Symptoms persist for two years for some; inflammatory protein models may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit by US Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois, States United States, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Join now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

China builds permanent COVID testing stations for life after lockdown

A medical worker in a protective suit takes a swab sample from a resident for a nucleic acid test, outside a closed entrance to a building during the lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China, May 5, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register SHANGHAI, May 6 … Read more

‘We’re done with dead children’: US bars handing out free fentanyl tests

OAKLAND, California, April 20 (Reuters) – Walking into the Good Hop craft beer bar in Oakland, California, Alison Heller looks like any other thirsty happy hour customer. But instead of heading to the bar, she goes straight to the bathroom, opens her backpack and pulls out a plastic bag with fentanyl test strips. She puts … Read more

The case for testing Pfizer’s Paxlovid to treat long COVID

Two long COVID patients recover after Paxlovid treatment Side effects, safety issues should be investigated CHICAGO, April 18 (Reuters) – Reports of two patients who found relief from long COVID after taking Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) The antiviral Paxlovid, including a researcher who tested it on herself, provides intriguing evidence for clinical trials aimed at helping … Read more

The fourth shot protects against serious consequences from Omicron; COVID may increase risk of rare eye blood clots

A health worker prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as the COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues amid talk of a fourth dose for high-risk groups, including including those over 60, in the Malcha mall, Jerusalem, December 22, 2021. REUTERS / Ammar Awad Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register April 14 … Read more

Explanation: I am eligible for a second COVID booster. Should I take one?

A 50-year-old, immunocompromised resident receives a second booster shot of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Waterford, Michigan, U.S., April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Emily Elconin Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register CHICAGO, April 11 (Reuters) – U.S. officials now say people 50 and older can receive a second COVID-19 booster shot to boost … Read more