Should you mix and match COVID boosters for your fourth dose?

Now that people over 50 or those who are immunocompromised are eligible for a second covid reminder, you may be wondering if you should change the type of vaccine you receive for your fourth dose. Evidence suggests that doing so for the third dose produces a stronger and more robust immune response, likely because vaccines … Read more

Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shuttered by COVID, Beijing fights back

Shopping malls and stores in Shanghai will gradually resume in-store operations Some districts in Beijing extend work-from-home guidance Shanghai lockdown frustrates and infuriates residents The brakes have rattled global supply chains SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 15 (Reuters) – Shanghai will gradually start reopening businesses such as shopping malls and hair salons in China’s financial and manufacturing hub … Read more

North Korea reports more deaths, says taking ‘swift action’ against COVID outbreak

SEOUL, May 15 (Reuters) – North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country entered its fourth day of nationwide lockdown aimed at halting the first confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 in the impoverished country. North Korea’s admission on Thursday that it is battling an ‘explosive’ COVID-19 outbreak has raised … Read more

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

NIH launches clinical trial of Epstein-Barr virus vaccine

Press release Friday, May 6, 2022 The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched a preliminary clinical trial to evaluate an experimental preventive vaccine against the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV is the leading cause of infectious mononucleosis and is associated with certain cancers and autoimmune … Read more

‘Perfect storm’ could make measles a nightmare in 2022, warn WHO and UNICEF

A child with measles is treated in a hospital on May 4, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Ezra Acayan (Getty Images) That time disease almost vanquished, measles is make a disturbing comeback. This week, the World Health Organization and UNICEF reported that global cases of the viral disease have so far jumped nearly 80% in … Read more

‘Perfect storm’ could make measles a nightmare in 2022, warn WHO and UNICEF

A child with measles is treated in a hospital on May 4, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Ezra Acayan (Getty Images) That time disease almost vanquished, measles is make a disturbing comeback. This week, the World Health Organization and UNICEF reported that global cases of the viral disease have so far jumped nearly 80% in … Read more

EU estimates up to 80% of population has had COVID

Commuters wait for the train at the metro station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Barcelona, ​​Spain, January 12, 2022. REUTERS/Nacho Doce Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, April 27 (Reuters) – The European Commission has said between 60% and 80% of the EU’s population have been infected with COVID-19, … Read more

More than half of Americans have had COVID infections, US study finds

April 26 (Reuters) – Following the record rise in COVID-19 cases during the wave caused by Omicron, some 58% of the U.S. population as a whole and more than 75% of young children have been infected with the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to a US national blood survey released Tuesday. The … Read more

More antibodies with longer intervals between COVID vaccine doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest news and advice on COVID-19 in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LISBON, Portugal – An overall nine-fold increase in COVID-19 antibody levels can be seen with a longer interval between the first and second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (BNT162b2) in people without previous infection, according to UK government SIREN (SARS-CoV-2 … Read more