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People who've had COVID-19 are facing memory problems months after contracting the disease, new study says: 'They can't think'

Registered nurse Janet Gilleran prepares to treat coronavirus patient Mike Mokler with Bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody, in the Respiratory Infection Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts on December 31, 2020. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images A new study reveals that people who've had COVID-19 in the past may exhibit cognitive impairments months after an infection. Those impairments can include problems with memory, as well as slower processing speed....
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Cdc, Memory, Trends, Mount Sinai, Boston Globe, Boston Massachusetts, Centers for Disease Control, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System, Tufts Medical Center, Craig F Walker, JAMA Network Open, Coronavirus


Individuals who are fully vaccinated now might not be considered so in the future without a COVID-19 booster shot, CDC says

Booster shots are being offered to some adults in the US who got Pfizer's vaccine, called Comirnaty. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images As booster shots rollout, the definition of fully vaccinated might change, the CDC says. Currently, being fully vaccinated in the US means an individual has both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the J&J vaccine. About 6% of the total US population has so far received a booster dose, according to CDC data. The definition of fully vaccinate...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, J J, Johns Hopkins University


Austrian chancellor says the unvaccinated could be forced to lockdown in their homes if COVID-19 cases worsen

Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg in October 2021. Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Austria's chancellor on Friday warned of possible restrictions for people not vaccinated against COVID-19. Restrictions for unvaccinated people would begin if ICU capacity reaches 25%, he said, according to the Associated Press. If more than 600 people require treatment in the ICU, health authorities will require the unvaccinated to remain in their homes. People in Austria who are not vaccinated ag...
Tags: Science, News, International, Trends, Ap, Austria, Who, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus, COVID, Alexander Schallenberg, Schallenberg


Pregnant women pass fewer coronavirus antibodies to unborn boys than girls - a clue as to why men are more vulnerable to severe COVID-19

A pregnant woman wears a mask during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Charles Krupa/AP Photo Pregnant women carrying baby boys have fewer coronavirus antibodies than those carrying girls, a study found. Pregnant women also transferred fewer antibodies to male fetuses than females, the findings showed. The research offers a hint about how the male immune system responds to COVID-19. It's one of the pandemic's most persistent mysteries: Why are men and boys more vulnerable to ...
Tags: Science, News, Boston, US, Trends, Pfizer, Antibodies, Pregnant Mother, Massachusetts General Hospital, Immunity, Charles Krupa, Surrey England, Moderna, Fetus, Aria Bendix, Coronavirus


Pfizer says its booster shot has 95.6% efficacy against COVID-19 amid the Delta variant

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Jerusalem. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer said its booster shot is 95.6% effective against preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant. The results were from its first large trial, of more than 10,000 people aged 16 and older. Half of the participants got the third booster dose, and half got a placebo. Pfizer said on Monday that its coronavirus booster shot has 95.6% efficacy at preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant.Th...
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The amount of coastal water that can harbor harmful Vibrio bacteria has spiked 56%. One species is flesh-eating.

Dead menhaden fish float in the Navesink River in New Jersey on April 2, 2021. The state's Department of Environmental Protection said a species of Vibrio bacteria is likely responsible. Wayne Parry/AP Rising sea temperatures are leading the habitat for Vibrio bacteria - which lives in warm, brackish water - to expand. The portion of coastlines in which Vibrio bacteria can thrive has risen 56% since the 1980s. It's one of many ways climate change is worsening human health. The amo...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, Cdc, Scotland, Environment, US, Trends, Public Health, Canada, New Jersey, United Nations, Associated Press, Infectious Disease, Pacific Northwest, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


The FDA just authorized booster shots of Moderna's and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines and is letting users mix and match shots

An employee of Japan's Suntory Holdings receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for Covid-19. KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images The FDA authorized booster shots of the Moderna and J&J vaccines on Wednesday. The agency also authorized people to get different vaccine brand as a booster shot. J&J recipients can get a booster after two months. Moderna recipients should wait six months. The Food and Drug Administration authorized on Wednesday booster shots for Moderna's and Johnson &...
Tags: Health, Japan, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, University of Pittsburgh, Johnson Johnson, Moore, Baylor College of Medicine, The Food and Drug Administration


Pfizer's vaccine cuts the risk of COVID-19 hospitalization in teens by 93% in a CDC analysis

