Covid19

Bad news for Paxlovid? Coronavirus can find multiple ways to evade COVID-19 drug

Prescriptions for Pfizer’s blockbuster drug Paxlovid have skyrocketed in recent weeks. That’s good news for many COVID-19 patients, as the pill has been proven to reduce severe disease from SARS-CoV-2 infections. But a bevy of new lab studies shows the coronavirus can mutate in ways that make it less susceptible to the drug, by far …

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A viral reprise: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

A viral reprise: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances. March 2020. Last December. And again this May. “I’m bummed to know that I might forever just get infected,” said the 31-year-old singer, who is vaccinated and boosted. “I don’t want to be getting sick every month or every two months.” But medical experts warn …

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Infectious diseases paediatrician Dr Philip Britton said an analysis of ICU admissions across shows babies are testing positive for influenza and Covid at the same time

Covid-19 Australia: ‘Pandemic babies’ with no immunity to viruses ending up in ICU

A concerning number of ‘pandemic babies’ with no immunity to respiratory viruses are ending up seriously ill in ICU. Doctors have revealed children born during the Covid-19 pandemic are requiring intensive care ‘from encountering viruses they haven’t come across before’, such as influenza, RSV and Covid. The children had been born and raised when there …

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Elmo just got his Covid-19 vaccine | CNN

Elmo just got his Covid-19 vaccine | CNN

CNN  —  Elmo, everyone’s favorite red Muppet, has received the Covid-19 vaccine. In a public service announcement released on Tuesday by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, Elmo’s dad Louie – also a Muppet – shared his questions about the Covid-19 vaccine for children under 5. Elmo is 3-and-a-half years old. “Was …

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New variants will keep COVID-19 circulating at high levels throughout the summer, experts say

New variants will keep COVID-19 circulating at high levels throughout the summer, experts say

Even as the U.S. grapples with its most recent wave of COVID-19, new research suggests that variants on the horizon may keep case levels high.The next influx of infections will probably come from the newer omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, two closely related viruses that were first characterized in South Africa and that landed in …

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COVID-19 was deadly to working-class Americans in 2020, researcher says

COVID-19 was deadly to working-class Americans in 2020, researcher says

TAMPA, Fla. — Working-class Americans died of COVID-19 at five times the rate of those in higher socioeconomic positions during the first year of the pandemic, according to a study. The staggering disparity was revealed in a study of roughly 69,000 U.S. coronavirus victims ages 25 to 64 who died in 2020. It was conducted …

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