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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


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


CNN's John King reveals he has multiple sclerosis and says he's grateful for his colleagues who got vaccinated

John King on CNN's "Inside Politics." CNN CNN anchor and chief national correspondent John King revealed on Tuesday that he has multiple sclerosis.King made the announcement on his program, "Inside Politics," and said he was immunocompromised."So I am grateful you are all vaccinated. I am grateful my employer says all of these amazing people who work on the floor, who came in here in the last 18 months when we are doing this, are vaccinated now that we have vaccines," he added."I don...
Tags: Science, News, Media, Trends, Cnn, Multiple Sclerosis, John King, Oliver Darcy, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Speed desk, Kelly McLaughlin Andrea Michelson


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


Conservative radio host Dennis Prager announces he tested positive for COVID-19, which he said he was intentionally trying to contract 'the entire time'

Charlie Kirk and Dennis Prager. Turning Point USA Conservative radio host Dennis Prager has tested positive for COVID-19. He claimed to be unvaccinated and on a mix of drugs including Ivermectin. He also claimed he wanted to contract COVID-19 to achieve "natural immunity." Conservative radio host Dennis Prager announced on Monday he tested positive for COVID-19, which he said he was intentionally trying to contract "the entire time."Broadcasting "The Dennis Prager Show," from his home, he ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, Trends, Conservative, Dennis Prager, Prager, Jason Campbell, Charlie Kirk, Zelenko, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Azmi Haroun, Dennis Prager Turning Point USA Conservative


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


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...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Science, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Philadelphia, Fda, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Rudy Giuliani


J&J boosters are on the horizon for everyone who got that shot - regardless of age, job, or health

Unlike Pfizer and Moderna's booster shot applications, which the FDA authorized only for certain groups, J&J's extra dose will be available to anyone who received the first shot once it's authorized. Brendan McDermid/Reuters An FDA expert panel on Friday unanimously recommended the authorization of a J&J booster shot. If approved, the booster will be available to anyone who received the J&J shot. J&J recipients had felt in the dark and ignored by public-heath authorities for mo...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Erin Schumaker, Johnson & Johnson


Survey finds 22% of scientists who do media interviews about COVID get violent threats

Nature surveyed 300 scientists who've done media interviews about COVID. The results had some surprisingly positive notes — 85% said "their experiences of engaging with the media were always or mostly positive, even if they were harassed afterwards". But as you might expect, a significant chunk described some ghastly abuse. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Harassment, Science, News, COVID-19


I used a COVID-19 rapid test for the first time and it was surprisingly easy

I tried Abbott's BinaxNOW rapid antigen test. Andrea Michelson I tested myself for COVID-19 from the comfort of my bedroom. I had never taken a rapid test before, but the instructions were easy to follow. Rapid antigen tests are convenient, but they're not as sensitive as PCR tests. I made it through 2020 and most of 2021 without taking a rapid COVID-19 test. I've been careful about masking up and socializing outside, so I haven't had many COVID scares. Andrea Mic...
Tags: Science, Trends, Features, Walgreens, Cvs, Abbott, Abbott Laboratories, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Andrea Michelson, Covid Test


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...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, France, US, Trends, Healthcare, Vaccination, Vaccines, Donald Trump, US UK, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Amin, Kaiser Family Foundation, Woodland Hills California, David McNew Getty


A drugmaker backed by the company that owns Marlboro cigarettes plans to launch the world's first plant-based COVID-19 vaccine

A nurse is inoculated with the Pfizer/BioNTEch coronavirus vaccine in Toronto, Canada, December 14, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio A Japanese drugmaker plans to submit data for a plant-based COVID-19 vaccine to Canadian regulators. The vaccine is made using a relative of the tobacco plant. Medicago, which is making the vaccine, is part-owned by tobacco giant Philip Morris International. The world's first plant-based COVID-19 vaccine could reach Canada's drug regulator by the end of th...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, Science, News, Trends, Canada, Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Vaccine, Quebec, Financial Times, Marlboro, Transparency Market Research, Toronto Canada


Fully vaccinated people who previously had COVID-19 should be last in line for booster shots, experts say

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine in the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina, on August 29, 2021. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images Fully vaccinated people with a past COVID-19 infection may be last to get booster shots. COVID-19 infection can trigger the immune response in a similar way to booster shots. Therefore, these people have already had "three exposures," one expert said. Fully vaccinated people who previously had COVID-19 could be the last in line for boo...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Philadelphia, Vaccine, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Booster, London Metropolitan University, Yale University, Rockefeller University, Children s Hospital


Strict COVID-19 policies in Democratic-led states worked, new research found. Republican-led states saw more illness.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York issued a mask mandate, social-distancing rules, and gathering limits in 2020. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Democratic-led states had stricter COVID-19 responses and better health outcomes, a new study found. States with stricter COVID-19 rules saw 8% fewer cases, on average, than models would've predicted. The study's researchers said the results showed politics shouldn't influence public-health policy. After nearly two years of politically charged b...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, Maryland, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Gop, Republican, Andrew Cuomo, Erin Schumaker, Binghamton University, Little Italy, Vermont Massachusetts, Ron DeSantis


Advocates for ivermectin use severely flawed data

If ivermectin had dramatic results in combating Covid-19, it should perform well in any well-conducted, unbiased scientific study, but this is not the case The post Advocates for ivermectin use severely flawed data appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Science, Opinion, Data, Astrazeneca, Peer Review, Openaccess, Meta Analyses, Ivermectin, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Vaccine Hesitancy, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pierre Kory, Covid-19 vaccines, Pre-prints


'Enjoy it': Fauci says it's safe for Americans and their children to trick or treat on Halloween

