Shopping for the holidays starts with inflation dampening spirits

NEW YORK (AP) — While Black Friday will mark a return to familiar holiday shopping patterns, uncertainty remains. The US labor market remains strong, consumer spending is resilient and inflation is slowing. But higher prices for food, rent, gas and other household expenses have taken a toll on shoppers. As a result, many are reluctant … Read more

Do previously infected people still benefit from vaccination against COVID-19?

In a recent study published in PLOS medicine, researchers determined the vaccine effectiveness (VE) of the primary vaccination course for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). They determined VE against reinfection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), COVID-19-related hospitalization and mortality. In this way, the researchers assessed the effect of time since vaccination during the … Read more

Research reveals the existence of a hidden ”pocket” on the surface of the main SARS-CoV-2 protein

With the continued emergence of new variants and the risk of new virus strains, the development of innovative therapies against SARS-CoV-2 remains a major public health challenge. Currently, the proteins located on the surface of the virus and/or involved in its replication are the preferred therapeutic targets, such as the Spike protein targeted by vaccines. … Read more

COVID-19 vaccination provides 60% to 94% protection against reinfection

Individuals previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, still benefit from vaccination and receive 60% to 94% protection against reinfection, depending on the variant. A new study led by Katrine Finderup Nielsen of the Statens Serum Institut, Denmark, reports these findings Nov. 22.nd in the open access journal PLOS medicine. During the recent … Read more

Tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19, flu, RSV

COVID-19, flu and RSV are circulating. Here’s how to stay sane during Thanksgiving gatherings Updated: 10:37 a.m. EST November 23, 2022 Hide transcription Show transcription THERE IS LOTS OF SICKNESS NOW. RSV, FLU AND COVID. AND WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THANKSGIVING AND THOSE YOU LOVE AND CARE MOST, THERE ARE SOME SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN … Read more

Tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19, flu, RSV

COVID-19, flu and RSV are circulating. Here’s how to stay sane during Thanksgiving gatherings Updated: 6:50 AM EST November 23, 2022 Hide transcription Show transcription THERE IS LOTS OF SICKNESS NOW. RSV, FLU AND COVID. AND WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THANKSGIVING AND THOSE YOU LOVE AND CARE MOST, THERE ARE SOME SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN … Read more

Workers protest, beaten at virus-stricken Chinese iPhone factory

BEIJING (AP) — Workers at the world’s largest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained during pay protests amid antivirus checks, according to witnesses and videos posted to social media Wednesday, as tensions rise over China’s efforts to reinstate a renewed to fight an increase in infections. Videos said they were filmed at the factory … Read more

Myocarditis after COVID vaccination is rare, but more common in younger men

In a recent study published in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association, researchers observed the incidence of myocarditis after messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-based vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In addition, they compared their estimates to expected rates based on the historical rates assessed before the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in British Columbia (BC), Canada. … Read more

As STIs spread, companies scramble to bring home testing kits to market. But are they reliable?

One of the more remarkable legacies of the Covid-19 pandemic is how quickly federal regulators, health care providers and consumers moved to make home testing a reliable tool for managing a public health crisis. But that rapid focus is missing from another less publicized epidemic: an explosion of sexually transmitted diseases that can cause chronic … Read more

Scientists make breakthrough in developing new vaccine that could finally beat COVID

With new COVID variants and sub-variants evolving at an increasingly rapid rate, each undermining the effectiveness of the leading vaccines, the hunt is on for a new kind of vaccine – one that works equally well on current and future forms of the novel coronavirus. Now researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland … Read more