A Spike in Respiratory Virus Cases Raises Concerns

respiratory virus

Over the past few years, there have been a couple of respiratory viruses wreaking havoc on people’s lives. One of which many people are tired of hearing about is COVID-19. The other one would be RSV — Respiratory Syncytial Virus. However, the respiratory virus that has medical experts alerting people is called Human Metapneumovirus (HMPV). […]

The Benefit of Boosters


A booster shot is an additional dose, or doses, of a vaccine given after the protection provided by the original shots, has begun to decrease over time. This includes the COVID vaccine. This extra dose is typically given a month or so after the second dose. People with weaker immune systems are more likely to […]

People Can Contract COVID-19 Even at Outdoor Gatherings


In past years COVID-19 has been less likely to be contracted while outdoors, however, the new strains don’t play by the same rules. Katrine Wallace, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, says this is most likely due to the power of the new variants and subvariants. The hardest hit groups in America […]

FDA Approves New COVID Vaccine


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new two-dose COVID vaccine called Novavax. This injection is based more on conventional protein technology used for decades in HPV and hepatitis B vaccines. The FDA authorized the new shots on July 13, 2022. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, Novavx was one of the […]

Living With COVID Is Not Easy


Living with COVID-19 is not easy. It all started a week ago when this fully vaccinated columnist woke at 4:30 a.m. feeling like utter crap. She felt like she was in the Antarctic on an ice cube wearing summertime gear. No matter how much she tried she could not get warm. Her head felt like […]

CDC Advisers Recommend Pfizer and Moderna Over J&J Vaccines


The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advisory panel have recommended that people should not get the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine if the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech shots are available. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices announced its recommendations after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the J&J vaccine has been linked to a […]

CDC Busts COVID-19 Vaccine Myths


It is a well-known fact that uncertainty brings out rumors and myths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have laid out myth-busting facts about COVID-19 and its vaccines. One of the rumors about the COVID-19 vaccines is that they can cause variants. However, this is not true. Variants happen because the virus constantly […]

COVID-19 Vaccine a Step to Saving the Future


The COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions all across the world. Scientists worked hard to come up with a vaccine to help combat the deadly virus. However, by Sept. 13, 2021, over 225.5 million COVID-19 cases have been recorded. Of those cases, 4.6 million people lost their lives to the deadly virus. The American Academy of […]

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