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FDA panel Endorses Lower-Dose Moderna COVID Shot for Booster

FDA panel Endorses Lower-Dose Moderna COVID Shot for Booster

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 15
U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago should get a half-dose booster.

What's the Latest Advice on the Type of Mask I Should Wear?

What's the Latest Advice on the Type of Mask I Should Wear?

HEALTH | By Emma H. Tobin | Oct 14
What's the latest advice on the type of mask I should wear? It depends on your situation, but health officials say it should cover your nose and mouth, and fit snugly.

Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

HEALTH | By Arthur Allen | Oct 8
"We don't yet have full understanding of what the presence of antibodies tells us about immunity," says one infectious diseases expert.

Can I Get the Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines at the Same Time?

Can I Get the Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines at the Same Time?

HEALTH | By Emma H. Tobin | Oct 7
Yes, you can get the shots in the same visit. Staying up to date on all vaccinations will be especially important this year, experts say.

J&J Seeks FDA OK for Vaccine Booster Doses

J&J Seeks FDA OK for Vaccine Booster Doses

HEALTH | Oct 5
Johnson & Johnson has asked U.S. regulators to allow booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward shoring up protection in more vaccinated Americans.

Merck Says Experimental Pills Cut Worst Effects of COVID-19

Merck Says Experimental Pills Cut Worst Effects of COVID-19

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Oct 1
Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus.

Am I Fully Vaccinated Without a COVID-19 Booster?

Am I Fully Vaccinated Without a COVID-19 Booster?

HEALTH | By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 30
Yes, people who got a two-dose vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot are considered fully vaccinated — even without a booster.

Biden Bets on Rapid COVID Tests But They Can Be Hard to Find

Biden Bets on Rapid COVID Tests But They Can Be Hard to Find

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Sep 22
President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country.

I Got a 'Mild' Breakthrough Case. Here's What I Wish I'd Known.

I Got a 'Mild' Breakthrough Case. Here's What I Wish I'd Known.

HEALTH | By Will Stone | Sep 20
The reality is breakthrough cases are becoming more common. Here's what I wish I'd known when those first symptoms laid me low.

Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough to Face the Delta Variant?

Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough to Face the Delta Variant?

HEALTH | By Amanda Michelle Gomez | Sep 20
Don't worry if you are confused. Mask guidance has been mixed since the dawn of the pandemic, and new research has altered conventional thinking. We decided to dig in and sort out the latest developments.

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