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Top Virus Experts Have a New Warning for All Americans—Even the Vaccinated

COVID has certainly taken its toll on the U.S. over the last two years. As of May 18, there have been more than 82 million coronavirus cases and close to one million total COVID deaths reported in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And while the situation has improved in many ways, the virus continues to make itself known. In the last week alone, infections have increased by more than 18 percent and hospitalizations have climbed by over 24 percent, per the CDC.
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A user's guide to keeping your lungs healthy and functional

Take a deep breath in. Now, slowly, let it out. This simple activity is something we do all day long and seldom think about. But our lives depend on it. Every cell in the body needs oxygen, which is in the air we breathe. Your lungs receive this oxygen and...
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Health Headlines: How many times can you catch COVID?

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — COVID-19 reinfections are now being seen more often by doctors in the U.S. and in Connecticut. “COVID reinfections are certainly possible just like many other viruses we’ve had in the past, the common cold you can get a reinfection from,” said Yale’s Chief of Emergency Medicine Administration Dr. Arjun Venkatesh.
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What to know about the Paxlovid COVID pill

When COVID-19 antiviral pills were first approved by the Food and Drug Administration, they were in limited supply and not easily accessible to the average person. In late April, President Joe Biden announced that the pills were in “ample supply,” and has worked with his administration to distribute the pills throughout the country, according to the Deseret News.

Health Headlines: COVID-19 case undercounting; watching North Korea surge

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – It became official today with the CDC declaring that the United States reached the one million milestone for COVID-19 deaths. “It’s been very, very hard on this country, I think, in part because we just don’t have that health care infrastructure to really support people through the pandemic. And of […]

Researchers using autopsies of COVID victims to learn more

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The World Health Organization says moving forward in the COVID-19 pandemic, comprehensive research and innovative effort need to be at the core of pandemic response, and that research includes autopsies. On Thursday, the United States marked one million American lives lost to COVID-19. Nationally, health experts are studying acute and […]

Proven Ways to Avoid COVID During Surge, Say Experts

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of new variants have caused surges in infections around the world. Now subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are driving up cases in South Africa, and could lead to a spike in the US. "The BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants were identified because South Africa is still doing the vital genetic sequencing that many other countries have stopped doing," says Director General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. "In many countries we're essentially blind to how the virus is mutating. We don't know what's coming next." Here are five proven ways to avoid COVID during the next surge, experts say. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.