Natural immunity against COVID lowered risk more than vaccines against Delta variant, new study says

Unvaccinated people who had previously contracted COVID-19 were better protected against the Delta variant than those who were only vaccinated, according to a new study published Wednesday by a US health authority. Despite this, “vaccination remains the safest strategy” against the disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said when publishing the data. … Read more

Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: accepting the virus

MADRID (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic first broke out, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for more than three months. For weeks, they were not allowed out even to exercise.. Children were banned from playgrounds and the economy virtually ground to a halt. But officials credited the draconian measures for preventing a total collapse … Read more

Antibiotic-resistant infections are killing millions, scientists say in Lancet study

MRSA bacteria DTKUTOO | fake images Drug-resistant bacteria killed nearly 1.3 million people in 2019, scientists estimated, more than HIV or malaria. The researchers also estimated that antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections played some role in 4.95 million deaths in the same year. The findings of the study, which was funded by the UK government and the … Read more

“Superpower” Nano Bubbles Could Treat and Prevent COVID-19 – Including Current and Future Variants

Nano-bubble evACE2, which could be administered as a nasal spray, fights the new variants of COVID as well or better than the original strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Nano-bubble evACE2 fights new variants as well as or better than the original strain of the virus. The drug can be administered as a nasal spray. It … Read more

PCR vs. antigen tests: Which you should take after having Covid-19

PCR — or reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction — tests can detect small amounts of the coronavirus’ genetic material in a specimen collected from a human. The test then works by amplifying, or making copies of, that genetic material if any is present in a person’s sample, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and … Read more

Lincoln Grand Cinema to require moviegoers be vaccinated at some showings | Movies

Virus Outbreak-Viral Questions-Animals Yes, pets and other animals can get the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, but health officials say the risk of them passing it to people is low. Dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, otters, hyenas and white-tailed deer are among the animals that have tested positive, in most cases after contracting it from infected people. … Read more

‘We need you’: Helen DeVos sees record number of COVID patients

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As the omicron variant increases in Michigan, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is seeing a record number of COVID-19 patients. “During the first three waves with delta and the other variants, we didn’t see a significant impact on the pediatric population. That has definitely changed with omicron,” said Dr. Hossain Marandi, … Read more

Omicron Might Be ‘Like the Flu’ For the Vaccinated Bay Area, But It Is Killing 3 Times As Many as the Flu Elsewhere

The Omicron variant has been variously touted by insiders and pundits as a possible key to getting out of the pandemic and into an endemic stage of COVID, and talk of being able to “live with COVID like the flu” is everywhere right now. . But after two years of being pummeled by hospitalization counts … Read more