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Our Immune System Isn't Up To It - A Coronavirus Protein Has Been Caught Breaking the Critical Immunity Pathway

Our Immune System Isn’t Up To It – A Coronavirus Protein Has Been Caught Breaking the Critical Immunity Pathway

This image shows the main protease of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, Mpro, and two strands of a human protein, called NEMO. One NEMO strand (blue) has been cut by Mpro, and the other NEMO strand (red) is being cut by Mpro. Without NEMO, an immune system is slower to respond to increased viral load or new …

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Novel coronavirus subvariant BA.2.75.2 tops concerns as officials brace for possible winter surge

Novel coronavirus subvariant BA.2.75.2 tops concerns as officials brace for possible winter surge

As officials in California and elsewhere try to assess the severity of a fall and winter surge of coronavirus, a key factor is the growth of several new subvariants that are now emerging. It’s too early to tell if any of the new variants will rise to prominence the way Omicron and Delta did. None …

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Long covid: What science has learned about the loss of smell and taste |  CNN

Long covid: What science has learned about the loss of smell and taste | CNN

CNN — Imagine waking up one morning after recovering from Covid-19 to find that your coffee smells like unwashed socks, your eggs reek of feces, and your orange juice tastes metallic. Oddly enough, that’s a good thing: it’s a sign that your sense of smell is still working, even if it’s miswired in your brain. …

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Second COVID booster effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths among nursing home residents: study

Second COVID booster effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths among nursing home residents: study

A new study published this week found that the second COVID-19 booster made available to American adults over 50 this year was highly effective in protecting nursing home residents from hospitalizations and deaths, although its ability to prevent infections is not as strong. The analysis, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity …

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Second COVID booster effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths among nursing home residents: study

Second COVID booster effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths among nursing home residents: study

A new study published this week found that the second COVID-19 booster made available to American adults over 50 this year was highly effective in protecting nursing home residents from hospitalizations and deaths, although its ability to prevent infections is not as strong. The analysis, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity …

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Experts predict dual outbreaks of Covid AND flu as flu cases begin to rise in southern states

Experts predict dual outbreaks of Covid AND flu as flu cases begin to rise in southern states

Both Covid and flu could erupt this winter, bringing a dreaded ‘twindemia’, experts fear – with some southern states already feeling the early stages of a flu resurgence. The flu was largely wiped out in the last two years of the pandemic when lockdowns, working from home and the much more transmissible coronavirus limited its …

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Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.  What you need to know about screenings |  CNN

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. What you need to know about screenings | CNN

CNN — Many people have postponed routine medical care due to disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes a decline in cancer screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. Meanwhile, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States, second only to heart disease. Why is cancer screening so important and …

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Dr Paul Offit, right, warns there are still risks to healthy young people that need to be considered before receiving the COVID booster

FDA vaccine adviser says healthy young people SHOULD NOT get another COVID booster

A top vaccine expert and pediatrician is warning parents of healthy young people not to get the new COVID booster shot, saying it may be risky and has yet to be proven effective. Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a member of the Food and Drug …

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Should I get the flu shot and the COVID-19 shot at the same time?

Should I get the flu shot and the COVID-19 shot at the same time?

As flu season begins, some Marylanders are wondering if they should get the flu shot and the new COVID-19 booster shot at the same time. || COVID-19 Updates | The latest numbers from Maryland | Get Tested | Vaccine Information || The Maryland Hospital Association encourages everyone who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 reminder …

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