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

Why we’re still in a pandemic

Why we're still in a pandemic

Dr. Ashish Jha has a theory about why, after two years and counting, the Covid-19 pandemic still isn’t over. According to Jha, the White House’s Covid response coordinator, scientists and public health officials have mostly nailed the medical response to the pandemic: As experts have learned more about the coronavirus, the US has continually adapted … Read more

Omaha doctors warn COVID-19 cases likely to spike this fall

Omaha doctors warn COVID-19 cases likely to spike this fall

THE RISK OF COVID REINFECTION THIS SUMMER. GOOD EVENING. I’M JULIE CORNELL. ROB: I’M ROB MCCARTNEY. THEY WORRY VACCINATIONS MAY NOT BE KEEPING UP WITH THE AMOUNT OF NEW VARIANTS. JULIE: KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S JOEY SAFCHIK SPOKE WITH TO DOCTORS — WITH TWO DOCTORS ABOUT WHY THAT LATEST SHOT MAY NOT OFFER AS MUCH PROTECTION … Read more

Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

US officials announce more steps against monkeypox outbreak

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent. And African health authorities said they are treating the expanding monkeypox outbreak … Read more

For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

The fast-changing coronavirus has kicked off summer in the US with lots of infections but relatively few deaths compared to its prior incarnations. COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of Americans each day, but is not nearly as dangerous as it was last fall and winter. “It’s going to be a good summer and we deserve … Read more

Interim Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines in Children Aged 6 Months–5 Years — United States, June 2022

Interim Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines in Children Aged 6 Months–5 Years — United States, June 2022

Recommendations for the Use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine in Children Aged 6 Months–5 Years and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in Children Aged 6 Months–4 Years Data reviewed with the EtR Framework supported the use of COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 6 months–5 years. COVID-19 is a major public health problem among young children. As … Read more

What can COVID-19 Teach us about Respiratory Disease?

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IntroductionHistory of respiratory diseasesForms of respiratory diseasesImpact of COVID-19What approaches are there to restore our respiratory system back to normal?The future of respiratory diseasesThe emergence of pulmonary fibrosisCOVID-19 as a system diseaseReferencesFurther reading Until recently, COVID-19 seemed to be a harmless pathogen of minor outbreaks of unremarkable and mild acute respiratory (or intestinal) diseases. At … Read more

How Covid vaccines for kids under 5 can help end the pandemic: experts

How Covid vaccines for kids under 5 can help end the pandemic: experts

For months, the country has been waiting on a pandemic turning point — and it might be here, in the form of kids under age 5 becoming eligible for Covid vaccines. Just don’t expect it to make Covid disappear overnight, experts say. Covid vaccines for small children are “absolutely a game changer for some families,” … Read more

A viral recovery: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

A viral recovery: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances. March 2020. Last December. And again this May. “I’m bummed to know that I might forever just get infected,” said the 31-year-old singer, who is vaccinated and boosted. “I don’t want to be getting sick every month or every two months.” But medical experts warn … Read more

US officials announce more steps against monkeypox outbreak

US officials announce more steps against monkeypox outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, US health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus. They also said they are providing more monkeypox vaccine, working to expand testing, and taking other steps to try to get ahead of the outbreak. … Read more