5 October 2022
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Sience

When Will the Pandemic Truly Be ‘Over’?

When the pandemic began, we could imagine that the restoration of specific things we’d put on hold would signal life was returning to normal. Schools would reopen; masks would come off; offices would fill back up, and restaurants would buzz with diners. Thirty months on, we got all those things back—social mixing, return to office, […]

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How to Find Your Vaccine History—and Store It Safely

If you want to update an incomplete IIS record, you can request vaccination records from prior health care providers, local (city or regional) health departments, or your state health department. The CDC suggests checking with parents or caregivers (including reviewing stored files and baby books), previous schools or employers (including the military), physician’s offices or […]

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The Fungus That Killed Frogs—and Led to a Surge in Malaria

Though Bd swept through Central America from the 1980s to the 2000s, the analysis that demonstrated its effect on human health could be accomplished only recently, says Michael Springborn, the paper’s lead author and a professor and environmental and resource economist at UC Davis. “The data existed, but it wasn’t easily obtainable,” he says. Over […]

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With Polio’s Return, Here’s What Back to Schoolers Need to Know

By Céline Gounder Friday, September 16, 2022 (Kaiser News) — Before polio vaccines became available in the 1950s, people wary of the disabling disease were afraid to allow their children outside, let alone go to school. As polio appears again decades after it was considered eliminated in the U.S., Americans unfamiliar with the dreaded disease […]

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Monkeypox Cases in the US Are Falling. No One Knows Why

Add to that: There’s little past experience with the vaccine, known as Jynneos in the US, being used against this disease. It was only approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2019, primarily for the prevention of smallpox in case that virus—eradicated from circulation by an earlier vaccine, but retained in two labs—was […]

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Monkeypox Cases in the US Are Falling. There’s No One Reason Why

Add to that: There’s little past experience with the vaccine, known as Jynneos in the US, being used against this disease. It was only approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2019, primarily for the prevention of smallpox in case that virus—eradicated from circulation by an earlier vaccine, but retained in two labs—was […]

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The Mystery of Why Some People Don’t Get Covid

We all know a “Covid virgin,” or “Novid,” someone who has defied all logic in dodging the coronavirus. But beyond judicious caution, sheer luck, or a lack of friends, could the secret to these people’s immunity be found nestled in their genes? And could it hold the key to fighting the virus?  In the early […]

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How Does a Variant-Specific Covid Booster Work?

The Covid-19 messenger RNA vaccines are getting an update. The new booster shots rolling out across the US and Europe this week are specifically tailored to currently circulating Omicron variants. Health officials think these will provide better protection against newer versions of SARS-CoV-2 than earlier shots, which were designed to target the virus that was […]

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Argentina pneumonia outbreak: Lab tests suggest Legionnaires’ disease is the cause

Lab tests suggest that Legionella bacteria are involved in an 11-person outbreak of unexplained pneumonia cases at a private medical clinic in Tucumán Health 5 September 2022 By Carissa Wong The bacteria Legionella pneumophila causes Legionnaires’ disease Janice Haney Carr/DCD A cluster of unexplained pneumonia cases in Argentina that has led to four deaths may […]

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For Some Patients, Long Covid Symptoms Mask Something Else

It was overuse of acetaminophen that finally led to Nic Petermann’s cancer diagnosis. For months, the then 26-year-old had been contending with exhaustion, night sweats, recurring fevers, and abdominal pain so debilitating that she regularly woke up in the middle of the night to take soothing baths. Her persistent flu-like symptoms, she’d read online, were […]

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