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- USA TODAY Opinion
Treatment for COVID-19 is the Wild West. Prescription for Paxlovid? Forget about it. Monoclonal antibody infusion? If you are lucky.
- San Luis Obispo Tribune
“How do we know if our mild discomforts are actually symptoms of COVID?” asks SLO Tribune columnist. | OPINION
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's government is discussing whether to impose a quasi-state of emergency in the capital, Tokyo, and surrounding areas this week to contain a surge in COVID-19 infections, broadcaster FNN said on Monday. The highly infectious Omicron variant is driving a resurgence in coronavirus cases, which are hovering near record levels, after new infections exceeded 25,000 nationwide in the past two days. Last week, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said the capital would request measures such as a quasi-emergency if the use of beds allocated for COVID-19 patients climbed to 20%.
- Men's Health
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.
- Yahoo Life
The congresswoman is urging her followers to "be careful" after testing positive last week.
- Associated Press
Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind advance practically ensures it won’t be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world. Every infection provides a chance for the virus to mutate, and omicron has an edge over its predecessors: It spreads way faster despite emerging on a planet with a stronger patchwork of immunity from vaccines and prior illness. Experts don’t know what the next variants will look like or how they might shape the pandemic, but they say there’s no guarantee the sequels of omicron will cause milder illness or that existing vaccines will work against them.
- Good Housekeeping
Nausea and throwing up is becoming increasingly tied to Omicron-fueled infections as these symptoms are unusual for other winter seasonal issues. Here's how to tell if being queasy is related to COVID-19.
- American News
The trigger that causes the immune system to start attacking itself is not known, but scientists suspect it involves a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
- The Coloradoan
Mac Again's Fort Collins testing site, 1700 S. College Ave., was one of a dozen issued a cease and desist letter, along with Center for Covid Control sites.
- Fox News
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul hit back at YouTube "censors" on Saturday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged that cloth masks do not work as well against the coronavirus as N95 makes.
- Men's Health
What started as a whimsical passive tracking-based experiment led to some pretty surprising findings.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Here’s why medicine shelves are empty at your grocery store. And what health experts recommend you try instead.
- The Herald-Times
Guest columnist offers a basic test of one's numeric literacy to demonstrate how not understanding COVID statistics can be fatal.
- The Telegraph
Chris Evert reveals ovarian cancer diagnosis with former world No 1 taking inspiration from late sister's own fight
Chris Evert, the former world No 1, has revealed she is undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. The American, 67, has had a stage one diagnosis, and says she is "very lucky that they caught it early".
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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.
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
- The Guardian
Dr Maria Bottazzi says their vaccine, called Corbevax, is unique because they do not intend to patent it Drs Peter Hotez and Maria Bottazzi, developers of Corbevax. Photograph: Baylor College of Medicine A new Covid-19 vaccine is being developed by Texas scientists using a decades-old conventional method that will make the production and distribution cheaper and more accessible for countries most affected by the pandemic and where new variants are likely to originate due to low inoculation rates
- Business Insider
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.
- Men's Health
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.
- The New York Times
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;