Bivalent Boosters Are Better Against Recent COVID Strains: Pfizer

Nov. 7, 2022 – If you’re among the 92% or so of Americans yet to get a bivalent COVID-19 booster, here’s some news to consider. The Pfizer/BioNTech updated vaccine triggers a stronger…

Long Covid: Paxlovid reduces risk of long Covid, Veterans Affairs study finds

CNN  —  Paxlovid, the antiviral pill that reduces the risk of hospitalization and death from Covid-19, also reduces the risk of long Covid, according to a new study by researchers…

Black, Hispanic COVID Patients Less Likely to Get Antiviral Paxlovid

“The issue of equity and distribution of Paxlovid is similar to what we saw in the distribution of the vaccine,” she said. “You have to think about access to primary…

Selena Gomez cancels ‘Tonight Show’ appearance after catching Covid

CNN  —  Selena Gomez is trying to keep her hands – and everything else – to herself for a while. The singer on Wednesday shared on Instagram that she has…

Is It Flu, RSV or COVID? Experts Fear the ‘Tripledemic’

Oct. 25, 2022 – Just when we thought this holiday season, finally, would be the back-to-normal one, some infectious disease experts are warning that a so-called tripledemic – influenza, COVID-19,…

IRS Extends Filing Date For 2019 & 2020 Tax Returns For COVID Penalty Relief In Disaster Areas

2020 US tax forms lay on a desktop in West Des Moines, Iowa. getty The IRS says that taxpayers in disaster areas have more to file their returns to qualify…

Long Covid and smell: How to get the treatment you need

CNN  —  It’s been months since your ability to taste and smell disappeared after a Covid-19 infection. You’ve tried to schedule an appointment with a specialist — if you were…

First They Get Long COVID, Then They Lose Their Health Care

Oct. 13, 2022 – It’s a devastating series of setbacks for long COVID patients. First, they get the debilitating symptoms of their condition. Then they are forced to give up…

At the Front Lines of Long COVID, Local Clinics Prove Vital

They’re leading the way in part because the federal government has made only limited efforts, says Lisa McCorkell, a co-founder of the Patient-Led Research Cooperative. The international group was founded in spring…

CDC to Switch From Daily to Weekly COVID Data Updates

Oct. 8, 2022 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it will start updating COVID-19 case and death counts on a weekly instead of a daily basis…