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Kids' vaccines are 'a game changer,' experts say—here's what else needs to happen to end the Covid pandemic

Kids’ vaccines are ‘a game changer,’ experts say—here’s what else needs to happen to end the Covid pandemic

For months, the country has been waiting on a pandemic turning point — and it might be here, in the form of kids under age 5 becoming eligible for Covid vaccines. Just don’t expect it to make Covid disappear overnight, experts say. Covid vaccines for small children are “absolutely a game changer for some families,” …

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Monkeypox makes pledges of pandemic solidarity look hollow

Monkeypox makes pledges of pandemic solidarity look hollow

The writer is a science commentator The lack of international solidarity exposed by the pandemic, particularly after rich countries hogged Covid-19 vaccines, led to cries of “never again”. Never again should vital data and samples be held back in an outbreak; never again should the global south be abandoned by the global north in the …

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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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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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‘Women in grip of a hair loss pandemic’ - expert tips to take control of hair loss

‘Women in grip of a hair loss pandemic’ – expert tips to take control of hair loss

A recent study carried out by salon Philip Kingsley revealed a staggering 75 percent of British women surveyed to be worried about hair loss; with over 40 percent currently experiencing hair loss or hair thinning, and three quarters admitting they are worried about suffering from these issues in the future. With such a common problem, …

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As the pandemic ebbs, long-haul Covid still drains patients and confounds doctors

Emily Caffee, a physical therapist and lifelong athlete, cut her primary care provider slack for suggesting an antidepressant when she complained of fatigue, body aches and brain fog in the months after she became sick with Covid-19 in March 2020. “She did a very thorough medical workup, and a lot of the lab values came …

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