No, vaccine side effects don’t tell you how well your immune system will protect you from COVID-19

If someone gets a headache or feels a bit under the weather after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, it’s become common to hear them say something like “Oh, it just means my immune system is really working hard.” On the flip side, when people don’t notice any side effects, they sometimes worry the shot isn’t doing its job or their immune […]

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COVID-19 and Smell Loss (Anosmia)

Smell loss (anosmia) is a common symptom of COVID-19 and occurs in a large proportion of infected patients even in the absence of any other symptoms such as fever or cough. Image Credit: Nenad Cavoski/Shutterstock.com Smell loss and COVID-19 Smell loss (anosmia), reduced smell (hyposmia) or altered smell are common features of colds and flu, in addition to sinusitis and […]

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COVID-19 booster shots may be needed within 12 months, US officials say

People vaccinated against COVID-19 may require booster shots within nine to 12 months of their initial vaccination, Reuters reported. Evidence suggests that the coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna offer at least six months of robust protection from COVID-19 infection. But even if this protection lasts for longer, several highly-transmissible viral variants are now circulating; that means people may […]

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Oral Microbiome Linked to COVID-19 Diagnosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Oral microbial markers may be a potential diagnostic tool for COVID-19, researchers suggest. As reported in Gut, Dr. Lanjuan Li of Zhengzhou University in China and colleagues sequenced 392 tongue-coating samples, 172 fecal and 155 serum samples from Central and East China. They characterized the microbiome and lipid molecules, then constructed microbial classifiers in a […]

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Blocking middle seats on planes reduces risk of COVID-19 spread: CDC

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can travel in US John Hopkins University professor of health policy Dr. Marty Makary weighs in on CDC’s new air travel guidance on ‘FOX News Live’ Blocking middle seats on planes reduces the risk of exposure to COVID-19, a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests. As airlines continue to allow […]

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Ocular Abnormalities Not Likely in Newborns of SARS-CoV-2-infected Mothers

(Reuters Health) – Unlike pathogens such as Cytomegalovirus and Zika, SARS-CoV-2 is not likely to cause ocular problems in newborns whose mothers were infected with the virus during pregnancy, a new case series suggests. In an analysis of data from 165 infants born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, researchers found that just six newborns had positive PCR findings for SARS-CoV-2, and […]

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A year after COVID-19 superspreader, family finds closure

Benefits of COVID vaccine ‘greatly outweigh’ short-lived side effects: Dr. Nesheiwat Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat joins ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss possible side effects from the coronavirus vaccine and weighs in on herd immunity timeline. SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. – With dish soap, brushes and plastic water jugs in hand, Carole Rae Woodmansee’s four children cleaned the gravestone […]

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A year after COVID-19 superspreader, family finds closure

Benefits of COVID vaccine ‘greatly outweigh’ short-lived side effects: Dr. Nesheiwat Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat joins ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss possible side effects from the coronavirus vaccine and weighs in on herd immunity timeline. SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. – With dish soap, brushes and plastic water jugs in hand, Carole Rae Woodmansee’s four children cleaned the gravestone […]

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Rapid COVID-19 tests are coming to stores near you

By Hannah Norman, Kaiser Health News Scientists and lawmakers agree that over-the-counter COVID-19 tests could allow desk workers to settle back into their cubicles and make it easier to reopen schools and travel. But even as entrepreneurs race their products to market, armed with millions of dollars in venture capital and government investment, the demand for COVID testing has waned. […]

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