What Is Paxlovid? Everything You Need to Know

What Is Paxlovid?  Everything You Need to Know

Hopes that it could be useful for treating people with mild illness have also proved unfounded. In June, a trial of Paxlovid’s effects in standard-risk Covid patients was ended when the treatment failed to significantly relieve the symptoms of those participating. Paxlovid’s usefulness is in protecting at-risk people from experiencing the very worst effects of … Read more

New Portable Device Tests for Current and Past COVID Infections Within Two Hours

New Portable Device Tests for Current and Past COVID Infections Within Two Hours

A group of Boston researchers have designed a postcard-sized test that can detect both a SARS-CoV-2 infection and the presence of antibodies as a result of recent infection—providing a two-in-one punch that can both diagnose active COVID cases (including specifying which variant is responsible), as well as how well protected someone might be from future … Read more

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypoxoutbreak that has infected more than 7,100 Americans. The announcement will free up money and other resources to fight the virus, which may cause fever, body aches, chills, fatigue and pimple-like bumps on many parts of the … Read more

Not being up-to-date on Covid vaccines, boosters means trouble

Not being up-to-date on Covid vaccines, boosters means trouble

If you aren’t up-to-date on your Covid vaccines or booster shots, Dr. Anthony Fauci has a stark warning for you: Get those doses now, or prepare for a harsh Covid fall and winter. “If they don’t get vaccinated or they don’t get boosted, they’re going to get into trouble,” Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccines Hinder the Immune System, Lead to More Severe Illness: Dr. Robert Malone

COVID-19 Vaccines Hinder the Immune System, Lead to More Severe Illness: Dr. Robert Malone

A study out of the United Kingdom has shown that health care workers who received multiple COVID-19 vaccine boosters after initially being infected with the original virus strain from Wuhan are more prone to chronic reinfection from the Omicron varying. This may help explain why the people who have received several COVID-19 vaccine boosters are … Read more

Forget Covid, the Las Vegas Strip May Have a New Health Problem

Forget Covid, the Las Vegas Strip May Have a New Health Problem

The last two years have taught epidemiologist a lot about real time surveillance of transmissible diseases. One of the lessons learned is that sewage water can tell you a lot about a population. So in response to the covid-19 pandemic, the US Centers for Disease Control launched the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) in September … Read more

Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints

Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints

New research hints that even a simple exercise routine just might help older Americans with mild memory problems. Doctors have long advised physical activity to help keep a healthy brain fit. But the government-funded study marks the longest test of whether exercise makes any difference once memory starts to slide — research performed amid a … Read more