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Should you get a COVID-19 booster shot now or wait until fall? Two immunologists help weigh the options
While COVID-19 vaccines continue to be highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death, it has become clear that the protection offered by the current vaccines wanes over time.
At last, COVID-19 shots for little kids – 5 essential reads
The following collection of articles from The Conversation’s archives traces the winding path of the development of COVID-19 vaccines for the youngest children.
Wastewater monitoring took off during the COVID-19 pandemic – and here’s how it could help head off future outbreaks
Wastewater surveillance takes advantage of the fact that many human pathogens and products of human drug metabolism end up in urine, feces, or both.
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COVID causing more type 1 diabetes in kids, with days revolving around blood sugar levels
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have died, while the millions who survived, now faced with disability, are left to grapple with the harsh realities of long COVID-19.
CDC study: Heart problems more likely to occur after COVID infections rather than vaccines
Heart complications have been increasingly connected to people who have contracted COVID-19, but other heart problems have been tied to the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Here's the difference.
What is the new COVID-19 variant BA.2, and will it cause another wave of infections in the US?
BA.2 is the latest subvariant of omicron, the dominant strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. While the origin of BA.2 is still unclear, it has quickly become the dominant strain in many countries, including India, Denmark and South Africa.
Dr. Raul Pino, Orange County Health Director, returns from administrative leave
Dr. Raul Pino, the Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, has been reinstated from administrative leave by the Florida Department of Health.
AdventHealth shares decrease of COVID hospitalizations, warns Omicron's transmissibility still high
AdventHealth shares data on COVID patient numbers, including patients receiving ICU-level care, as well as updates on masks, test, monoclonal antibody treatment and more.
What is the best mask for COVID-19?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its guidelines about masks and respirators a number of times over the past two years and gave its most recent update on Jan. 14, 2022.
AdventHealth: COVID-19 hospitalizations decreasing
The figures represent a downturn from Omicron’s peak in Central Florida during the week of Jan. 17 of more than 1,100 inpatients with COVID-19 in the health care system’s Central Florida Division.
Florida nursing home residents, healthcare staff are getting boosters
Florida nursing home staff with completed vaccinations (no booster) increased 10 percent since the last report, from 63 percent to 73 percent.
Orange County Health Department director placed on administrative leave
Dr. Raul Pino, the Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, has been placed on administrative leave by the Florida Department of Health while it investigates an email Pino sent to employees about the department's low percentage of staff that is vaccinated for COVID-19.
Florida using mostly Regeneron for monoclonal treatment, but it’s questionable when it comes to omicron
The NIH issued its latest guidance on effective treatments against the more transmissible omicron variant, including an antibody treatment called Sotrovimab and other treatments such as Remdesivir.