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What Patients Can Learn From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

What Patients Can Learn From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby, Phil Galewitz | Jan 15
While home antigen testing remains a useful — and underutilized — tool to curb the pandemic, experts say, it is often misused and may provide false confidence.

How Will Forthcoming Website for Free Virus Tests Work?

How Will Forthcoming Website for Free Virus Tests Work?

HEALTH | By Zeke Miller, Darlene Superville | Jan 15
A new federal website to request free test kits launches Wednesday, with the first shipments going out to Americans by the end of the month.

Soaring COVID-19 Cases Renew US Debate Over Mask Mandates

Soaring COVID-19 Cases Renew US Debate Over Mask Mandates

HEALTH | By Meg Kinnard | Jan 13
Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates as COVID-19 infections soar.

When Am I Contagious if Infected With Omicron?

When Am I Contagious if Infected With Omicron?

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Jan 13
Some early data suggests people might become contagious sooner than with earlier variants — possibly within a day after infection.

Omicron May Be Headed For a Rapid Drop in US and Britain

Omicron May Be Headed For a Rapid Drop in US and Britain

HEALTH | By Maria Cheng, Carla K. Johnson | Jan 11
Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19's alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S.

Unfounded Theory Used to Dismiss COVID Measures

Unfounded Theory Used to Dismiss COVID Measures

HEALTH | By Angelo Fichera and Josh Kelety | Jan 8
In widely shared social media posts this week, efforts to combat the disease have been dismissed with just three words: "Mass formation psychosis."

FDA Shortens Timing of Moderna Booster to 5 Months

FDA Shortens Timing of Moderna Booster to 5 Months

HEALTH | Jan 8
U.S. regulators on Friday shortened the time that people who received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine have to wait for a booster — to five months rather than six.

How Do I Know if I have a Cold, the Flu or COVID-19?

How Do I Know if I have a Cold, the Flu or COVID-19?

HEALTH | By Victoria Milko | Jan 7
Experts say testing is the best way to determine what you have since symptoms of the illnesses can overlap.

What Does 'Fully Vaccinated' Mean? Don't Ask the CDC

What Does 'Fully Vaccinated' Mean? Don't Ask the CDC

HEALTH | By Zeke Miller, Mike Stobbe | Jan 5
U.S. health officials aren't changing qualifications for being "fully vaccinated," but are urging Americans to stay "up to date" by getting booster shots when eligible.

Why Are So Many People Getting COVID-19 Lately?

Why Are So Many People Getting COVID-19 Lately?

HEALTH | By Laura Ungar | Jan 4
People might mistakenly think the COVID-19 vaccines will completely block infection, but the shots are mainly designed to prevent severe illness.

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