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FDA: You Can Now Test for COVID, Flu, and RSV at Home

Learn about a new combination test from Labcorp that allows you to test for COVID, flu, and RSV at home. Key TakeawaysA new test you take at home and...

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CDC Recommends COVID Boosters for 5- to 11-Year-Olds

Kids ages 5 to 11 can now get a booster shot of the COVID vaccine. Learn how the organization made this decision, and what it means for families. Key...

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When Should You Get Tested After a COVID-19 Exposure?

Waiting five days after exposure to get tested for COVID-19 minimizes the risk of getting a false negative result. Key TakeawaysIf you’re not...

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What Are the Side Effects of Paxlovid?

Some individuals who qualify for a Paxlovid prescription might not be recommended to take it due to certain drug interactions. Key TakeawaysPaxlovid...

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How to Enjoy These 10 Summer Festivities While Keeping Your COVID-19 Risk Low

Outdoor recreation is often safer than indoor activities, but it would still depend on many crucial factors. Key TakeawaysEstablishing a rigid risk...

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Can You Work Out If You Have COVID? Here’s What Experts Recommend

If you test positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms, experts say you can still work out as long as you know the signs that you should take it easy....

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Why You Might Feel Numb to Pandemic News

As society reopens, people might process grief and trauma from the pandemic very differently. Key TakeawaysAs society reopens, people might process...

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How Much Does Ventilation Help Reduce COVID Transmission?

Learn how improved ventilation can help reduce transmission COVID transmission and what you can do to boost air circulation and filtration Key...

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With J&J Vaccine Restrictions, Experts Say We Need More Options Beyond mRNA

The FDA restricted the use of J&J COVID-19 vaccines for certain people, but health experts say it's essential to have more than just mRNA...

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COVID Symptoms Unlikely to Relapse After Taking Paxlovid

Some patients are reporting a relapse of COVID-19 symptoms after completing Paxlovid treatment. Here's what you need to know. Key TakeawaysThere...

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How to Safely Travel This Summer If You're Immunocompromised

Travel is picking up this summer, but COVID is still circulating. Experts shared the factors you should consider for a safer trip. Key TakeawaysTo...

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When Should You Get Your Second Booster Shot?

Experts say it's best to get your second booster shot right away, especially for high-risk individuals. Key TakeawaysIt’s best to get your...

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COVID Antivirals Fight Omicron Better Than Monoclonal Antibodies

Research has shown that two oral antivirals are the best choice to prevent hospitalization and deaths from the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Key...

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FDA Approves First COVID Treatment for Young Kids

The FDA has approved the antiviral remdesivir for the treatment of children younger than 12 who have COVID-19 and are at a high risk of severe...

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Nearly 75% Of Kids May Have Had COVID—but That Doesn’t Mean They’re Immune

The CDC estimates that three in four kids and more than half of all Americans have been infected with COVID-19. Key TakeawaysThe CDC estimates that...

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WHO Strongly Recommends Paxlovid for Patients at Risk of Severe COVID

Pfizer's antiviral medication is recommended for patients with mild COVID but are susceptible to disease progression and hospitalization. Key...

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How Well Does One-Way Masking Protect You From COVID?

One-way masking still provides protection against COVID-19. To maximize its effectiveness, experts say your mask should be high-quality and...

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Why Howard University Prioritizes Consistency Amid Pandemic Uncertainties

The school has kept up with mask mandates, frequent testing, and other measures to protect its community. Key TakeawaysDespite changing guidance from...

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Should You Wear a Mask at Outdoor Events?

If you're vaccinated and don't have underlying health conditions, experts say it's pretty safe to forego masks outdoors. Key...

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Biden Administration to Expand COVID-19 Antiviral Access in Pharmacies

COVID-19 antivirals are now more accessible via the "Test-to-Treat" program. Key TakeawaysOral antiviral treatments are highly effective at...

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Can Asymptomatic People Spread Omicron?

The BA.2 subvariant of Omicron is highly contagious and has high rates of asymptomatic transmission. Key TakeawaysThe BA.2 subvariant of Omicron is...

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Months After Infection, Some Patients Continue Shedding COVID-19 in Their Feces

While it's unlikely for people to be infected through feces, the study offers insights on how the virus may manifest in the gut and potentially...

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What Is Omicron’s Incubation Period?

Incubation periods are usually an average, and infected individuals may develop symptoms anytime within two to 14 days after exposure. Key...

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Steven Thrasher: Mask Mandate Was the Last Line of Defense for 'The Viral Underclass'

Author Steven Thrasher discusses who is left behind when COVID-19 protective measures end. Major transportation services dropped mask requirements...

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CDC Updates Criteria for International Travel COVID Risks

The CDC recently updated their Travel Health Notice system to reserve its highest COVID risk level for special circumstances. Key TakeawaysThe CDC...

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Researchers Are Developing a New COVID Vaccine for Cancer Patients

Available COVID-19 vaccines are not as effective for immunocompromised people like cancer patients, but researchers are hoping to change that. Key...

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What You Need to Know About New Omicron Subvariants

BA.2.12.1, a new version of the widely circulating BA.2 subvariant, now accounts for 20% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., the CDC estimates. Key...

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Major Travel Authorities Drop Mask Mandate Following Court Ruling

A federal judge in Florida threw out CDC's mask mandates, and many transportation agencies dropped the requirement shortly after. Key TakeawaysA...

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