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  • Why Catching COVID-19 to 'Get It Over With' Is a Terrible Idea

    Why Catching COVID-19 to 'Get It Over With' Is a Terrible Idea

    Some people are intentionally exposing themselves to the coronavirus, hoping to develop COVID-19 to gain natural immunity, but the risks of illness are greater than many realize — and can impact the health of others too.
  • Work Has Begun on a Universal COVID-19 Vaccine

    Work Has Begun on a Universal COVID-19 Vaccine

    Three U.S. universities are among the institutions that are developing a universal COVID-19 vaccine to help fight future coronavirus variants.
  • How Long Is the Coronavirus Infectious When It's in the Air?

    How Long Is the Coronavirus Infectious When It's in the Air?

    New research sheds light on the length of time the coronavirus remains infectious after becoming airborne.
  • What Parents of Kids Under 5 Need to Know About Omicron

    What Parents of Kids Under 5 Need to Know About Omicron

    According to the CDC, new hospital admissions for kids with COVID-19 have increased 66 percent on average. Experts explain what parents should know.
  • Booster Dose Provides 90% Protection Against Hospitalization

    Booster Dose Provides 90% Protection Against Hospitalization

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published new data finding that getting a third COVID-19 vaccine dose, or booster, provides tremendous protection against getting seriously ill with Omicron.
  • COVID Raises Risk of Myocarditis Heart Condition

    COVID Raises Risk of Myocarditis Heart Condition

    Experts say the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines far outweigh the risks associated with heart conditions such as myocarditis.
  • What It's Like to Have a Mild COVID-19 Case

    What It's Like to Have a Mild COVID-19 Case

    The majority of vaccinated people who have received a booster shot and still contract SARS-CoV-2 will likely experience mild symptoms such as sore throat, headache, congestion, and depending on the variant, coughing and loss of taste or smell.
  • WHO Says Healthy Kids May Not Need COVID-19 Booster

    WHO Says Healthy Kids May Not Need COVID-19 Booster

    There's “no evidence right now” that healthy children and adolescents need a booster dose to augment their COVID-19 vaccinations, according to WHO chief scientist, but CDC recommendations differ.
  • How Long Before Someone With COVID-19 Isn't Contagious?

    How Long Before Someone With COVID-19 Isn't Contagious?

    Infectious diseases specialists believe that on average the vast majority of people who contract the coronavirus are most contagious immediately before and immediately after symptoms appear. But how long people are contagious for varies from person to person, depending on the severity of their infection, the intensity of their exposure, and the response of their immune system.
  • White House Program for Free COVID-19 Tests, Masks

    White House Program for Free COVID-19 Tests, Masks

    The White House is launching programs to distribute 500 million free at-home COVID-19 tests and 400 million free N95 face masks.