Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert discusses likelihood of achieving herd immunity

"When will we get 'back to normal?'" is a question looming on many Americans' minds. The answer largely depends on the country's ability to substantially ramp up immunity to SARS CoV-2. The introduction of safe and effective ...

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The future of masking, post-vaccination

As people continue to get vaccinated for COVID-19, many are wondering: "Do I still need a mask?" And while it may be tempting to trash that face covering, the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant is causing experts ...

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How the Delta variant is changing the U.S. forecast for COVID-19

(HealthDay)—COVID-19 vaccines are helping protect the unvaccinated as the new Delta strain surges across the United States, but experts say its high infectiousness could mean even more people need to take the jab to achieve ...

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Testing, vaccinations needed amid Delta surge

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed what Harvard-affiliated physicians had reported from anecdotal and laboratory evidence: the Delta variant of COVID-19 not only spreads more rapidly than ...

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COVID-19 herd immunity is not going to happen, so what next?

Any notion that COVID-19 was going to last for just a few months was very much misplaced in 2020. Especially after it was recognized that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was largely spread through the airborne route, all indications ...

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Rapid virus spread through Indonesia taxes health workers

Irman Pahlepi is back at work in Jakarta's Dr. Suyoto public hospital, immediately resuming his duties treating COVID-19 patients after recovering from an infection himself—for the second time.

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