CDC Shortens COVID-19 Isolation Period

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Key Takeaways The CDC says people with COVID no longer need to isolate for five days. They can leave their homes after being fever-free for 24 hours without the help of medications if symptoms are improving. People with COVID-19 no longer need to isolate for five days before returning to […]

COVID-19 antiviral treatment should be taken for longer, says study

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Viral and spike antibody dynamics in molnupiravir (purple) and Usual Care (gray) arms. a) Median viral load ±95%CI with time, below limit of quantification (BLOQ) measures substituted with LOQ/2 for molnupiravir (n = 253) and Usual Care (n = 324) compared with a Mann–Whitney test. b) Viral load with time showing multivariable linear viral […]

When Covid-19 finally got me, here’s what I did next

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Get inspired by a weekly roundup on living well, made simple. Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Better newsletter for information and tools designed to improve your well-being. Story highlights Getting a Covid-19 vaccination reduces risk of hospitalization or death All should have a plan in the event of infection, our […]

Paxlovid enhances treatment options for COVID-19 patients

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In a recent review published in the Pharmaceutics, a group of authors explored the design, synthesis, and mechanism of action of Paxlovid, a Protease inhibitor (PI) drug combination for treating coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: The Design, Synthesis and Mechanism of Action of Paxlovid, a Protease Inhibitor Drug Combination for the […]

At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

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Abbott Diagnostics Scarborough, Inc.:BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test People with symptoms that began within the last 7 days. The test is to be performed two times over three days (serial testing). People without symptoms. The test is to be performed three times over five days (serial testing). Age 15 […]

5 things to know about Tampa Bay’s COVID-19 spike

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COVID-19 is here to stay, and Tampa Bay is again weathering a winter uptick of the pathogen. While mask mandates and other restrictions are long gone, experts say there are simple ways to protect vulnerable residents. Here are five things to know about COVID-19′s continued spread across the region and […]

Paxlovid treatment in 20% of COVID-19 patients could avert 850,000 hospitalizations, save up to $170 billion

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In a recent study published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, researchers used data from a large case-cohort clinical trial (1,120 cases, 1,126 controls) to simulate 24 separate scenarios wherein the use of the Pfizer-developed antiviral drug ‘Paxlovid’ could benefit the Stated States of America’s (US’s) medical and economic sectors. […]

Antiviral Treatment of Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19

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  Funded through sponsorship by Pfizer Private Limited. Medscape approached Pfizer Private Limited to fund the production of this editorial article. Please see bottom of page for full disclaimer.   Background Although the emergency phase of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic ended in May 2023, the virus is still […]

Paxlovid to the rescue? What to know about the COVID-19 drug

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Credit: CC0 Public Domain As the holiday and peak respiratory seasons collide, and COVID-19 cases continue a steady, weeks-long climb, doctors want high-risk people to remember: Should COVID catch them in the coming days, one call to the doctor could save Christmas—or more. Paxlovid, an antiviral COVID therapy given under […]

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