FDA OKs monoclonal antibody COVID-19 therapy for mild-to-moderate illness

Fox News Flash top headlines for May 27 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday granted emergency use authorization to a monoclonal antibody therapy to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients ages 12 and older who are considered at high risk for progression to […]

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COVID-19 public health interventions reduced other respiratory infections

Wearing masks and quarantining while sick has helped mitigate the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). An indirect benefit of these efforts appears to be a decrease in flu cases and other respiratory infections. New research led by Lisa G. Winston of the University of California, San Francisco, confirmed COVID-19 public health interventions helped decrease the […]

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Trouble getting your second COVID vaccine dose? There’s a clinic Thursday just for you

Coloradans who are having trouble finding a second dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine will have the chance to be vaccinated Thursday at a drive-up clinic at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. Centura Health is setting aside 2,500 Moderna doses for patients who need an “orphan” second dose “in an effort to ensue community members can be fully vaccinated […]

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Colorado’s “fourth wave” of COVID-19 isn’t the worst in the country, but there’s no sign it’s over yet

Colorado’s “fourth wave” of COVID-19 isn’t among the absolute worst spikes in the country, but it’s difficult to tell where it might go in the second half of April. Hospitalizations in Colorado from confirmed or suspected COVID-19 increased 33% from March 18 through Sunday, which was the 14th-highest rate of increase in the country. It’s nowhere near as bad as […]

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Virus Variants Likely Evolved Inside People With Weak Immune Systems

Growing evidence suggests that people with cancer and other conditions that challenge their immune systems may be incubators of mutant viruses. By Apoorva Mandavilli The version of the coronavirus that surfaced in Britain late last year was shocking for many reasons. It came just as vaccines had offered a glimpse of the end of the pandemic, threatening to dash those […]

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40% of Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

Straining under record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation’s intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates. Many of the facilities are clustered in the South and West. An Associated Press analysis of federal hospital data shows that since November, the share of U.S. hospitals nearing […]

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How your sewage could help track coronavirus in your neighbourhood

Across Canada, scientists are working out how to build an early warning system for a second wave of the novel coronavirus based on a substance we don’t want to look at, think about, or be near: human waste. And they hope to refine their sewage-based surveillance system to the point that it can monitor individual neighbourhoods or institutions, like long-term […]

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Is breastfeeding okay during pandemic? University of Regina professor provides clarity

Breastfeeding can be stressful enough for new mothers.  Adding a pandemic can make it that much more challenging. That’s why an associate professor at the University of Regina is sharing her insights on the topic. Dr. Shela Hirani is an associate professor in the Faculty of Nursing as well as a child health-care professional, researcher and lactation consultant. She recently […]

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