A boy receives the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Tegucigalpa, on September 25, 2021, during a vaccination programme for teens aged 12 to 15 ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP) (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer's vaccine strongly protects teens against severe COVID-19 after two doses, CDC data suggests. 97% of US teens hospitalized with COVID-19 were unvaccinated in the cases the CDC studied. Vaccines were "imperative" to reduce severe COVID-19 among young peopl...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Teen, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Vaccine, TEGUCIGALPA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, ORLANDO SIERRA, Coronavirus


A cancer survivor carried the coronavirus for almost a year in the world's longest-ever active COVID-19 case

A woman receives a COVID-19 booster shot in Miami. Not related to this story. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky A 47-year-old woman carried the coronavirus for at least 335 days, a new case study found. She was immunocompromised following a blood cancer treatment three years prior, per the study. This is the longest ever documented active case of COVID-19, the study authors said. A cancer survivor was found to have carried the coronavirus for at least 335 days in the longest ever documented case of ...
Tags: Science, Cancer, US, Trends, Immune System, News UK, Miami, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda Maryland, Science News, Lynne Sladky, Coronavirus, COVID, Marianne Guenot


Without Covid-19 jab, ‘reinfection may occur every 16 months’

Reports grow of repeat infection as experts warn prevalence among school pupils puts older people at riskCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Covid-19 infections surge in England, people are increasingly reporting catching Sars-CoV-2 for a second or even third time. New analysis has suggested that unvaccinated individuals should expect to be reinfected with Covid-19 every 16 months, on average. Continue reading...
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Russia is still being ravaged by COVID-19, with 1,000 deaths a day and only 33% vaccinated

A man carries boxes in front of a screen showing President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 4. AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky Russia is reporting record high death tolls from COVID-19 as the coronavirus rages. The country has only vaccinated about a third of its population. Many Russians are skeptical of the country's home-grown shots, hampering vaccine rollouts. Russia's COVID-19 death toll reached record highs this week, starkly illustrating how the nation has struggl...
Tags: Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Trends, Ap, New York Times, News UK, Moscow, Pfizer, Kremlin, Times, St Petersburg, Moscow Russia, St Petersburg Russia, TASS


Right-wing media are using Colin Powell's death to push their anti-vaccine agenda

Colin Powell. CBS News Right-wing media personalities are using Colin Powell's death to question COVID-19 vaccine efficacy. Powell died Monday from COVID-19 complications. He was vaccinated but was being treated for cancer. Health officials are pushing back at the unfounded claims made by Fox News and Newsmax. Right-wing media personalities are using the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell to sow doubt over the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.Several conservative media person...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, News UK, Fox News, Vanity Fair, George Washington University, State, John Roberts, Powell, Fox Friends, NewsMax, Lambert


Colin Powell talked about his existing health struggles months before dying of COVID-19 complications: 'Don't feel sorry for me'

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capital Concerts Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died of complications from COVID-19 on Monday. He was fully vaccinated, but had other health struggles that likely made him more vulnerable. He told Bob Woodward months before his death: "Don't feel sorry for me, for god's sakes." Colin Powell spoke about his existing health struggles with the journalist Bob Woodward months before he died of complications fro...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Reuters, State, Erin Schumaker, Don, Powell, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Colin Powell, Coronavirus, COVID


The FDA plans to allow people to 'mix-and-match' their COVID-19 booster shots, a new report says

The federal government has provided COVID-19 relief in numerous forms, from free vaccines to economic programs. Reuters The FDA is expected to allow a "mix-and-match" approach for COVID-19 booster shots, The New York Times reported. The authorization will allow Americans to get a different brand booster than what they initially received. It will not recommend one brand over another but may mention it is preferable to receive the same brand, The Times reported. The Food and Drug Administrat...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Cohn, Baylor College of Medicine


Colin Powell, who died on Monday from COVID-19, had a blood-cell cancer that likely weakened his immune system

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capital Concerts Colin Powell, former US secretary of state, died on Monday from COVID-19 complications. Powell was vaccinated but was being treated for cancer, so he was likely immunocompromised. Immunocompromised people should take precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, the CDC says. Colin Powell, former US secretary of state, died on Monday from COVID-19 complications, according to a statement from the Powe...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Iraq, US, Trends, Cnn, Fox News, Pfizer, George W Bush, George Washington University, State, Erin Schumaker, John Roberts, Media Matters


