Coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2): The Latest News, Updates and Information

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Reviewed on 3/14/2022

COVID Cases Surge in the U.K. and China

COVID Cases Surge in the U.K. and China

In the 2 weeks since England ended COVID-19 restrictions, the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths are back on the rise -- a reversal of the overall downward trend that had appeared in the last month... Read more

COVID Meds Appear to Work Against BA.2 Omicron Variant

COVID Meds Appear to Work Against BA.2 Omicron Variant

A number of COVID medications have proven their mettle against the "stealth" BA.2 Omicron variant in lab tests, but it's not clear how effective they would be in... Read more

Airplane, Transit Mask Mandate Extended to April 18

Airplane, Transit Mask Mandate Extended to April 18

Mask mandates for airplanes, trains and transit hubs that were set to expire will be extended to April 18. Between now and mid-April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will work with other federal agencies to help... Read more

If You've Never Had COVID, What's Next?

If You've Never Had COVID, What's Next?

If you're among those people in the United States who never had COVID-19, how should you think about your risk? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than half of people in the US are in the never-got-COVID category... Read more

20 Vitamins and Supplements To Boost Immune Health for COVID-19

20 Vitamins and Supplements To Boost Immune Health for COVID-19

COVID-19 coronavirus has many symptoms, including fever and dry cough, to more extreme symptoms requiring immediate medical help. If you have relatively mild COVID-19 symptoms, these vitamins and supplements can... Read more

COVID-19 vs. Flu vs. Common Cold: Differences and Similarities

Will COVID-19 Be Seasonal Like the Flu?

Are you confused by your symptoms and wonder if you have a COVID-19 infection or actually just a cold or the flu? Learn the similarities and differences for each condition with this simple symptoms chart... Read more

How Do the COVID-19 Coronavirus Tests Work?

How Do the COVID-19 Coronavirus Tests Work?

Tests for coronavirus may use two methods to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19 disease, a debilitating and potentially deadly viral pneumonia.

The first and most prevalent method to detect the virus in individuals is based on... Read more

Boosting Your Immunity From COVID-19? These Foods, Vitamins, Routines Work Best

Boosting Your Immunity From COVID-19? These Foods, Vitamins, Routines Work Best

To protect those they love from a virus that can kill, people online are flooding the internet with search results for the best vitamins, foods, and activities to boost your immune system against coronavirus COVID-19.

The internet provides plenty of answers—some reliable, others not... Read more

What 1918 Spanish Flu Death Toll Tells Us About COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Can the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic prepare us for the 2020 coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic?

Spanish flu was the most devastating pandemic ever recorded, leaving major figures like medical philanthropist Bill Gates to draw comparisons to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. How did the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic cause such a high death toll? And how can the Spanish flu prepare us for coronavirus?

It started as a mild flu season, not different from any other. When its first wave hit in the spring of 1918, the Spanish flu seemed like just another flu. But then... Read more

COVID-19 vs. Allergies: Do I Have Allergies or COVID-19?

COVID-19 vs. Allergies: Do I Have Allergies or COVID-19?

If you are feeling sneezy, feverish, short of breath, exhausted, or achy, you may be wondering if your signs and symptoms are due to seasonal allergies or COVID-19... Read more

The Black Death: What Bubonic Plague Reveals About COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

The Black Death: What Bubonic Plague Reveals About COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

What does the bubonic plague pandemic of Europe and Western Asia in the 14th century tell us about pandemics more broadly, and the coronavirus contagion in particular? Read more

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