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How Do COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs Work?
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How Do COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs Work?

COVID-19 antiviral drugs work by slowing or halting the virus’s replication process. This stops the spread of the virus throughout your body, reduces disease severity, and allows your body to focus on recovering.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan29 Mar 2022
Which COVID-19 Vaccines Are Authorized for Children?
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Which COVID-19 Vaccines Are Authorized for Children?

The adult version of the Pfizer vaccine is approved for children aged 12 to 17 to help protect against COVID-19.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan10 Dec 2021
What Are the Symptoms of the Omicron COVID-19 Variant?
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What Are the Symptoms of the Omicron COVID-19 Variant?

The symptoms of the Omicron COVID-19 variant are similar to other COVID-19 variants: fever, cough, shortness of breath, and muscle aches; however, there are fewer reports of significant loss of taste and smell with the Omicron variant.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan6 Apr 2022
How To Tell the Difference Between Allergies vs. COVID-19?
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How To Tell the Difference Between Allergies vs. COVID-19?

Symptoms of allergies may overlap with early signs of COVID-19. While signs and symptoms of allergies often impact the nasal passages, they rarely result in fever or digestive discomfort. With COVID-19, one may experience a range of symptoms, including congestion, fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and loss of taste or smell.

Ashley Brooks
Ashley Brooks28 Apr 2022
Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Effective Against the Delta Variant?
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Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Effective Against the Delta Variant?

More infectious strains, like the Delta variant, pose a threat to protection from the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines. At this time, vaccines are working. COVID-19 vaccination prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but breakthrough cases are expected.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan28 Dec 2021
Lambda and Delta Plus: What To Know About COVID-19 Variants
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Lambda and Delta Plus: What To Know About COVID-19 Variants

In recent news, a John Hopkins University COVID researcher described the Lambda variant as a “potential threat to human society”, and there has been widespread concern about the efficacy of vaccines against the Delta and Delta Plus variant. What do we know about these COVID-19 variants thus far?

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan2 Sep 2021
Will Variants Cause Another Lockdown?
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Will Variants Cause Another Lockdown?

Over the past few months, the Delta variant has posed a threat to returning to normal life, but healthy, vaccinated people do not need to worry.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan6 Dec 2021
Everything You Need to Know About the Sinovac Vaccine
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Everything You Need to Know About the Sinovac Vaccine

The Sinovac vaccine, CoronaVac, is an inactivated vaccine developed by a private Chinese company. It requires two doses given 2-4 weeks apart, similar to mRNA vaccines and most adenovector vaccines. Currently, the Sinovac vaccine is approved in China and for emergency use in other countries.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan29 Jul 2021
Can I Get the COVID Vaccine at Urgent Cares in New York City?
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Can I Get the COVID Vaccine at Urgent Cares in New York City?

While some urgent care facilities are administering the COIVD-19 vaccine, most vaccines in NYC are being allocated to mass vaccination sites, pharmacies, and community clinics.

Jacqueline Slobin
Jacqueline Slobin9 Apr 2021
How Much Does a COVID-19 Vaccine Cost at Pharmacies in 2021?
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How Much Does a COVID-19 Vaccine Cost at Pharmacies in 2021?

As part of Operation Warp Speed, the United States placed an initial order of 100 million doses of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The Pfizer vaccine was purchased at $19.50/dose and the Moderna vaccine was purchased at approximately $32/dose.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso21 Oct 2021
How Much Does an At-Home COVID-19 Test Cost?
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How Much Does an At-Home COVID-19 Test Cost?

There are nine SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests from five companies. Tests may be covered by your insurance or cost between $109 and $155 out of pocket.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso23 Nov 2021
What Are The Long-Term Side Effects of COVID-19? Respiratory Issues, Fatigue, And More
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What Are The Long-Term Side Effects of COVID-19? Respiratory Issues, Fatigue, And More

Long COVID-19 symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, and fatigue; however, around 40% of people may be asymptomatic after infection. The most common long-term side effects of COVID include respiratory issues, fatigue, heart failure, and neurological issues.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan4 Apr 2022