Two-Minute Tuesday

Two-Minute Tuesday: CDC encourages masks to prevent the spread of Covid, flu, and RSV over the holidays

On Monday, December 5th, the Centers for Disease Control Prevention encouraged people to wear masks to help reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses this season as Covid, flu, and RSV circulate at the same time. The CDC’s Director, Rochelle Walensky, told reporters that wearing a mask is one of several everyday precautions people can take …

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Two-Minute Tuesday | ‘Tripledemic’ in the US?

Flu, RSV, and COVID-19: Is the US facing a triple pandemic? Globally, during the pandemic, many steps have been taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, while everybody has been focused on COVID, other formerly common diseases have gone overlooked.  As summer ended and the United States headed into fall and winter, doctors were …

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Two-Minute Tuesday | October 25, 2022 – COVID Setbacks for US students revealed by historic test scores

COVID setbacks for US students revealed by historic test scores According to results of a national test that provides the sharpest look yet at the scale of the crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic spared no state or region as it caused historic academic setbacks for American children, erasing decades of academic progress and widening racial disparities. …

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The aftermath: Adults with long COVID-19

We are still trying to sort out the aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic. With fall/winter seasons in sight, the potential for a COVID surge, and news about developing antibiotic resistant Superbugs – there is a lot to learn. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there were many concerns about its potential long-term effects. Experts are now able …

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Two-Minute Tuesday | October 4, 2022

Centaurus: The most resistant Omicron sub-variant to date Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, health officials have warned that the biggest barrier to controlling the virus would be its ability to mutate into ever more infectious and dangerous forms.  As new COVID variants and sub-variants continue to emerge, there are still many reasons to be cautious …

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Two-Minute Tuesday – September 27, 2022

The ability to identify new COVID variants is diminishing, as testing declines. World Health Organization (WHO) officials said they are struggling to identify and track new COVID variants, as testing and surveillance is rolled back in many countries. Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s COVID-19 technical lead, said the virus is spreading rapidly and continues to …

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Is a Fall/Winter COVID-19 surge coming to the U.S.?

Our administration has warned that 100 million COVID-19 infections could occur in the U.S. in the fall and winter, despite many Americans believing the pandemic to be over. A “likely” fall/winter Coronavirus surge in the United States was predicted by leading infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci as early as April. About a month later, the …

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Two-Minute Tuesday – September 6, 2022

F.D.A authorizes updated COVID booster shots – targeting Omicron sub-variants  The agency cleared two options targeting sub-variants that are currently dominant, hoping to curtail a fall or winter surge. Vaccinations remain the cornerstone of the government’s coronavirus strategy, even with tests and treatments widely available.  The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, …

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Two-Minute Tuesday – August 30, 2022

What is COVID-19 Treatment, and does it work? In terms of health and wellness, we are better equipped than ever before and now, there’s COVID-19 treatment! What exactly is COVID-19 treatment?  Medications to treat COVID-19 must be prescribed by your healthcare provider and started as soon as possible after diagnosis, to be effective. You could …

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