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A blog from Medium for Covid-19 news, advice, and commentary.

The largest study to date is more great news for pregnant people

Last week, a research team from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital published the largest study to date verifying the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy. This new study helps the 3.7 million people who give birth in the United States per year find answers to their questions…

U.S. health officials raise concerns about the company’s latest efficacy data

In a highly unusual move, a U.S. health agency raised concerns on Tuesday that AstraZeneca had not provided the most current data about its Covid-19 vaccine in a press release it issued Monday.

In the release, which garnered excitement from public health experts, the company said its vaccine was 79%…

Hospitalized children with the inflammatory syndrome linked to Covid-19 have increased risk for acute kidney injury

For a while, early on in the pandemic, the world sighed with some relief at the apparent low risk the SARS-CoV-2 virus held for children. That sigh turned to an intake of breath with reports of a new syndrome emerging in children, apparently associated with the virus and often coming…

An OB-GYN reviews the latest coronavirus research for lactating people

Many new moms and lactating people are searching for definitive answers about the Covid-19 vaccine and breastfeeding. Considering more than 3.7 million individuals give birth in the United States per year, clear evidence-based guidelines are needed as soon as possible.

Nearly 110 million doses have been administered in the United…

Everything you need to know about the experimental drug molnupiravir

Vaccines are being rolled out across the country, but many are still at risk of infection with Covid-19. Though there are no drugs available to take at home yet, a pill for the coronavirus may be on the horizon.

An experimental drug meant to reduce the length of illness is…

An easy bit of ‘face origami’ adds more security to a disposable mask

The Centers for Disease Control recently updated its mask guidance. The latest rules recommend taking certain steps to ensure your mask fits tightly on your face and adding layers for additional protection. Among the CDC’s recommendations for making your mask fit more snugly is the curious suggestion to “knot and…

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