A breakthrough infection is an infection with a virus, bacterium or other germ after you have been vaccinated. This is an expected occurrence for a small percentage of those receiving any vaccine, since no vaccine for any disease is 100% … Continue reading Breakthrough Infections: Coronavirus (COVID-19) After Full Vaccination
What are the symptoms of Omicron? For our analysis, we took the health reports from contributors reporting positive cases in the ZOE COVID Study app in December 2021 as Omicron became dominant and compared them with data from early October … Continue reading Omicron Symptoms: What Are They and How Long Do They Last?
The latest data published by the UK Health Security Agency confirms fully vaccinated individuals in England are up to 3.2 times more likely to die of Covid-19 than unvaccinated individuals based on Covid-19 death-rates per 100,000 population. This means, based … Continue reading Fully Vaccinated up to 3.2x More Likely to Die of COVID-19 Than Unvaccinated
The origin of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 is uncertain because it contains a large number of mutations that are rare in other known human variants. The most popular theory is that Omicron evolved during a protracted infection of an … Continue reading COVID-19: Did Omicron Evolve in Mice?
More than 4.58 billion people worldwide have received a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, equal to about 59.7 percent of the world population. This map shows the stark gap between vaccination programs in different countries. The data is compiled from … Continue reading How Many People Have Been COVID-19 Vaccinated Worldwide?
In the northern hemisphere, the arrival of winter has brought concerns about COVID-19 back to the forefront, with multiple countries reporting high case rates and warning of increasing pressure on hospital services. The situation prompted Austria, a small EU member … Continue reading Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines Are Not The Solution
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions of people to be ill and led to millions of deaths worldwide. This public health emergency has affected everyone’s life and well-being. Through the suffering, however, there is one silver lining: The pandemic has … Continue reading How COVID-19 is Changing Research and Healthcare
Increasing numbers of people are searching for information on how to “detox” themselves from the COVID-19 vaccine after receiving it, over fears it could have detrimental effects. But is this ever safe or even possible?Can you really ‘detox the vaccine,’ … Continue reading Can You ‘Detox’ From the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Experts say it’s likely we will need COVID-19 booster shots in the future, although it’s too early to tell how often those shots could be needed. Spencer Platt/Getty Images COVID-19 booster shots work by strengthening the immunity protection provided by … Continue reading Are COVID-19 Boosters Needed Every 6 Months?
The CDC on Tuesday gave the green light for this age group to get a Pfizer shot, which marks the first COVID-19 vaccine available for children under 12 years old. All Americans ages 5 and up are now vaccine-eligible. Children … Continue reading COVID Vaccine for Kids Ages 5 to 11: Top Questions Answered
nfluenza (the flu) and COVID-19, the illness caused by the pandemic coronavirus, are both contagious respiratory illnesses, meaning they affect your lungs and breathing, and can be spread to others. Although the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar, … Continue reading COVID-19 vs. the Flu Similarities and Differences
The pharmaceutical firm Merck announced last week that an antiviral pill it’s developing can cut hospitalizations and deaths among people with COVID-19 by half. The results haven’t yet been peer reviewed. But if the drug candidate, molnupiravir, is authorized by … Continue reading How Antiviral Pill Molnupiravir Shot Ahead in the COVID Drug Hunt
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, one that especially reaches into your respiratory tract, which includes your lungs. COVID-19 can cause a range of breathing problems, from mild to critical. Older adults and people who have other health conditions like heart … Continue reading What Does the COVID-19 Virus Do to Your Lungs?
New COVID-19 cases increased this past week in the United States but so did the daily vaccination rate. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images New COVID-19 cases have risen to more than 100,000 per day over the past week in … Continue reading Where COVID-19 Cases Are Rising and Falling
The coronavirus pandemic has a lot of dark sides. Around the world, people get ill and die, schools close, the healthcare system is overloaded, employees lose their jobs, companies face bankruptcy, stock markets collapse and countries have to spend billions … Continue reading Covid-19 Bright Side: 7 Opportunities of the Pandemic
The one time I got tested for COVID-19, I wound up in the emergency room — but not because I tested positive. During the test, as the technician kept inching the swab deeper and deeper inside my nose, I felt … Continue reading Do Nasal or Oral Swab Covid-19 Tests Cause Body Damage?
