A Spike in Respiratory Virus Cases Raises Concerns

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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). […]

New COVID Strain Comes With Unique Symptoms


COVID-19 has been around for over three years now. It seems like new strains are popping up all the time. XBB.1.16, also referred to as “Arcturus,” is a subvariant derived from Omicron. Moreover, Arcturus is a COVID strain being monitored by health experts, as it slowly gains its foothold in the world. Professor of epidemiology […]

2 Infants Suffer Brain Damage After COVID Infection


A United States study has discovered that two infants have suffered from brain damage after contracting COVID while in the womb. Researchers at the University of Miami have reported they may have found the first two confirmed cases where the SARS-CoV-2 virus crossed a mother’s placenta and caused their infants to have brain damage. Irreparable […]

Behaviors of Parents Could Have Spread COVID


COVID is a virus that has been spreading all over the country for a few years. The virus and its subsequential effects caused many people to die. COVID-19 also caused a lot of parents to be less attentive and more irresponsible than usual. COVID: Be in the Know Parents should make sure they are aware […]

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 […]

FDA Proposes a Flu-Like Schedule for COVID Vaccines


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a meeting with the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) on Thursday to discuss simplifying the COVID vaccine schedule. They are wanting to allow individuals to get the current booster available, regardless of how many they have received previously. In a briefing document released on […]

Infants Receive COVID Antibodies Through Breast Milk


Researchers from the University of Florida conducted a study providing more evidence that babies receive COVID antibodies through the breast milk of those vaccinated. This means there is a way to help protect infants too young to receive the vaccine. The recent finding confirms findings that were in 2021 which showed that the breast milk […]

CPS Asks Students to Take COVID Test Before Returning


Officials at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have asked students and parents to take an at-home COVID test prior to returning from winter break. Chicago Public Libraries have a limited supply of rapid COVID-19 tests for those who may need them, according to CPS officials. District officials have asked students to wear masks to prevent upper […]

Study Shows COVID-19 Vaccines Prevented Over 3 Million Deaths


Pretty much everyone around the world has been affected by COVID-19 in one aspect or another. Almost two years ago, the first person outside of clinical testing received the COVID vaccine in the United States. A recent study released by the Commonwealth Fund, shows COVID-19 vaccines have been able to prevent over three million deaths. […]

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 […]

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