A Florida school says vaccinated students must stay home for 30 days after each shot, citing a false claim that they'll infect others

Junior Molly Day got her first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School in Pennsylvania on May 3. Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images Centner Academy in Miami, Florida said any student who gets vaccinated must quarantine for 30 days. The school is promoting a dangerous, debunked rumor that vaccinated students can infect others. An infectious-disease expert who spoke with WSVN characterized the false claim as "science fiction." A private school in Miami is re...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, California, Cdc, Trends, Pennsylvania, Delta, Schools, Astrazeneca, Miami, Associated Press, Pfizer


I got my first COVID shot in Nigeria and the second in the UK, and the difference was infuriating

The author, Paul Adepoju (left), got his first Covid vaccine shot in Nigeria. The center was so crowded that there was no room to sit down. Paul Adepoju In Nigeria, less than 3% of the population has gotten the Covid vaccine. In the UK, 68% of people are fully vaccinated. Life is returning to normal in both places - but in Nigeria, most people must make do without the vaccine. There's a growing push to speed up vaccine access in poor countries. I got my first COVID-19 vaccine shot in...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Nigeria, Africa, America, Trends, Cnn, National Health Service, Patents, West Africa, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, World Bank


Fauci says he is polarizing because he supports 'science, data, and hard facts' and not conspiracy theories

Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on June 22, 2021. The White House Dr. Anthony Fauci has advised the White House on COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. He told Fox News' Chris Wallace he has become a polarizing figure because he stands with science. "Sometimes the truth becomes inconvenient for some people, so they react against me," he said. Dr. Anthony Fauci said he's become a polarizing figure during the pandemic because he stands with "science, data, and hard facts" instead o...
Tags: Science, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Wallace, Chris Wallace, Fauci, Fox News Chris Wallace, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani


A Florida school says students who get vaxxed must stay home for 30 days due to unfounded claim that they'll infect others

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer Biontech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School in Ridley, Pennsylvania on May, 3, 2021. Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images Centner Academy in Florida told parents any student who gets vaccinated must quarantine for 30 days. That's because of a belief that vaccinated students can infect unvaccinated students, WSVN reported. An infectious disease expert who spoke with WSVN characterized that belief as "science fiction." A private...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, California, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Schools, Vaccine, Johnson, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


States spent at least $89 million on COVID-19 vaccine lotteries. None of them worked, new research suggests.

Heidi Russell, of Aurora, Colorado, was the fifth and final $1 million winner in the state's vaccine lottery. David Zalubowski/AP States' vaccine lotteries did not raise COVID-19 vaccination rates, new research suggests. The tens of millions of dollars spent on those lotteries were not a good use of funds, economists say. The finding could inform plans for future public-health emergencies. In the spring, when Ohio announced it was holding a $1 million lottery to encourage residents...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, Science, News, Maryland, Washington, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Trends, Research, Maine, Arkansas, Ohio, Associated Press, Vaccine


Trump-backed Republican, eyeing bid for Pennsylvania governor's office, falsely suggests COVID-19 vaccines are not true vaccines

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin. Julio Cortez/Associated Press Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano was first elected in a 2019 special election. His 33rd state senate district is located in the south-central part of the state. He was reelected in 2020 with 68.6% of the vote. He says Pennsylvania's election that year was fraudulent. A Pennsylvania Republican who tried to block his state's votes from being counted in the 2020 election held a fundraiser at a chur...
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CDC data confirms J&J is the worst-performing COVID-19 vaccine in the US - but being unvaccinated is far more dangerous

Johnson & Johnson's one shot COVID-19 vaccine isn't performing as well as two shot mRNA vaccines. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC has released data breaking down COVID-19 cases and deaths by vaccination status, as well as vaccine brand. The data shows "firstly, the vaccines work," an independent immunologist said. But it also suggests that Moderna's vaccine has an edge, and J&J's probably needs a boost. Two COVID-19 shots work better than on...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Fda, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, Moore, US Food and Drug Administration, J J, John Moore, Janssen, Marks


Here's what it was like to get one Covid shot in Nigeria, where less than 3% are vaccinated, and a second in the UK, where people are already getting access to booster shots

