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Vaccinated With Prior Infection Most Protected During Delta Wave

Following the emergence of the Delta variant, individuals who had a prior COVID-19 infection with or without vaccination had lower case rates than those who were vaccinated alone, data from California and New York found. “Infection-derived protection was higher after the Delta variant became predominant, a time when vaccine-induced immunity […]

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Poor Memory and Attention Persists Months After Mild COVID Recovery

Long-COVID is now recognised and accepted as a clinical entity with fatigue, cough, and headache being common symptoms. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) offers guidance for the management of long-COVID, with the NHS providing specialist long-COVID clinics. In December 2021 the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that 1 in 5 […]

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Which COVID Outpatient Therapy Should Clinicians Reach For?

Due to the Omicron variant and the short supply of COVID therapeutics, NIH recommends certain therapies over others for patients at high risk of progressing to severe COVID, said federal officials on a call with clinicians Wednesday. In order of preference, clinicians should use the oral antiviral nirmatrelvir-ritonavir (Paxlovid), the monoclonal […]

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Zapatero: “Es difícil encontrar una mutación más contagiosa que la variante Ómicron”

¿Hacia dónde vamos en la pandemia? Antonio Zapatero, viceconsejero de Asistencia Sanitaria y Salud Pública de la Comunidad de Madrid, explica, en una entrevista en el plató de ConSalud TV, los posibles escenarios de la pandemia por la covid-19. Si bien, cabe destacar que los virus afectan más a ciertas personas, por […]

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Ómicron no es un nuevo virus, pero podría ser un serotipo diferente

Ómicron nos contagiará a todos y así la pandemia terminará… Falso. La variante que hoy azota al mundo, incluyendo a México, puede aún provocar escenarios insospechados pues cuenta con características muy distintas a otras variantes y, además, están dadas las condiciones para el surgimiento de nuevos linajes. ¿Qué sigue después […]

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¿Cuándo deja de ser contagiosa una persona enferma de Covid-19?: tenga o no síntomas

Muchos países del mundo están viendo un drástico incremento en el número de casos de COVID-19 impulsado por Ómicron, la nueva variante del virus, Pero a medida que se propaga esta variante, parece estar quedando claro que los síntomas y la enfermedad que provoca son menos graves que los causados por sus […]

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How the American health system is holding up compared with Canada’s

Everyone’s got an opinion on health care, especially now, as Omicron tests our various systems, exposing their vulnerabilities and overwhelming weaknesses in an avalanche of illness. Few, however, have Jenna Meloche’s perspective. She’s a Canadian nurse working in U.S. hospitals. She lives in Ontario, has nearly two dozen friends and family […]

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What is ‘flurona’ and why a Mayo Clinic expert says flu cases are rising

Flu cases are starting to rise across parts of the U.S. And that’s concerning because fewer people are vaccinated for flu, compared to last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With the COVID-19 omicron variant also spreading, Dr. Stephen McMullan, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, explains what a […]

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Flurona: Worrisome but No Need to Panic

Nearly 2 years into the pandemic, the idea of dealing with “flurona” — having the flu and COVID-19 at the same time — is particularly unappealing, but reports of cases have cropped up across the country. The flurona phenomenon is the latest unwelcome development in the ongoing public heath crisis, although the […]

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