Treatment Protocols for COVID-19: An Overview

Treatment Protocols for COVID-19:  An Overview

Two years into the global pandemic of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, there is scant guidance from government agencies, universities, or professional medical organizations to help individuals recover from the SARS-CoV-2 infection that causes COVID-19 without the need for hospitalization. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommends monoclonal antibodies for high-risk individuals […]

Surge of Coronavirus Infections Among Vaccinated Employees Causes U.S. Labor Shortage

Surge of Coronavirus Infections Among Vaccinated Employees Causes U.S. Labor Shortage

A surge in the number of coronavirus cases due to the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is causing labor shortages in many sectors of the economy across the United States. Airline employees, first responders and health care workers have been hit especially hard during the holiday season.1 2 3 Everyone Should Be Tested for […]

Omicron Found Mostly in Vaccinated Americans So Far

Omicron Found Mostly in Vaccinated Americans So Far

On Dec. 1, 2021, the first case of the new SARS-CoV-2 variant known as Omicron (initially designated “B.1.1.529”) in the United States was confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in California. The case involves a fully vaccinated individual in San Francisco who had returned from a trip to South Africa […]

Tracking the Mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

Tracking the Mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

As is the nature of viruses, the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 disease symptoms continues to mutate. Some scientists estimate it evolves at a rate of two new mutations every month, although most changes are minor and considered clinically unimportant.1 2 Depending on the type of genetic changes that occur, mutations can affect disease symptoms, […]

Daily COVID Deaths in Sweden Hit Zero, as Other Nations Brace for More Lockdowns

Daily COVID Deaths in Sweden Hit Zero, as Other Nations Brace for More Lockdowns

Opinion | More than 100,000 people flooded streets in France over the weekend and multiple COVID vaccination centers were vandalized as opposition grew to the government’s most recent pandemic strategy. In President Emmanuel Macron’s latest incarnation of lockdowns, government officials have decreed that unvaccinated individuals will no longer be allowed to enter cafes, restaurants, theaters, public transportation and […]

Anal Swabs Used to Test for SARS-CoV-2 Virus in China

Anal Swabs Used to Test for SARS-CoV-2 Virus in China

Health authorities in China have begun using anal swabs to test patients for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that can cause  COVID-19.1 While COVID-19 outbreaks continue to increase in China as the Lunar New Year approaches, more than a million residents in Beijing have been administered anal swabs to test for the virus. Although anal swabs have […]

Minority Populations Targeted for Early COVID-19 Vaccination

Minority Populations Targeted for Early COVID-19 Vaccination

Story Highlights Minority populations including Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in the U.S., with evidence indicating they have a higher risk of being infected and/or are at an increased risk of serious disease and death from the infection. Many agencies, public figures and states are advocating that such at-risk […]

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