Jun 15, 2021 10:55 PM EDT
As Americans mourn 600,000 lives lost to COVID-19, two states once hit hard by the pandemic — California and New York — ended nearly all health restrictions on gatherings Tuesday in a sign of the return to normalcy. But states where vaccinations are lagging are not out of the woods yet, especially with the Delta...
May 27, 2021 07:51 PM EDT
... to COVID-19, immunologists are still figuring out what they call the “correlates of protection,” factors that predict just how protected someone is against the coronavirus. Researchers believe that an optimum amount of “neutralizing antibodies,” the type that not only bind the virus but also prevent it from infecting, are ...
May 12, 2021 10:08 PM EDT
... addressing COVID-19.”According to UK government data, 35% of adults are fully vaccinated and deaths and hospitalization rates are dropping. While the UK’s coronavirus infection numbers might be better than the other countries whose travel is restricted, the picture is made more complicated by the increasing threat of ...
Apr 19, 2021 01:47 PM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital's health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. In scenes familiar from surges elsewhere, ambulances catapulted from one hospital to another, trying to find an...
Apr 12, 2021 02:43 PM EDT
Despite a negative covid test, people could have been infected with the coronavirus anyway. And some of them might face lingering health issues.
Apr 12, 2021 02:31 PM EDT
The U.S. lags in testing coronavirus samples from COVID-19 patients, which can help track the spread of the virus and the emergence of new variants. But labs are ramping up this crucial surveillance.
Apr 08, 2021 09:53 PM EDT
As the U.S. vaccinates millions more people each day, the novel coronavirus works to survive. It does this by mutating. So far, several variants are worrisome. A virologist explains what they are.
Mar 25, 2021 06:16 PM EDT
And what about the variants? So far, there isn’t any hard data about the new coronavirus variants and natural immunity or reinfection, but it is certainly possible that immunity from one infection won’t be as strong against infection with a different variant. Vaccination leads to reliable protection COVID ...
Mar 11, 2021 11:35 PM EDT
It was one year ago when the World Health Organization declared the COVID crisis a pandemic. This was the week shutdowns rapidly escalated, large public gatherings began coming to an end and the country faced the prospect of a very different time ahead. Amna Nawaz brings us personal recollections of how life in the U.S....
Mar 11, 2021 11:00 AM EDT
... transportation, the postal service, health care and other sectors. The CDC also states that essential workers may face greater risk of being exposed to the coronavirus given the public-facing nature of their work, their inability to do their work from home and the fact that many of these employees ...
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