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said Halloween's outdoor celebrations like trick-or-treating were safe. The weekly average of daily COVID-19 cases reported in the US has dipped below 100,000. Fauci also said, however, that 68 million eligible Americans remained unvaccinated. In a Sunday interview with the CNN anchor Dana Bash, Dr. Anthony Fauci said US COVID-19 cases were headed in the "right direction" and Americans should ...
Tags: Halloween, Politics, Science, US, Holiday, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Celebration, Healthcare, Vaccination, Vaccinations, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, Celebrations, Dana Bash


'Enjoy it': Fauci says it's safe for Americans and their children to trick-or-treat and celebrate Halloween

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci finishes his testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the status of COVID-19, July 20, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci told Americans to enjoy Halloween since it is mostly celebrated outdoors. Average daily US COVID-19 cases recently dipped below 100,000 for the first time since early August. According to Fauci, 68 million eligib...
Tags: Halloween, Politics, Science, US, Holiday, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Celebration, Healthcare, Vaccination, Capitol Hill, Vaccinations, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, Celebrations


Kids ages 5-11 could start getting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine next month. Here's what to know and how to get your child a shot.

Finley Martin, 14, gets the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena, on May 14, 2021 in California. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Pfizer has formally asked the FDA to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use among kids ages 5 to 11. A doctor who helped run Pfizer's vaccine trial told Insider he wants his kids to be "first in line." Here are the answers to common questions parents might have about the vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. On ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Walgreens, New Jersey, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Miami, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Erin Schumaker


Anthony Fauci says one line from 'The Godfather' has shaped his career

The line "It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business," comes from the 1972 film "The Godfather." IMDb/Paramount Pictures In a new documentary, called "Fauci," Dr. Anthony Fauci reveals that a line from the movie "The Godfather" has guided his career. It's a classic quote: "It's not personal. It's strictly business." See more stories on Insider's business page. "It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business."The deadpan line, delivered by a young Al...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, Washington, Disney, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Brooklyn, Ronald Reagan, National Institutes of Health, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Nih, George W Bush


The White House says vaccine mandates raised employee vaccination by 20+ percentage points

President Joe Biden delivers remark on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A White House report says vaccine mandates helped raise vaccination rates. The report argues that the requirements were increased employee vaccination rates by 20+ percentage points. The mandate for private employers has not been enacted yet, but some businesses moved pre-emptively. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House said that...
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Some countries are limiting teens to 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine, citing very rare heart complications which can follow a 2nd shot

A 12-year-old in Los Angeles received a COVID-19 vaccine in May 2021. Patrick Fallon/AFP/Getty Images Norway, Hong Kong, and the UK moved to give young people only a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Data suggests that a type of heart inflammation is slightly more common in adolescent males. Authorities in the US - where more children are badly ill - decided full vaccination outweighs the risk. See more stories on Insider's business page. Some countries are offering only one dose of CO...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, Sweden, Cdc, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Britain, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Finland, Vaccination, Heart


People are developing diabetes after COVID-19. It might be because the virus messing with insulin-producing cells, new research suggests.

A person having their blood sugar level checked. Oscar Lopera Martos / EyeEm / Getty Images Some COVID-19 patients have been developing symptoms of diabetes after infection. This has scientists asking if COVID-19 could trigger diabetes. Early findings suggest that the coronavirus could be prompting the pancreas to self-destruct. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus could be harming vital cells in the pancreas and leaving people with diabetes, according to new r...
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J&J recipients are a big step closer to getting booster shots, after feeling neglected by the CDC for months

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies during a Senate committee hearing on COVID-19, September 23, 2020. GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Two shots of the J&J vaccine offer 94% protection from COVID-19, the company announced last month. But as many Pfizer recipients started getting boosters, J&J recipients were left wondering what's next for them. On Tuesday, J&J said it submitted data to the FDA to request authorization for booster shots. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Senate, White House, US, San Francisco, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Abc News, Anthony Fauci


Israel tightened its COVID vaccine pass to require a booster shot to get into most indoor venues

People eat at a restaurant in Jerusalem, on March 7, 2021, after Israel reopened restaurants, bars and cafes to vaccinated "green pass" holders. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images Israel plans to change its vaccine passports soon to require booster shots. Its "green pass" is due to become invalid if a booster shot is not taken within six months of the second dose. Isreal is the first country to add boosters to its vaccination certificates. See more stories on Insider's business page. Isra...
Tags: Science, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Trends, News UK, Fda, Vaccine, Booster, Isreal, Haaretz, Health Ministry, US Food and Drug Administration FDA, Andrew Dunn, Jack Guez, Coronavirus


Fauci says it's too soon to tell whether holiday gatherings should be avoided

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on July 20, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool Dr. Anthony Fauci said the US should focus on vaccinating more people before the holidays. 70 million eligible Americans remain unvaccinated against COVID-19. Only 55% of Americans are fully vaccinated, according to Fauci. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a "Face The Nation" interview on Sunday...
Tags: Politics, Science, Holidays, Cdc, Washington, White House, Christmas, US, Trends, Anthony Fauci, Holiday Season, New York Times Read, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Fauci, Margaret Brennan, Face the Nation


A 105-year-old woman who survived the 1918 flu that killed 50 million people worldwide has died of COVID-19

Dorene Giacopini holds up a photo of her mother Primetta Giacopini while posing for a photo at her home in Richmond, Calif. on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. AP Photo/Josh Edelson Primetta Giacopini died from COVID-19 on September 19, having survived the 1918 flu. The 1918 flu killed 50 million people - about one-fifth of the world's population at the time. Giacopini was hospitalized in September and died at 105, her daughter, Dorene, told the AP. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
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