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  • Current Treatments for COVID-19
    by Evan O’connor on May 4, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    Updated June 7, 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has been with us for more than two years. While vaccination has proved an effective means of preventing hospitalizations and death from SARS-CoV-2 infection, many are still susceptible due to poorly functioning immune systems, an inability to respond to or safely get vaccinated against COVID-19, and vaccine refusal. The post Current Treatments for COVID-19 appeared first on BeMedwise.

  • Do I Need a Second COVID Booster?
    by Evan O’connor on April 27, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Updated June 7, 2022 On March 29, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized an additional Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna mRNA booster shot for those who are 50 years old and older and younger people with compromised immune systems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) then added this second booster to its coronavirus vaccine The post Do I Need a Second COVID Booster? appeared first on BeMedwise.

  • The Hidden Health Consequences of COVID
    by Evan O’connor on April 22, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    Published April 22, 2022 COVID-19 has left its mark in more ways than the number  of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, deaths, and long-term consequences indicate. While the COVID-19 pandemic is having a direct detrimental effect on public health, the economy, and our social lives, there are many indirect medical consequences as well.  In 2021, the death The post The Hidden Health Consequences of COVID appeared first on BeMedwise.

  • Striking Back Against COVID Disinformation
    by Evan O’connor on March 16, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Published March 16, 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has been fraught with mountains of inaccurate information, so much so that the World Health Organization has declared it a misinformation pandemic or infodemic.  This has created a widening political and ideological rift that has prolonged the pandemic by:  Encouraging vaccine hesitancy Increasing distrust in science Discouraging the The post Striking Back Against COVID Disinformation appeared first on BeMedwise.

  • Understanding the Current Mask Recommendations
    by Evan O’connor on March 15, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Published March 15, 2022 At the time of writing this — with an estimated 43% of Americans having had COVID-19 and many more being immune due to COVID vaccinations, including 65% who are fully vaccinated and 44% who have received boosters — the rate of new COVID infections is dropping. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues The post Understanding the Current Mask Recommendations appeared first on BeMedwise.

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