Chris Murray, a University of Washington disease expert whose projections on COVID-19 infections and deaths are closely followed worldwide, is changing his assumptions about the course of the pandemic. Murray had until recently been hopeful that the discovery of several … Continue reading When Will the Covid-19 Pandemic End?
People with asthma face unique challenges when it comes to COVID-19. However, research suggests that people with asthma are not at higher risk for contracting the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or developing COVID-19 if they do contract an infection. Dr. Payel … Continue reading Expert Update: COVID-19 and Asthma
The COVID-19 vaccines in use now have been touted for how well they work—the Pfizer vaccine trials found its product to be 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infections after both shots and the Moderna 94.1 percent effective after the … Continue reading Can You Spread Coronavirus After Vaccination?
Myth: Taking a COVID Vaccine Will Give You COVID No, a COVID-19 vaccine will not give you COVID-19. According to the CDC, none of the vaccines in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. Instead, … Continue reading COVID Vaccine Myths Debunked by Experts
The most common reported side effect following vaccination is pain at the injection site. Trial data has shown that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are safe and generally well tolerated. No deaths from anaphylaxis following either vaccine have been reported. … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects: What to Know Now
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to make face masks one of its primary recommendations for preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — some people are turning to plastic face shields … Continue reading Why Plastic Face Shields Aren’t a Safe Alternative to Face Masks
Pregnancy is an exciting — and stressful — time. Your mind races with a zillion questions and concerns ranging from mild (but not silly — there are no silly questions when you’re pregnant) to very serious. A common question is … Continue reading Coronavirus and Pregnancy: Symptoms, Treatment and Risks
Diet plays a crucial role in your health. What you eat, including various herbs and spices, can affect inflammation in your body. This article reviews the science behind 9 herbs and spices that may help fight inflammation. It’s worth noting … Continue reading 9 Herbs and Spices That Fight Inflammation
The COVID-19 vaccines in use now have been touted for how well they work—the Pfizer vaccine trials found its product to be 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infections after both shots and the Moderna 94.1 percent effective after the … Continue reading Can You Spread Coronavirus After You Receive the Vaccine?
The U.S. this week started requiring travelers to show negative Covid-19 tests before flying to the United States from abroad. Now the Biden administration is “actively looking” at whether to mandate Covid-19 tests before domestic flights, a senior Centers for … Continue reading Covid Testing: Airlines Push Back On Testing For Domestic Flights
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends multi-layer cloth masks for the general public. The ideal mask blocks both large respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes — the primary method by which people pass the virus to others — along … Continue reading Best and Worst Face Masks For Covid-19 Virus Protection
With the Pfizer BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine and Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine currently being administered to select groups, the buzz around the COVID-19 vaccine is palpable. Public response to the idea of a vaccine has also grown more favorable, with a national … Continue reading What to Expect From COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
It’s also not surprising that I’ve been bombarded with news over the past few months about how to bolster my immune system. I can’t scroll through my Instagram feed without seeing some influencer bragging about an immune-boosting smoothie or a … Continue reading How To Boost Your Immune System – 5 Tips From Experts
But let’s back up a second: A rapid test manufactured by Abbott Laboratories was given emergency use authorization by the FDA in August 2020. Now, 50 million of these tests are being produced and distributed nationwide every month. Here’s how … Continue reading How Reliable Is the COVID-19 Rapid Test?
