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COVID Omicron Updates: FDA considers limiting authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments

COVID Omicron Updates: FDA considers limiting authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments

NEW YORK (WABC) — Federal regulators are considering limiting the authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments that have not proved effective against the omicron variant of the coronavirus, a source familiar with the decision-making told CNN. The US Food and Drug Administration could decide in the coming days to take steps to curb the use …

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Is Sneezing a Symptom of COVID?  How to Tell the Difference Between the Virus, Allergies and Flu – NBC Chicago

Is Sneezing a Symptom of COVID? How to Tell the Difference Between the Virus, Allergies and Flu – NBC Chicago

Is sneezing a symptom of COVID-19? Allergy-sufferers have been asking whether their recent symptoms are caused by the chilly environment, a cold, the flu or the coronavirus. Experts say the only real way to know the answer is to test, but until then, health officials say to treat any possible symptoms assuming they are related …

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Small children getting less sick from Omicron;  Genetic mutation protects against severe COVID

Small children getting less sick from Omicron; Genetic mutation protects against severe COVID

A child is seen near a syringe containing a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Smoketown Family Wellness Center in Louisville, Kentucky, US, November 8, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Cherry Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 21 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. …

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US suspends 44 US flights by Chinese carriers after China action

US suspends 44 US flights by Chinese carriers after China action

A passenger wearing a mask, amid the health threat of the novel coronavirus, arrives on a direct flight from China at Chicago O’Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. government said on Friday it …

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South Africa study shows boosters failed to block omicron, bolstering case for face masks, distancing and hand washing

South Africa study shows boosters failed to block omicron, bolstering case for face masks, distancing and hand washing

A study of some of the first breakthrough cases of COVID-19 caused by the highly infectious omicron variant found that booster shots of the mRNA vaccines failed to block that strain, although the infections involved only mild or moderate symptoms, confirming they are effective in preventing serious illness and death. The study involved a group …

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Boston Doctors Push Vaccines Despite Israeli 4th Dose Study – NBC Boston

Boston Doctors Push Vaccines Despite Israeli 4th Dose Study – NBC Boston

An Israeli hospital said preliminary research shows a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine does boost antibodies, but it’s not enough to stop the spread of omicron. Yet medical experts and public officials continue to urge people to get vaccinated amid an omicron-driven surge. Sheba Hospital last month began administering a fourth vaccine to more …

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Free USPS COVID test: US begins offering COVID-19 tests, but doubts persist

Free USPS COVID test: US begins offering COVID-19 tests, but doubts persist

WASHINGTON — For the first time, all Americans can log on to a government website and order free COVID-19 home tests. But the push from the White House may do little to mitigate the omicron’s surge, and experts say Washington will need to do much more to fix the country’s long-troubled testing system. The website, …

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