Moderna seeks emergency authorization for omicron COVID booster for children

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Moderna announced Friday that it has requested emergency use authorization for its omicron COVID-19 booster shots for children aged 6-17 years old. Driving the news: The application for the bivalent vaccine for children ages 6 months to under 6 years old is expected to be completed later this year, the company said on Twitter. The Centers for Disease […]

4th COVID-19 vaccine effectively protects elderly against Omicron -study

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The fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine is effective in protecting the elderly against the Omicron variant and lowers their risk of death by 72% compared to those who received only three doses, according to a new study conducted by Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in collaboration with the Health Ministry. […]

Another 6,529 COVID Cases Reported in LA County


Another 6,529 COVID-19 infections were reported in Los Angeles County in the lastest data, along with nine more deaths. Meanwhile, the number of COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals increased by 32 people to 779, according to the latest state figures. Of those patients, 77 were being treated in intensive care, up from 68 […]

Artificial intelligence may be the only way researchers can solve the perplexing puzzle of Long COVID. It ’s already categorizing patients and even identifying them

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Long COVID may be too big a problem for humans to solve—alone, at least. Increasingly, researchers are turning to artificial intelligence to help them sort through the electronic medical records of millions of long-COVID patients in hopes of better understanding the enigmatic condition with hundreds of potential symptoms. In some cases, A.I. is helping patients: […]

Omicron Hit Rural America Harder Than Cities


The omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2021 and early 2022 spread like a grass fire in America’s densely populated cities but led to higher rates of death in rural counties where vaccinations are lagging. The latest study by the University of Cincinnati, published in the journal Frontiers in Medicine, revealed striking disparities in health care […]

Catching Omicron variant ‘does NOT provide immunity from reinfection’, scientists reveal – saying it helps explain the continued rise in cases

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Covid sufferers who caught the Omicron variant will not be protected from catching it again, according to scientists at Imperial College London. The investigators say Omicron and its evolutions could explain why Covid cases remain higher than predicted in the UK. Earlier studies found that past illnesses with Covid provided some immunity against re-infection – […]

Can long Covid lead to death? A new analysis suggests it could

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The CDC is beginning to look at death certificates that indicate more than 100 people who died had long Covid. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is analyzing more than 100 deaths that could be attributed to long Covid by looking at death certificates from across the country over the last two years, according […]

Covid was vanishing last Memorial Day. Cases are five times higher now.


For the third year, Americans are greeting the unofficial start of summer shadowed by the specter of the coronavirus amid rising covid-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country. The United States is recording more than 100,000 infections a day — at least five times higher than this point last year — as it confronts the […]