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COVID Patients at Risk for 20 Cardiovascular Diseases

People who contract COVID-19 face higher risks for 20 different heart and vascular diseases after being infected, according to a new study published in Nature Medicine. Even people who weren’t hospitalized with COVID-19 developed more cardiovascular...
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COVID-19 Vaccines Offer Strong Protection Against Reinfection, Studies Say

COVID-19 vaccination offers durable protection against reinfection, according to two studies published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. In one study, getting at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine after recovering from COVID-19...
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Childhood Trauma May Influence Vaccine Hesitancy: Study

People who remain hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine may feel that way because of an association with traumatic events in childhood that undermine trust, including domestic violence, substance abuse in the home, or neglect, a new study suggests. The...
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Biden Administration to Provide 10 Million More Tests Per Month to Schools

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that 10 million more COVID-19 tests will go to schools each month in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus and keep in-person classes going. About 5 million free rapid tests and 5 million free PCR...
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Fauci: Large Holiday Gatherings Unsafe, Even for the Boosted

Even people who’ve received COVID-19 booster shots are taking a risk if they attend large holiday gatherings during the next few weeks because of the Omicron variant, the White House’s chief medical adviser says. Speaking at a White House...
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Biden s COVID Vaccine Mandates: Where Do They Stand?

Enforcement of President Joe Biden’s sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandates has been quite the challenge. On Nov. 4, the Biden administration ordered federal contractors, certain health care workers, and employees of businesses with 100 employees...
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FDA to Authorize Pfizer Booster Shots for All Adults This Week

The FDA intends to authorize booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for all adults this week — potentially as early as Thursday. The CDC’s independent vaccine advisory committee also meets on Friday to discuss booster dose...
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CDC: It’s Safe to Get COVID, Flu Vaccines at Same Time

When the CDC released its latest round of recommendations regarding seasonal flu vaccines, the agency made one notable update: Flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines can now be given simultaneously. The guidance is a marked change from previous agency recommendations,...
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More Americans Seeking COVID-19 Vaccination

The pace of COVID-19 vaccinations keeps rising, with more than 1 million doses of vaccine administered in the United States on Thursday, including 562,000 people getting their first dose, White House COVID-19 Data Director Cyrus Shahpar said on Twitter. Thursday...
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CDC: COVID-19 Is a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated

COVID-19 cases are continuing to spike in communities where vaccination rates are low, leading to what CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, called “a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” Walensky reported sobering numbers during a news conference...