Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

We should treat COVID like norovirus—not the flu

Because COVID symptoms—fever, cough, aches—are similar to flu symptoms, it is tempting to compare the two. Indeed, the UK's new health secretary, Sajid Javid, recently said: "We are going to have to learn to accept the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Over 2,000 new daily cases in Portugal virus surge

Health authorities in Portugal reported over 2,000 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours Wednesday, a high in a new wave of infections blamed on the Delta variant.

Medications

One dose of BNT162b2 inadequate for hemodialysis patients

(HealthDay)—For a majority of hemodialysis patients, a single dose of the BNT162b2 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine fails to elicit a humoral response, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sources of SARS-CoV-2 and other microorganisms in dental aerosols

COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic in March 2020 and given an incomplete understanding of the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 at that time, the American Dental Association recommended that dental offices refrain from providing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Herd immunity: can the UK get there?

Now that Britain and the US are crossing the 50% threshold of their populations vaccinated with the first dose, are they reaching herd immunity and can things return to normal soon?

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