Omicron variant

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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Goodbye Pandemic, Hello Endemic

Goodbye Pandemic, Hello Endemic

Commentary In early 1918, when World War I entered its final year, the H1N1 influenza A virus infected millions of people, causing the Spanish flu pandemic. By April 1920, after four waves and almost 100 million deaths, the pandemic ended. H1N1 became much less deadly and caused only ordinary seasonal flu. It had become an …

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Could the COVID-19 pandemic end with this omicron surge as the virus turns endemic?  Here’s what experts say

Could the COVID-19 pandemic end with this omicron surge as the virus turns endemic? Here’s what experts say

SAN FRANCISCO — It is “reasonably likely” to expect the pandemic to draw to a close as soon as a month from today, though COVID-19 is likely to stay, according to UCSF’s Chair of the Department of Medicine, Dr. Robert Wachter . He expects infections to fall and community immunity levels to rise from a …

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