People are calling out sick in droves and hospitals are dealing with a surge in patients.
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Experts on whether getting Covid is inevitable and why, despite claims of ‘mildness’, the variant is highly dangerous ‘Omicron’s breaking the backs of the healthcare system,’ says Eric Topol. Photograph: Étienne Laurent/EPA Leaders in the US have struck a pessimistic tone about the Covid-19 pandemic in recent weeks amid rapid spread of the Omicron variant. Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, recently testified before Congress that “most people are going to
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Viona Pharmaceuticals is recalling 23 lots of metformin, a popular type 2 diabetes medication. Here’s everything you need to know about the metformin recall.
Pakistani health authorities on Monday announced the completion of a successful clinical trial of Chinese traditional herbal medicine for treating COVID-19, as the South Asian nation enters a fifth wave of the pandemic driven by the Omicron variant. The Chinese medicine, Jinhua Qinggan Granules (JHQG) manufactured by Juxiechang (Beijing) pharmaceutical Co Ltd, is already being used in treatment of COVID-19 patients in China. "Since it was tried on patients with different variants of COVID-19, we expect it to be effective on Omicron as on other variants," Professor Iqbal Chaudhry, director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Science (ICCBS) where trials were conducted, told reporters.
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Guest columnist offers a basic test of one's numeric literacy to demonstrate how not understanding COVID statistics can be fatal.
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Some with recent Covid diagnoses are finding that contracting the illness they worked so hard to dodge for so long has brought them a reprieve from anxiety.
Thailand is considering bringing back a quarantine waiver for vaccinated visitors, its health minister said on Monday, as part of a proposed easing of some COVID-19 measures later this week. Thailand reopened to vaccinated foreign visitors in November to help a vital tourism industry that collapsed during nearly 18 months of strict entry policies. The 'Test and Go' policy, which allows visitors to skip the mandatory quarantine if they test negative on arrival, was suspended late in December over concerns about the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
A so-called "sachet economy" has emerged as high inflation makes everyday items too expensive for many.
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Fauci says pushback against 'easy-to-understand' COVID-19 protection measures like mask-wearing and vaccination is 'very disturbing'
At a World Economic Forum event Monday, Dr. Fauci said of COVID-19: "If we all pulled together as a society, we would be much, much better off."
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Family found the 18-month-old girl in the pool and performed CPR until Phoenix Fire Department crews arrived and took her to a hospital.
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Physique coach and bodybuilder Paul Revelia shares how he uses low-impact steady state cardio such as walking to support fat loss while he's trying to get lean.
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Fibrolamellar carcinoma is a liver cancer that is extremely rare, believed to occur in one in 5 million people. Gianna was diagnosed during college.
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More patients are getting COVID-19 during hospital stays. Experts worry it's because infected healthcare workers are sick on the job.
The CDC announced looser isolation rules for healthcare workers in December, then more patients started getting COVID-19 during their hospital stays.
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NEW YORK — A young man poked his head out of an isolation room and demanded, not for the first time, to know the COVID-19 test result he was waiting for. He kept asking until Natasha Williams looked up. At that moment, Williams was one of only two nurses working on the COVID ward, with its 36 patients. The young man was the healthiest in sight. One of the patients might die before the day was done, she worried. A few were on ventilators. One was curled in a fetal position and moaning for water;
Experts are warning that subsequent COVID-19 variants are likely to come after Omicron, AP reports.Why it matters: The warnings come as there's no guarantee that subsequent variants "will cause milder illness or that existing vaccines will work against them," underscoring the need for widespread vaccination, AP writes. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe chance of the virus mutating increases with every infection, raising concer
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After all this time, contracting the virus would somehow feel like a failure, Tribune columnist writes.
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Former Olympian and undefeated boxer Tony Jeffries shared what he has learned since quitting drinking alcohol as he celebrates two years of sobriety.
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“Control of a respiratory pandemic is achieved when you have 5% or less (positivity),” Peterman said. “We’re at nine times that.”