Heart bypass surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, is done when coronary arteries, which supply your heart with oxygenated blood, become blocked or damaged. If these arteries are blocked or blood flow is restricted, the heart doesn’t work … Continue reading Heart Bypass Surgery or Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
Jessica Alba leads the 190 employees of the Honest Company—the nontoxic beauty and home goods brand she founded—from a desk smack-dab in the middle of Honest’s light-filled, open-concept Los Angeles headquarters. That is, when she isn’t on the road, expanding … Continue reading Jessica Alba’s On Exercise, Family and Business During Pandemic
By Monday, healthcare workers were the first people in the United States to receive initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now that the vaccine is starting to gradually proliferate through our society at large, what does this mean for the … Continue reading How Life Will (and Won’t) Change After COVID-19 Vaccine
It goes without saying, 2020 has been a year full adapting to changes and accepting new norms. It has had a major impact on the health and wellness space, with more and more people interested in taking care of their … Continue reading 10 Health and Wellness Trends for 2021
Two pharmaceutical companies say they’re ready to begin vaccinating people before the end of December, if their vaccines are authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. What does that mean? The two companies have applied to the FDA for emergency … Continue reading Who Gets the COVID-19 Vaccine First – When Can You Get It
Currently available evidence indicates that COVID-19 may be transmitted from person to person through several different routes. In the scoping review published by La Rosa et al , the human coronaviruses primary transmission mode is person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets … Continue reading Transmission and Prevention of COVID-19
Accumulating evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons with COVID-19 using a symptom-based strategy. This update incorporates recent evidence to inform the duration of isolation and precautions recommended to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to others, while limiting unnecessary prolonged … Continue reading Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19
Although COVID-19 originated in China, the country has made striking improvements. Since the country’s first case, the government adopted strict measures to prevent spreading the virus. As a result, life in China has returned back to normal to a large … Continue reading How China Recovered From COVID-19 Without Vaccine
To be properly protective, COVID-19 vaccines need to be given to most people worldwide. Only through widespread vaccination will we reach herd immunity – where enough people are immune to stop the disease from spreading freely. To achieve this, some … Continue reading Should COVID-19 Vaccines Be Mandatory? Two Experts Discuss
On Monday, a COVID-19 vaccine made by the drug company Pfizer in conjunction with BioNTech made headlines. An an early analysis released by the drug maker suggested that the vaccine could be more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. … Continue reading Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine ‘90% Effective – What to Know Now
#PandemicLife has been going for what feels like forever (real time: six months), and the whole thing is starting to feel endless. With restrictions on just about every aspect of life and the constant need to wear face masks in … Continue reading When Can You Stop Wearing A Face Mask To Protect From COVID-19?
Your social feeds are lousy with a witch’s brew of supplements that promise to boost your immunity. Surely you’ve seen touts for products like elderberry extract, colloidal silver, and even mushroom powder. But your immunity isn’t a switch—it’s a network. … Continue reading How to Keep Your Immune System Healthy and Strong
When you get ready to leave the house, you check for your wallet, your keys, and nowadays, your face mask. It’s the new norm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings while in public to … Continue reading Working Out With a Face Mask Doesn’t Hinder Breathing
By now, the science is settled: Wearing a mask is the easiest, least intrusive way to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Understanding why isn’t rocket science, but it’s not always intuitive, either. If you—or someone you know, say, … Continue reading This Viral Video Shows How Masks Help Stop COVID-19 from Spreading
Obesity has been linked to an increased risk of getting severely sick from COVID-19 since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Now, experts say having obesity may increase your chances of dying of COVID-19 by nearly 50 percent, according … Continue reading New Study Links Obesity to Increassd Risks of Covid-19
COVID-19 takes a toll on the heart, and not just metaphorically. A recent study looked at the hearts of 100 patients recovering from the novel coronavirus that has gripped the globe. Seventy-eight of the hundred showed signs of heart complications … Continue reading The Effects of COVID-19 on Your Heart and Your Workout
Now that the CDC has recommended using cloth face masks “in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies),” especially in hot spots, people are getting creative with the way they’re covering … Continue reading How to Keep Your Glasses from Fogging Up Due to Your Face Mask
You don’t achieve greatness overnight—and the same goes for scoring rock-solid immunity. Strengthening your body’s defenses requires consistent effort. So take a seat and let’s study your new stay-healthy playbook. Like most of us, I’m doing my damnedest to stay … Continue reading How To Boost Your Immune System – 15 Tips From Experts