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Unfounded Theory Used to Dismiss COVID Measures

Unfounded Theory Used to Dismiss COVID Measures

HEALTH | By Angelo Fichera and Josh Kelety | Jan 8
In widely shared social media posts this week, efforts to combat the disease have been dismissed with just three words: "Mass formation psychosis."

FDA Shortens Timing of Moderna Booster to 5 Months

FDA Shortens Timing of Moderna Booster to 5 Months

HEALTH | Jan 8
U.S. regulators on Friday shortened the time that people who received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine have to wait for a booster — to five months rather than six.

How Do I Know if I have a Cold, the Flu or COVID-19?

How Do I Know if I have a Cold, the Flu or COVID-19?

HEALTH | By Victoria Milko | Jan 7
Experts say testing is the best way to determine what you have since symptoms of the illnesses can overlap.

What Does 'Fully Vaccinated' Mean? Don't Ask the CDC

What Does 'Fully Vaccinated' Mean? Don't Ask the CDC

HEALTH | By Zeke Miller, Mike Stobbe | Jan 5
U.S. health officials aren't changing qualifications for being "fully vaccinated," but are urging Americans to stay "up to date" by getting booster shots when eligible.

Why Are So Many People Getting COVID-19 Lately?

Why Are So Many People Getting COVID-19 Lately?

HEALTH | By Laura Ungar | Jan 4
People might mistakenly think the COVID-19 vaccines will completely block infection, but the shots are mainly designed to prevent severe illness.

How Will Pandemic End? Omicron Clouds Forecasts for Endgame

How Will Pandemic End? Omicron Clouds Forecasts for Endgame

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard, Carla K. Johnson | Jan 3
Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will. But it won't be like flipping a light switch.

Fauci: CDC Mulling COVID Test Requirements for Asymptomatic

Fauci: CDC Mulling COVID Test Requirements for Asymptomatic

HEALTH | By Hope Yen, Aamer Madhani | Jan 3
Federal health officials are looking to add a negative test along with its five-day isolation restrictions for asymptomatic Americans who catch the coronavirus.

New Easy-to-Use COVID-19 Pills Come With a Catch

New Easy-to-Use COVID-19 Pills Come With a Catch

HEALTH | By Tom Murphy | Dec 26
Newly infected COVID-19 patients have two new treatment options that can be taken at home. But that convenience comes with a catch: The pills have to be taken as soon as possible once symptoms appear.

How Will Biden's COVID-19 Test Giveaway Work?

How Will Biden's COVID-19 Test Giveaway Work?

HEALTH | By Darlene Superville | Dec 25
Despite the high public demand for COVID-19 tests, it will still be several more weeks before these kits are available to be shipped.

U.S. Adds Merck Pill as 2nd Easy-to-Use Drug Against COVID-19

U.S. Adds Merck Pill as 2nd Easy-to-Use Drug Against COVID-19

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Dec 23
U.S. health regulators on Thursday authorized the second pill against COVID-19, providing another easy-to-use medication to battle the rising tide of omicron infections.

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