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Feds Launch One-Stop Website for All COVID Resources

President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled a federal website that promises “one-stop shopping” for free masks and COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and treatments. The website, covid.gov, also includes a list of pharmacies that will be part of the...
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Moderna CMO on Kid Vaccines, Boosters, and the Next COVID Wave

Newly released data on how well the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine works in children 6 months to 6 years old brings good news, even if efficacy against infection came in below 45%, the chief medical officer of Moderna said in an exclusive interview with Medscape/WebMD. "As...
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Ukraine Update: More Russian Strikes on Health Targets

As the war in Ukraine enters its fourth week, the World Health Organization reports that 43 hospitals, clinics, and ambulances have been bombed inside the country thus far. "We have never seen globally this rate of attacks on health care. Health is...
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New COVID Infections Up By 46 persent Across the U.K .

March 11, 2022 In the 2 weeks since England ended COVID-19 restrictions, the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths are back on the rise -- a reversal of the overall downward trend that had appeared in the last month. The government's own...
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COVID Patients at Risk for 20 Cardiovascular Diseases

People who contract COVID-19 face higher risks for 20 different heart and vascular diseases after being infected, according to a new study published in Nature Medicine. Even people who weren’t hospitalized with COVID-19 developed more cardiovascular...
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Childhood Trauma May Influence Vaccine Hesitancy: Study

People who remain hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine may feel that way because of an association with traumatic events in childhood that undermine trust, including domestic violence, substance abuse in the home, or neglect, a new study suggests. The...
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COVID Fatigue Pervasive, but Men and Women React Differently

Most people have COVID fatigue a few times a week, but men and women and older and younger people have reacted differently to it, a recent WebMD poll suggests. The poll, taken from Dec. 23 to Jan. 4, asked readers how often they had COVID-19 pandemic...
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At-Home COVID Tests: Rare as Gems and Almost As Expensive

In early December, Sascha Schweiri noticed rapid at-home COVID tests in her local pharmacy. There were so many, she figured she could just come back to pick up a few later. By the time she did, her son had been deemed a close contact of a positive case...
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FDA OKs Emergency Use of Merck Pill for COVID-19

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization to Merck’s antiviral drug to treat adults with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at risk for severe disease. Similar to FDA authorization of another antiviral pill regimen -- ritonavir plus nirmatrelvir,...
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FDA Authorizes Pfizer Boosters for 16- and 17-year-olds

The FDA has authorized booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for millions of teenagers to get a third dose of vaccine starting 6 months after their second dose. The CDC quickly followed suit, allowing the boosters to begin...