Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links belief in science to mask-wearing during the pandemic

Individuals' perceptions of science as a source of superior knowledge can predict the likelihood of mask wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study led by University of Maine psychology researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

You've been vaccinated for COVID-19. Now what?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines for Americans who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. Fully vaccinated people can gather safely in small groups without masks, according to the recommendations.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two gaps to fill for the 2021-2022 winter wave of COVID-19 cases

Epidemiologists—like oncologists and climate scientists—hate to be proved right. A year ago this week, the communications rush began from epidemiologists in academia to the public and to local governments about the imminent ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID: why are Swedish towns banning masks?

Officials in Halmstad municipality, Sweden, recently forced a teacher to remove their mask and prohibited the use of masks and all forms of PPE in schools. The municipality said there was no scientific evidence for wearing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 variants emerging as vaccine rollout continues

Public health officials continue to study and monitor variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that originated from the U.K., South Africa and Brazil. All three COVID-19 variants have been documented in the U.S.

Medical research

COVID-19: Persistent symptoms in one third of cases

Since its appearance in early 2020, COVID-19 has been unpredictable for both physicians and affected individuals given the variety and duration of its symptoms. Notably, it appears to have the potential to cause an unusually ...

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