5 October 2022
Chicago 12, Melborne City, USA
Health

Is the Pandemic Over? If Only It Were That Simple

Sept. 21, 2022 – President Joe Biden says the pandemic is over. The World Health Organization says the end is in sight. Many of us would rather talk about almost anything else, and even New York City has dropped most of its COVID protocols. Biden’s claim (made to reporter Scott Pelley on Sunday on 60 […]

Read More
Health

Think You Have Long COVID? See Your Primary Care Doc First

Sept. 2, 2022 – Many patients dealing with debilitating long COVID symptoms that interfere with their day-to-day lives might be tempted to go straight to a specialist – whether it’s a pulmonologist for breathing difficulties or a physiatrist for muscle fatigue – to see if they have long COVID. But medical experts – including many […]

Read More
Health

CDC Gives Final Approval to Omicron COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Sept. 1, 2022 — The CDC today approved the use of vaccines designed to target both Omicron and the older variants of the coronavirus, a step that may aid a goal of a widespread immunization campaign before winter arrives in the U.S. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 13-1 Thursday on two separate questions. […]

Read More
Health

What To Know About Fall Booster Shots Of Coronavirus Vaccine

By Laurie McGinley, The Washington Post Aug. 31, 2022 — New coronavirus boosters are just around the corner following authorization Wednesday by federal regulators. The updated shots are designed to provide a stronger shield against the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants still causing tens of thousands of infections and hundreds of deaths every day in the […]

Read More
Health

COVID Omicron Boosters About to Arrive, With Some Controversy

Aug. 31, 2022 – COVID-19 booster vaccines targeting the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants currently dominating in the United States could be available in the next few days, but their arrival comes with some controversy. The FDA granted emergency approval to the mRNA boosters from Pfizer and Moderna today. Next up are meetings of the […]

Read More
Health

FDA Authorizes Updated COVID Boosters to Target Newest Variants

Aug. 31, 2022 – The FDA on Wednesday granted emergency use authorization to Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. The agency cited data to support the safety and efficacy of this next generation of mRNA vaccines targeted toward variants of concern. If you’ve been waiting to get a variant-specific booster shot, you may […]

Read More
Health

Mental Health on Campus: Situation Grim, but Not Hopeless

Mental health issues among college students have increased by nearly 50% since 2013, one large study shows, now affecting 3 of every 5 students. Other researchers have found that the pandemic definitely contributed to a heavier toll on college students’ mental health.

Read More
Health

Have ‘Zoom Fatigue?’ Study Finds Way to Lessen It

Aug. 18, 2022 – Making eye contact and picking up on subtle nonverbal cues that show that someone is listening is nearly impossible on a crowded video conference call. It’s hard to know if others on the call are listening or engaged, especially if they have their video turned off. That lack of social connection […]

Read More
Health

CDC’s New COVID Rules Mark Change in the Pandemic, How We Live

CDC: “Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Individual Persons, Communities, and Health Care Systems – United States, August 2022.” Rachel Bruce, MD, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Forest Hills, NY. David Berger, MD, Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care, Tampa, FL. Statement, Daniel P. McQuillen, MD, president, Infectious Diseases Society of America, […]

Read More
Health

Large Study Confirms COVID Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women

Aug. 11, 2022 – Pregnant women should feel confident that Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines against COVID-19 are safe, according to a large new study published today. In fact, pregnant vaccinated women had lower odds of a significant health event, compared with nonpregnant vaccinated women, after both doses of either mRNA vaccination, the researchers reported in […]

Read More
X