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COVID cases continue to plummet as America moves on

Deaths are also dropping, the final sign that the Omicron wave is ending.

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COVID falling in 49 of 50 states as deaths near 900,000 | AP News

With the brutal omicron wave rapidly loosening its grip, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. are falling in 49 of 50 states, even as the nation's death toll closes in on another bleak round number: 900,000.

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Is there an expiration date on at-home COVID tests?

Yes, at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 tests have expiration dates, but the shelf-life varies from brand to brand.

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Prior COVID infection more protective than vaccination during Delta surge -U.S. study | Reuters

People who had previously been infected with COVID-19 were better protected against the Delta variant than those who were vaccinated alone, suggesting that natural immunity was a more potent shield than vaccines against that variant, California and New Yo

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60% of KN95 Masks Aren't the Real Deal—Here's How to Avoid Buying a Knock-Off

The CDC warns that 60 percent of KN95 masks circulating in the U.S. are fake. Here is how to spot the signs and buy the best protection possible.

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COVID Omicron Updates: Experts say US nearing omicron's peak - ABC7 New York

The COVID surge fueled by the omicron variant continues, but experts say we're nearing the peak.

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South Africa’s omicron coronavirus outbreak subsides as fast as it grew

In less than a month, the country's omicron outbreak has gone from a near-vertical rise to a near-vertical fall.

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It looks like Omicron causes milder illness – is this how COVID becomes endemic?

If COVID symptoms are less severe, people with the Omicron variant may be less likely to test and isolate.

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The So-Called Delta Plus Variant of COVID-19 Is Dangerous But Appears Unlikely to Be a Game-Changer

The COVID-19 virus is morphing into new versions—like Delta Plus—but not all of them carry the same immediate danger to your health.

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Immediate Use of Ivermectin Medicine Globally Can End COVID-19 Pandemic: Scientists

The common antiparasitic ivermectin is being touted as a miracle cure for COVID-19 by doctors and campaigners the world over. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

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MIT researchers say you're no safer from Covid indoors at 6 feet or 60 feet in new study

The CDC and WHO guidelines fail to factor in the amount of time spent indoors, which increases the chance of transmission the longer people are inside.

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People who got the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine say they have more side effects - The Verge

People who get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine report more side effects than people who get the Pfizer / BioNTech shot. The new analysis uses data from the CDC’s v-safe program.

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CA COVID reopening plan allows travel, office work, school

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a COVID reopening plan that will you to go to church, school, work, bars, restaurants, conventions and concerts.

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What Happens If You Miss Your Second COVID-19 Vaccine Shot?

Two of the three vaccines with Emergency Use Authorization in the United States require two doses, and skipping the second isn't optional. Here's why.

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This is the best coronavirus news you’ll read all week – if it’s true

A new coronavirus update from a Johns Hopkins professor predicts some of the best pandemic-related news we've heard yet. Because of how many people have already been infected in the US as well as vaccinated, this prediction is that herd immunity and norma

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Costco is offering COVID vaccinations, but there's a catch

The membership-based retailer is providing vaccines in five states and Puerto Rico.

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US coronavirus cases, hospitalizations hit ‘natural plateau,’ not vaccine driven: experts

Infectious disease experts are noting a plateau in U.S. coronavirus cases and hospitalizations -- though it is far too soon to tie the positive news to ongoing vaccinations. 

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California urges stop to 300,000 COVID-19 vaccines after some fall ill

Dr. Erica S. Pan is recommending that vaccine providers stop using one lot of the Moderna vaccine pending completion of an investigation. She says less than 10 people who got the shots at a single site needed medical attention.

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Orange County residents 65 and older can now receive COVID-19 vaccine, top county health official says

Dr. Clayton Chau, the director of the Orange County Health Care Agency, announced Tuesday that people age 65 and older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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A new drug in the works might provide coronavirus immunity – BGR

Development of a potential new coronavirus treatment is underway in Britain, where researchers are trying to put together a dose of antibodies that would provide instant coronavirus immunity.

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Moderna vaccine gets sign-off from independent FDA committee - The Verge

A second coronavirus vaccine, made by Moderna, has gotten a key endorsement from an advisory committee to the FDA. The regulatory agency will now decide whether it will be authorized.

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Coronavirus vaccine can now be administered in the US

The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.

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Key committee endorses Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, clearing way for FDA

The endorsement paves the way for a final decision by the FDA, and mass vaccinations to begin within days.

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Who will get the COVID vaccine first? | Miami Herald

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities should get a COVID vaccine first.

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This one sign could mean you've already had COVID-19

You may have had symptoms that made you think you've already had COVID-19, but short of a screening or antibody test, is there any way to tell if you've had the virus? According to doctors, there is one sign that could mean you've already been infected wi

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Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective. Here's how that compares to shots for the flu, measles, and more.

Pfizer announced that its vaccine prevented COVID-19 in clinical trials. Here's how its efficacy compares to vaccines for chickenpox, flu, and more.

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Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech is strongly effective, data show

The companies said an early analysis of results showed the vaccine to be more than 90% effective, beating expectations.

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This coronavirus immunity study is great news for COVID-19 vaccines

A new study about coronavirus immunity indicates that the kind of antibodies that can protect against COVID-19 reinfection can last for at least five months, if not longer.

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Early research suggests the flu vaccine could be a weapon in the fight against COVID-19

A new study suggests a promising effect of this year's flu vaccine, relative to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The study hasn't been peer-reviewed yet, but it suggests that people who get the flu vaccine may see their chance of being infected by COVID-

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Take Negative COVID-19 Tests Seriously, But Not Literally

Kayleigh McEnany tested negative for COVID-19 last Thursday. She tested negative again on Friday. And on Saturday. And also on Sunday. But she wasn’t negative o…

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Here’s why your coronavirus face mask might be doing more harm than good – BGR

Nearly two dozen states are currently seeing a surge in new coronavirus infections. While masks do a great job when it comes to preventing the coronavirus from spreading, a recent study found that homemade cloth coverings do not provide a sufficient level

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Florida schools reopened en masse; feared COVID surge hasn't followed

A USA TODAY analysis shows the state’s positive case count among kids ages 5 to 17 declined through late September after a peak in July.

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COVID-19, flu, cold or allergies? How to tell the difference

COVID-19 symptoms are similar to many of those typical for the flu, the common cold and allergies. Here is how to tell the difference between them.

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CDC abruptly removes guidance about airborne coronavirus transmission, says update 'was posted in error' - CNN

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday abruptly reverted to its previous guidance about how coronavirus is transmitted, removing language about airborne transmission it had posted just days earlier.

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Why some people who haven't had Covid-19 might already have some immunity

The immune systems of some people who have not been exposed to the novel coronavirus could have some familiarity with the pathogen -- possibly helping to reduce the severity of illness if that person does get Covid-19, a new study suggests.