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China Launches A COVID-19 Vaccine Inhaled Through The Mouth
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China Launches A COVID-19 Vaccine Inhaled Through The Mouth

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese city of Shanghai started administering an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday in what appears to be a world first. The vaccine, a mist that is sucked in through the mouth, is being offered for free as a booster dose for previously vaccinated individuals, according to an announcement posted on an...

China starts using a COVID-19 vaccine inhaled through the mouth
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China starts using a COVID-19 vaccine inhaled through the mouth

The Chinese city of Shanghai started administering an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday in what appears to be a world first. The vaccine, a mist that is sucked in through the mouth, is being offered for free as a booster dose for previously vaccinated individuals, according to an announcement posted on an official city social...

The Pandemic Uncovered Ways to Speed Up Science
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The Pandemic Uncovered Ways to Speed Up Science

The pandemic highlighted broad problems in research: that many studies were hyped, error-ridden, or even fraudulent, and that misinformation could spread rapidly. But it also demonstrated what was possible. While it usually takes years to test drugs against a new disease, this time it took less than one to find several vaccines and treatments. Once,...

Here’s what you need to know
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Here’s what you need to know

Though BA.5 still accounts for most U.S. Covid-19 cases, percentages are rising for the other omicron variants circulating throughout the country, per the CDC. “The ones that are particularly concerning are BQ.1 and another related one called BQ.1.1. Those are two that are expanding fairly rapidly in the United States,” according to Roy Gulick, chief...

Health officials warn severe flu season is coming, urge vaccinations
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Health officials warn severe flu season is coming, urge vaccinations

For years, Jeri Stuart didn’t get a flu shot. Now, the 54-year-old breast cancer survivor does not want to gamble with her health.  She got her flu shot last week.  “My mother always hounded me to get them done,” she said. “I figured, you know what, let’s just get everything that we can to ensure...

CAG set to conduct comprehensive audit of country’s health sector
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CAG set to conduct comprehensive audit of country’s health sector

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) is in the process of conducting a comprehemsive audit of the country’s health sector, and is adopting an approach that is different from earlier exercises done by the CAG, that had a more piecemeal-like approach. “Earlier, we were auditing on the basis of some...

What’s behind worrying RSV surge in US children’s hospitals?
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What’s behind worrying RSV surge in US children’s hospitals?

Children’s hospitals in parts of the U.S. are seeing a surge in a common respiratory illness that can cause severe breathing problems for babies. RSV cases fell dramatically two years ago as the pandemic shut down schools, day cares and businesses. With restrictions easing in the summer of 2021, doctors saw an alarming increase in...

Gov. DeSantis won’t directly say he’ll serve full 2nd term
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Gov. DeSantis won’t directly say he’ll serve full 2nd term

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Defiant as ever, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis fiercely defended his response to the COVID-19 pandemic and his focus on divisive cultural issues in his first and only reelection debate Monday, as Democrat Charlie Crist accused his Republican rival of being distracted by his national political ambitions. Crist charged that DeSantis was...

What’s behind worrying RSV surge in US children’s hospitals?
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What’s behind worrying RSV surge in US children’s hospitals?

Children’s hospitals in parts of the U.S. are seeing a surge in a common respiratory illness that can cause severe breathing problems for babies. RSV cases fell dramatically two years ago as the pandemic shut down schools, day cares and businesses. With restrictions easing in the summer of 2021, doctors saw an alarming increase in...