Dr. Fauci talks COVID after Pfizer’s Paxlovid treatment

The quadruple-vaccinated Dr. Anthony Fauci said he is experiencing a “much worse” COVID rebound after being treated with Pfizer’s antiviral medication Paxlovid. The 81-year-old chief medical adviser to the White House revealed his health struggles while speaking remotely at the Foreign Policy Global Health Forum on Tuesday. The nation’s leading infectious disease expert tested positive … Read more

Here’s How to Spot the Difference – NBC Chicago

If you’ve come down with a runny nose or sore throat recently, you may be wondering whether it’s the common cold, allergies or a COVID-19 infection. Health officials say it can be difficult to tell what illness you’re experiencing based on the symptoms, but getting tested is one way to find out — including people … Read more

COVID vaccine saved 20 million lives in first year: report

The coronavirus pandemic could have been much worse without vaccines, according to a new study that claims the number of deaths recorded worldwide from the coronavirus would be more than triple than it is today. In the year after the vaccine was first introduced in December 2020, more than 4.3 billion people received an inoculation, … Read more

Long-term COVID symptoms more likely to develop in women than men, new study finds

Women are significantly more likely than men to experience long-term symptoms of COVID-19, a new review suggests. Researchers from Johnson & Johnson’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer for Women’s Health analyzed data from studies involving 1.3 million patients. The results, published Tuesday in the journal Current Medical Research and Opinion, showed females are 22% … Read more

Clyburn hits DeSantis: Reverse or explain ‘inexplicable’ decision over child COVID-19 vaccines

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (DS.C.) sued that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) reverse or explain his decision after he declined to order COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 years of age. In a letter sent Friday, Clyburn, the chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, added that he was concerned by … Read more

LA County health officials urge vigilance ahead of Memorial Day weekend as COVID cases rise and school year races to close

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Some schools are urging students to wear masks indoors whenever they’ve been informed of an exposure. It’s part of an effort to get through final exams without too many absences. As this school year races to a close, Los Angeles County health officials said all signs continue to point to a … Read more

COVID in Los Angeles: LA County hospitalizations reach highest number since March

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The number of COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Los Angeles County has reached its highest number since March, according to the latest state data. As of Saturday, hospitalizations stood at 402, one more than on Friday. The number of those patients being treated in intensive care was 44, down from 47 a … Read more

COVID reinfection rates, antibodies, vaccines: What we know

The new normal is now. In what seemed like an instant, COVID-19 became an inevitable aspect of everyday life more than two years ago — with no signs to suggest that we’ll ever see otherwise again. As we look at our lives ahead with waves of new variants and “stealth” sub-variants, and seasonal vaccine boosters … Read more

COVID reinfection likely to become more common without variant-specific vaccines, experts say

CHICAGO (WLS) — Infectious disease specialists say COVID reinfection is likely to become more and more common as the virus keeps mutating and our vaccines play catch-up. “The variants seem to be very good at evading the immunity of prior infection,” said Dr. Max Brito, UIC Health. Chicago Bulls All Star Zach LaVine recently missed … Read more

Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 5,447 new coronavirus cases, zero deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois reported 5,447 new COVID cases and zero deaths Monday. There have been at least 3,226,197 total COVID cases as of Monday, including at least 33,710 related deaths in the state since the pandemic began. The video in the player above is from a previous report. As of Sunday night, 996 patients … Read more