The author, Paul Adepoju (left), got his first Covid vaccine shot in Nigeria. The center was so crowded that there was no room to sit down. Paul Adepoju In Nigeria, less than 3% of the population has gotten the Covid vaccine. In the UK, 68% of people are fully vaccinated. Life is returning to normal in both places - but in Nigeria, most people must make do without the vaccine. There's a growing push to speed up vaccine access in poor countries. I got my first COVID-19 vaccine shot in...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Nigeria, Africa, America, Trends, Cnn, National Health Service, Patents, West Africa, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, World Bank


Don't assume that a runny nose, headache, or sore throat is just a cold - get a COVID-19 test to avoid spreading the coronavirus, experts say

Luis Mostacero receives a Covid-19 test from testing technician Jamie Kunzer at Doctors Test Centers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service/Getty Images A runny nose, headache, or sore throat could be symptoms of either COVID-19 or a bad cold. Experts said it's tough to know the difference between the two from symptoms alone - so don't self-diagnose. If you have respiratory symptoms, stay at h...
Tags: Health, England, Science, News, Cold, Youtube, Trends, Chicago, Healthcare, Symptoms, University of Edinburgh, University College London, Don, University of Birmingham, Hare International Airport, Zoe


7 studies ivermectin fans cite to say the drug works against COVID-19, and why they're flawed

Ivermectin tablets are commonly prescribed for deworming in countries including India and Brazil. Photo by Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Ivermectin is good at killing parasites, but it's still not clear it can do much for COVID-19. Some of the most popular studies people use to tout its benefits against the coronavirus are deeply flawed. Better answers are on the way. Ivermectin has revolutionized our ability to kill parasites, and it is widely available around the wo...
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43,000 people may have been wrongly told their COVID-19 test was negative because of a lab error in England

A medical staff member wearing PPE of gloves, eye protection, a face mask and an apron, tests an NHS worker for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Wolverhampton, central England on April 07, 2020. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images COVID-19 testing at the Immensa Health Clinic lab in central England has been suspended. About 43,000 people may have received a false negative test result because of an error at the lab. The UK Health Security Agency said that it was an "isolated incident." About 43,00...
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The FDA's expert panel just unanimously backed Moderna's booster shot for high-risk groups, paving way for the agency's OK

Moderna stock has soared over the last year on the back of its coronavirus vaccine. Radek Mica/Getty Images On Thursday the FDA's expert panel voted in favor of booster shots of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna is seeking an OK for all older adults (65+) and younger adults at high risk of severe COVID-19. The FDA now has to decide whether or not to OK Moderna's booster shot. Moderna just got a step closer to rolling out a COVID-19 booster shot to the general public. A panel...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biotech, University of Pittsburgh, Johnson Johnson, Moore


People taking statins less likely to die from Covid, study suggests

Experts warn findings do not prove cholesterol-lowering drugs can reduce death ratesMillions of people who take statins may be less likely to die from Covid, research suggests.The cholesterol-lowering drugs are one of the world’s most popular medications. They can also reduce inflammation in blood vessels, which has prompted questions over whether they could help with outcomes in coronavirus patients. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Statins, Medical Research, Coronavirus, COVID


An Ohio woman was denied a life-saving liver transplant after refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Clinicians work on intubating a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 10, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Michelle Vitullo can't get her planned liver transplant since she and her donor won't get vaccinated. Vitullo has end-stage liver disease, which is fatal without transplantation. Hospitals say COVID-19 vaccination is necessary for the safety of both donor and recipient. After years battling stage-four liver cancer and...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Trends, Green, Fox, Cbs, Ohio, Fox News, Vaccine, Liver disease, Denver, Cleveland Clinic, Transplant, Lake Charles Louisiana, Kidney disease, Mario Tama Getty


90,000 US COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented by vaccines in 4 months, 2 leading US nonprofits estimate

A protester holds an anti-vaccination sign as supporters of President Donald Trump rally in Woodland Hills, California on May 16, 2020. David McNew/Getty Images About 90,000 COVID-19 deaths in the US between June and September were preventable, two US nonprofits say. In September, 49,000 deaths could have been avoided if more adults got a COVID-19 shot, they said. The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare cited a tracker that uses CDC data. About 90,000 COVID-19 d...
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