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Can New Variants of the Coronavirus Keep Emerging?

Can New Variants of the Coronavirus Keep Emerging?

HEALTH | By Christina Larson | Oct 23
New variants can emerge as long as the virus that caused the pandemic keeps infecting people. But that doesn't mean new variants will keep emerging as regularly, or that they'll be more dangerous.

Is It Time to Get the COVID Booster? Which One?

Is It Time to Get the COVID Booster? Which One?

HEALTH | By Lauren Neergaard, Mike Stobbe | Oct 22
Millions more Americans just became eligible for COVID-19 boosters but figuring out who's eligible and when can be confusing.

FDA OK's Mixing COVID Vaccines, Backs Moderna and J&J Boosters

FDA OK's Mixing COVID Vaccines, Backs Moderna and J&J Boosters

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Oct 21
U.S. regulators signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or J&J vaccine, saying anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.

FDA Panel Endorses Lower-Dose Moderna COVID Shot for Booster

FDA Panel Endorses Lower-Dose Moderna COVID Shot for Booster

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 15
U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago should get a half-dose booster.

What's the Latest Advice on the Type of Mask I Should Wear?

What's the Latest Advice on the Type of Mask I Should Wear?

HEALTH | By Emma H. Tobin | Oct 14
What's the latest advice on the type of mask I should wear? It depends on your situation, but health officials say it should cover your nose and mouth, and fit snugly.

Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

HEALTH | By Arthur Allen | Oct 8
"We don't yet have full understanding of what the presence of antibodies tells us about immunity," says one infectious diseases expert.

Can I Get the Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines at the Same Time?

Can I Get the Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines at the Same Time?

HEALTH | By Emma H. Tobin | Oct 7
Yes, you can get the shots in the same visit. Staying up to date on all vaccinations will be especially important this year, experts say.

J&J Seeks FDA OK for Vaccine Booster Doses

J&J Seeks FDA OK for Vaccine Booster Doses

HEALTH | Oct 5
Johnson & Johnson has asked U.S. regulators to allow booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward shoring up protection in more vaccinated Americans.

Merck Says Experimental Pills Cut Worst Effects of COVID-19

Merck Says Experimental Pills Cut Worst Effects of COVID-19

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Oct 1
Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus.

Am I Fully Vaccinated Without a COVID-19 Booster?

Am I Fully Vaccinated Without a COVID-19 Booster?

HEALTH | By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 30
Yes, people who got a two-dose vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot are considered fully vaccinated — even without a booster.

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