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24 Jun

Should you get your young child vaccinated for COVID-19? Here’s what parents need to know

Two vaccines—one by Moderna and another by Pfizer/BioNTech—for that age group are now available for the youngsters. 

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10 Jun

Can you get Covid-19 twice within 90 days? Here’s why it’s more likely now than ever

This post originally appeared on News @ Northeastern. It was published by Jessica Taylor Price.  When looking at the state of COVID-19 in the United States, Mansoor Amiji, distinguished professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern, invites you to think from the perspective of a virus. What does it want? What does it need […]

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24 May

Experts weigh in: Is monkeypox the next COVID-19?

On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health experts are racing to understand the unexpected spread of monkeypox to Massachusetts.

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3 May

Paxlovid’s slow, targeted rollout leaves vulnerable populations at risk

As COVID-19 cases start to rise in the U.S. again, the new measures could be critical in helping to get the life-saving drug in the hands of those who are at the highest risk of serious illness.

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3 May

Are we out of the pandemic phase of COVID-19?

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said last week that the U.S. is transitioning “out of the pandemic phase” of the COVID-19 health crisis.

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29 Apr

Study finds link between COVID-19 and Type 1 diabetes

People who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 may be at a higher risk of developing the autoimmune disease Type 1 diabetes, according to a study of more than 27 million people across the United States. 

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6 Apr

How worried should you be about BA.2?

In several major cities in the U.S., scientists have detected elevated levels of BA.2 in wastewater surveillance and are monitoring COVID-19 cases there. 

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5 Apr

Northeastern to end PCR COVID-19 testing program on May 6

The university announced on Tuesday that it will discontinue the testing program on all of its campuses, effective May 6.

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24 Mar

As the BA.2 variant circulates, will you need a second COVID-19 booster?

As the BA.2 variant of the coronavirus gains traction around the world, you may be wondering whether you’ll need a second COVID-19 booster shot.

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28 Feb

New CDC guidance drops indoor mask recommendation for Boston, much of the country

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday new criteria for the metrics that local jurisdictions use to ease pandemic mitigation measures. “It’s moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach to a much more tailored approach,” says Neil Maniar, professor of public health practice at Northeastern.

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22 Feb

For COVID-19, ‘endemic’ does not mean ‘the end’

“Endemic” is a term that most people are unfamiliar with, and that has caused some confusion.

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16 Feb

COVID-19 isn’t going away. But now we know how to live with it

There are a lot more tools in our pandemic toolbox than there were two years ago.

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10 Feb

COVID-19 cases are dropping in the US. What comes after the omicron wave?

The crest of the omicron wave is in the rearview mirror in the United States.

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9 Feb

Northeastern lifts most remaining COVID-19 restrictions

Northeastern University will begin lifting most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions as cases decline nationwide and across the campus community.

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7 Feb

You’ve had COVID-19. Do you get a free pass for a while?

For those who have contracted, and recovered from, COVID-19, the public health guidance is to skip testing for 90 days, unless you have symptoms.

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21 Jan

What has changed in the way we talk about COVID-19? Revisiting pandemic terminology amid omicron

As the SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, evolves, so too do the ways we talk about it.

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