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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 …


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%…


Families planning spring and summer travel can take steps to reduce risk, even though children can’t yet be vaccinated

As the U.S. vaccine rollout continues its slow march across the country, spring follows in its wake. That means parents are facing the arrival of spring break and, quick on its heels, the advent of summer. …


A handful of coronavirus variants have become household names during the pandemic, including B.1.1.7, the so-called U.K. variant, and B.1.351, the South African variant. There are many others. …


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

close-up partial view of young mother breastfeeding infant baby

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…


These cards are generally meaningless

Though Facebook has promised to crack down on health misinformation, many scams still proliferate on the platform. One persistent scam is the sale of “vaccine exemption” or “mask exemption” cards claiming to provide legal evidence that a person does not have to get vaccinated or wear a mask. …


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 early analysis shows that it helps prevent asymptomatic cases

We know that Moderna, Pfizer, and now Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective against preventing severe disease and hospitalizations. That’s a major win for public health and our strained health care system. …


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. …

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