Researchers found that right after the third shot of the Pfizer vaccine, protection against a symptomatic infection is pretty good. Two weeks after the shot, the booster cuts the risk by about 70%.
The people who take care of and educate children under 5 years old – both parents and providers – are in a special kind of hell right now.
Safe drinking water is one of the most immediate needs. The volcanic ash and seawater have contaminated the island chain’s potable supply and the government there has advised people to drink only bottled water.
Households can order four rapid tests, which the Postal Service says will be shipped for free “in late January.”
Biden also said six new federal medical teams will be dispatched to aid overwhelmed hospitals in six states.
The emergence of a less severe variant like omicron is not a sign that SARS-CoV-2 is evolving into a milder virus that is less able to infect the lungs.
The planet and its moon — if it really is a moon — orbit a Sun-like star that’s over 5,000 light years away, according to a report in the journal Nature Astronomy.
The research, published Wednesday in Nature, found that concentrated bursts of daily rainfall decreases economic growth, especially in wealthier and industrialized countries.
In an ideal world, the U.S. would be awash in COVID tests. Anyone exposed to COVID-19 could self-test and/or go to a lab or clinic for a test if necessary. But right now, self-tests are in short supply in many parts of the country.
Surveys indicate rising alarm over a democracy in crisis, the birth of a mass movement sympathetic to insurrection and growing support for political violence.