Study: Brain fog can persist in younger COVID-19 patients who are not hospitalized

A new study found that while hospitalized COVID-19 patients are at a greater risk of cognitive impairment, those who don’t require hospitalization also are at risk. File photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo Oct. 22 (UPI) — People who contract COVID-19 can experience brain fog and other cognitive impairments even if they’re younger or…

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Pfizer, BioNTech report high efficacy of COVID-19 booster shot in study

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado RuvicBERLIN, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and German partner BioNTech SE (22UAy.DE) on Thursday said data from a Phase III trial demonstrated…

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Russia’s infections, deaths soar to pandemic’s highest

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Moscow on Thursday announced plans to shut restaurants, cinemas and non-food stores and introduce other restrictions later this month, as Russia registered the highest daily numbers of new coronavirus infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic.The government coronavirus task force reported 36,339 new confirmed infections and 1,036 deaths…

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Prior Covid Infection Is As Effective At Preventing The Virus As Vaccination, U.K. Study Suggests

Topline People who previously contracted Covid-19 have about the same level of protection against contracting the disease as those fully inoculated with two key vaccines, according to the findings of a study published Monday which adds to a growing and sometimes contradictory body of research on natural immunity. CREMONA, ITALY – JANUARY 06: A doctor…

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CDC releases official guidance for upcoming holiday celebrations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans on Friday to celebrate upcoming holidays by taking basic safety measures against the Covid-19 pandemic that still plagues the nation.”Protect those not yet eligible for vaccination such as young children by getting yourself and other eligible people around them vaccinated,” the CDC noted in guidance issued…

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How Antiviral Pill Molnupiravir Shot Ahead in the COVID Drug Hunt

The pharmaceutical firm Merck announced last week that an antiviral pill it’s developing can cut hospitalizations and deaths among people with COVID-19 by half. The results haven’t yet been peer reviewed. But if the drug candidate, molnupiravir, is authorized by regulators, it would be the first oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19. By contrast, the other…

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Texas man charged with threatening prominent doctor over her Covid vaccine advocacy

A Texas man was charged in federal court with threatening a prominent health policy professional over her Covid-19 vaccination advocacy, ethnic background and gender, authorities said Tuesday.The Justice Department said the man, Scott Eli Harris, 51, of Aubrey, was arrested following Tuesday’s unsealing of a grand jury indictment that contained a single allegation.It says he…

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Texas Gov. Abbott issues order banning Covid vaccination mandates in rebuke of Biden

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Monday prohibiting any entity, including private businesses, from imposing Covid-19 vaccination requirements on employees or customers.”The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced,” said Abbott said in a statement.Abbott, a Republican, said in his…

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Biden Admin to Buy More At-Home COVID Tests, Expand Free Testing Sites

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is ramping up its purchases of coronavirus tests and making free testing available in more pharmacies across the country, officials at the White House’s COVID-19 Response Team announced Wednesday. “In the past few months testing has increased, particularly at-home testing, a convenient option that came to market earlier this year,”…

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Fauci Says Immigrants Are ‘Absolutely Not’ Driving Covid-19 Surge: ‘Let’s Face Reality Here’

Topline Dr. Anthony Fauci slammed a belief popular among Republicans and the unvaccinated that immigrants are to blame for the U.S.’s Covid-19 transmission, as reported in a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll, saying Sunday the issue is “within our country” and is not because of immigrants or tourists bringing the coronavirus from other countries. Dr.…

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The Lab-Leak Theory of COVID’s Origin Is Not Totally Irrational

Credit: Jay Bendt In June a well-known climate scientist opined on Twitter that “I’d be more likely to believe the COVID lab-leak hypothesis if the people pushing it weren’t largely the same people pushing [bogus] conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election and climate change.” He has a point. Early in the pandemic, the lab-leak…

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Unvaccinated Need Not Apply — Job Ads Requiring Covid Jab Skyrocket

Topline Job postings requiring Covid-19 vaccination have skyrocketed since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech shot in August, according to LinkedIn data provided to Forbes, as employers ramp up the pressure on workers who are still refusing to get the jab.  Employers are increasingly requiring their workers to be…

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