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Covid-19 vs Flu: Is It Harder to Tell?

According to The Wall Street Journal, healthcare officials and doctors expect that this flu season “to be rough this year, and with it comes another challenge: Figuring out whether your symptoms point to the flu, Covid-19 or something else“. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), both the Flu and Covid-19 are […]

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Fully Vaccinated Fear More About Covid Spread

In The New York Times, John Hoffman writes that most parents attitude towards vaccinating their school-age children is changing due to concerns of Delta variant spread, according to a recent survey. According to Kaiser Family Foundation‘s monthly survey, ‘about one in four U.S. parents reported that a child of theirs had to quarantine at home […]

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Merk’s Covid-19 Pill: ‘Unquestionably a game changer!’

Recently Merck & Co announced its first Covid-19 oral pills which is reportedly reduces chances of dying or being hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 infection. The oral pill ‘molnupiravir‘, reportedly introduces errors into the genetic code of the virus, which experts hailed as a potential breakthrough in how the virus is treated, writes the Reuters […]

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YouTube Bans Anti-vaxx Misinformation Contents

According to YouTube Official Blog, it is banning ‘all anti-vaccine content on its platform, including misinformation about approved vaccines for common illnesses in addition to COVID-19’. This reportedly includes ‘several video channels associated with high-profile anti-vaccine activists including Joseph Mercola and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who experts believe are partially responsible for the spread of […]

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Flu and Covid Booster shots Together

In The Washington Post, Allyson Chiu writes that because the flu season is approaching in the mist of another wave of Delta variant fueled Covid-19 pandemic in the US and around the World, health experts in US are reportedly urging “Americans to avail themselves of any and all vaccines they are eligible for — whether […]

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Covid-19 Cases Drop First Time in Three Months

According to CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy base at the University of Minnesota), new cases with Covid-19 dropped in US for the first time in the past three-months. Quoting national news organization’s Covid-19 trackers like the Washington Post, NBC News and the New York Times, CIDRAP reports that though new cases and […]

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Tridemic? A Winter With Covid-19 and Flu

In the PBS News Health section, Helen Branswell writes what to expect from Covid-19 this winder? Jeffrey Duchin, health officer for the Seattle and King County public health department, who has been reportedly mired in the COVID response since the earliest days of the U.S. outbreak, told PBS “The bottom line is, I think, uncertainty”. […]

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Oral Pills to Treat Covid-19

Recently c&en (a Chemical Engineering News) website reported that two COVID-19 antiviral pills advance to late-stage trials. In the article Megha Satyanarayana writes that Merck in collaboration with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics are already enetered into a Phase 3 trial of molnupiravir as an oral treatment for early Covid-19 infection. Two COVID-19 antivirals in pill form are […]

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Covid mRNA Researchers Win “America’s Nobel”

Two University of Pennsylvania researchers, Dr. Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó, who were involved to develop the technology used in the both the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines won a prestigious medical prize Friday often known as “America’s Nobel.“ For the discovery of a new therapeutic technology based on the modification of messenger RNA—enabling rapid […]

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About 1Million MN Eligible for Booster Shot

According to Star Tribune, about I million Minnesotans would be eligible for Pfizer vaccine booster shot. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation, those who are 65 and older as well as those 50 to 64 who have underlying health conditions that put them at high risk for severe COVID-19 infection, […]