Second COVID booster effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths in nursing home residents: study

Second COVID booster effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths in nursing home residents: study

A new study published this week found that the second COVID-19 booster that was made available to US adults over the age of 50 this year was highly effective at protecting nursing home residents from hospitalizations and deaths, although its ability to prevent infections was not as potent. The analysis, published in the Centers for … Read more

WHO says end of COVID-19 ‘is in sight’

WHO says end of COVID-19 ‘is in sight’

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said the end of the COVID-19 pandemic “is in sight” and the world has “never been in a better position” to reach this long-awaited goal. During his routine media briefing on Wednesday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated the number of weekly COVID-19 deaths from … Read more

Financial awareness growing among millennials, says this survey; 47% of respondents choose SIP as preferred investment alternative

Financial awareness growing among millennials, says this survey;  47% of respondents choose SIP as preferred investment alternative

In the aftermath of the Coronavirus Pandemic, a vast majority of the respondents (41 per cent) set aside a budget of anywhere between 10-20 per cent of their annual income as savings.

Covid Vaccines Will Likely Become Annual Like Flu Shots, White House Officials Say – NBC Chicago

Covid Vaccines Will Likely Become Annual Like Flu Shots, White House Officials Say – NBC Chicago

Covid vaccinations will likely become an annual affair, White House officials said Tuesday, with a schedule resembling that of flu shots. “In the absence of a dramatically different variants, we likely are moving towards a path with a vaccination cadence similar to that of the annual influenza vaccine, with annually updated Covid-19 shots matched to … Read more

FDA Plans To Authorize Updated Covid Boosters Around Labor Day – NBC Chicago

FDA Plans To Authorize Updated Covid Boosters Around Labor Day – NBC Chicago

The Food and Drug Administration plans to authorize updated versions of Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Moderna’s Covid boosters around Labor Day, NBC News reported, citing two people familiar with the discussions. The Biden administration is preparing to distribute the updated booster shots to teenagers and adults as part of its fall booster campaign. Both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s … Read more

Life expectancy drops by almost 2 years

Life expectancy drops by almost 2 years

Overall life expectancy in the United States dropped by 1.8 years from 2019 to 2020, new data shows. The decline affected all 50 states and Washington, DC, according to a new National Vital Statistics report, and ranged from as little as 0.2 years in some states to as many as 3 years in others. The … Read more

How to Plan for the Future When COVID Isn’t Going Away

How to Plan for the Future When COVID Isn’t Going Away

The last time I tried to wait out the pandemic, I drove south. My dog ​​and I traveled nine hours from San Francisco to the Anza-Borrego Desert, which sprawls over more than half a million acres near the Mexican border. Most of that territory is untouched wilderness, rocky washes home to deer, pumas, and golden … Read more

Have ‘Zoom Fatigue?’ Study Finds Way to Lessen It

Have ‘Zoom Fatigue?’  Study Finds Way to Lessen It

Aug. 18, 2022 – Making eye contact and picking up on subtle nonverbal cues that show that someone is listening is nearly impossible on a crowded video conference call. It’s hard to know if others on the call are listening or engaged, especially if they have their video turned off. That lack of social connection … Read more

Is COVID Still a Pandemic? Chicago’s Top Doctor Weighs In – NBC Chicago

Is COVID Still a Pandemic?  Chicago’s Top Doctor Weighs In – NBC Chicago

COVID-19 has been around for two years and counting, but is it still considered a pandemic? According to Chicago Department of Public Health commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady, COVID-19 continues to be a “major pandemic” as more infections are occurring throughout the city — and world — with the spread of new variants. “We show no … Read more

Fauci holds up BA.5 booster as best approach to handle COVID this fall

Fauci holds up BA.5 booster as best approach to handle COVID this fall

Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, said on Monday that a COVID-19 vaccine booster specific to the BA.5 omicron subvariant — which is currently dominant in the US — is the “best guess” for dealing with the virus this fall amid the ever-evolving coronavirus pandemic. Appearing on Hill.TV’s “Rising,” Fauci reiterated that it is … Read more