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Draft CDC guidelines controversially conclude that N95 face masks are equivalent to looser surgical face masks in certain settings.
A boost in protection is needed to offset the persistent disparities in the toll of COVID between racial and ethnic groups.
The vaccines tend to prevent infection for only a few months, but they offer longer protection against hospitalization and death.
Updated coronavirus vaccine is recommended for all adults and children ages 6 months and older.
People at lower risk may not need an updated booster, but without a CDC recommendation, insurance companies wouldn’t have to cover it.
People ages 6 months and older are eligible for new Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech boosters targeting XBB.1.5 omicron variant.
People with cancer are advised to get COVID-19, flu and maybe RSV vaccines this fall.
Who should get flu, COVID and RSV vaccines—and when?
Stopping the virus from hijacking mitochondrial energy production may be a novel way to prevent serious complications.
Cohen now faces challenges on a national scale as she’s charged with fixing the CDC after its pandemic missteps.
The CDC’s flawed diagnostic test stymied national efforts to contain COVID-19 as the disease spread.
The confusion about what’s true—and who’s telling the truth—is of critical importance to public health.
NIH-funded research links alterations to inflammatory protein, underscores vaccine importance.
Prior research has shown that helminth infection induces both innate and adaptive immune responses.
More than 8 million Americans are losing Medicaid coverage, but help is available.
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