europe, as cases have tripled over the past two weeks. Europe is the center of a global outbreak of the virus with 90% of confirmed monkeypox cases reported there, according to the WHO. New infections have … Read more

COVID-19 BA.4 and BA.5 variants make up more than HALF of US cases

The BA.5 (dark green) and BA.4 (light green) now combine to make up more than half of active Covid cases in the US

New COVID-19 variants are starting to rise in the United States, with the highly feared BA.4 and BA.5 strains now making up around half of active cases in the nation – according to most recently available sequencing data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed Tuesday that the strains combine for 52 percent … Read more

Dr. Fauci talks COVID after Pfizer’s Paxlovid treatment

Dr. Fauci talks COVID after Pfizer's Paxlovid treatment

The quadruple-vaccinated Dr. Anthony Fauci said he is experiencing a “much worse” COVID rebound after being treated with Pfizer’s antiviral medication Paxlovid. The 81-year-old chief medical adviser to the White House revealed his health struggles while speaking remotely at the Foreign Policy Global Health Forum on Tuesday. The nation’s leading infectious disease expert tested positive … Read more

Anthony Fauci says that he’s experienced a rebound in Covid symptoms after Paxlovid course

Pfizer's Paxlovid has suffered another setback, with new data revealing that it provides little benefit to healthy, fully vaccinated, people (file photo)

Dr. Anthony Fauci confirmed on Tuesday that he is suffering from ‘Covid rebound’ symptoms’ after being treated with Paxlovid. Paxlovid, a drug that was anointed as America’s silver bullet against COVID-19 by some health officials and even President Joe Biden, may not have any effectiveness for people that are already vaccinated, according to its manufacturer … Read more

Covid-19 Australia: ‘Pandemic babies’ with no immunity to viruses ending up in ICU

Infectious diseases paediatrician Dr Philip Britton said an analysis of ICU admissions across shows babies are testing positive for influenza and Covid at the same time

A concerning number of ‘pandemic babies’ with no immunity to respiratory viruses are ending up seriously ill in ICU. Doctors have revealed children born during the Covid-19 pandemic are requiring intensive care ‘from encountering viruses they haven’t come across before’, such as influenza, RSV and Covid. The children had been born and raised when there … Read more

Los Angeles health officials warn of monkeypox outbreak spreading among gay men as cases rise to 22

The above map shows the spread of monkeypox across the US The virus has now been detected in 24 states.  Previously, New York was the epicenter of the outbreak but it has now been surpassed by California

Los Angeles records 22 monkeypox cases after Pride events as health officials say outbreak is running rampant among gay community. ‘Anyone can get and spread monkeypox, but some of the recent cases identified have been among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men who attended large events where the exposure to monkeypox … Read more

World Health Organization says monkeypox is not a global health emergency right now

World Health Organization says monkeypox is not a global health emergency right now

The World Health Organization on Saturday said the rapid spread of monkeypox across dozens of nations does not represent a global health emergency at this time. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described monkeypox as an evolving health threat, however, and urged governments around the world to step up surveillance, contact tracing, testing and to … Read more

COVID Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In 1st Year, Scientists Say

COVID Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In 1st Year, Scientists Say

Nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if international targets for the shots had been reached, researchers reported Thursday. On Dec. 8, 2020, a retired shop clerk in England received the first shot in what would become a global vaccination campaign. … Read more