Coronavirus survivors might experience more intense COVID-19 vaccine side effects, experts say

Coronavirus survivors who receive the COVID-19 vaccine may experience more intense side effects following the first dose, experts say.  Two small studies, one from researchers with Mount Sinai Hospital in…

1 in 10 coronavirus survivors deal with lingering symptoms months after mild illness, study finds

A study focused on health care workers over the last year found that up to 1 in 10 who experienced a mild case of coronavirus was still dealing with a…

Coronavirus takes toll on progress made in fight against addiction

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – Larrecsa Cox steered past the used tire shop, where a young man had collapsed a few days before, the syringe he’d used to shoot heroin still…

Colorado identifies cases of Brazilian coronavirus variant for the first time: officials

Colorado health officials this week announced the state has identified its first cases of a worrisome coronavirus variant first identified in Brazil late last year.  The variant, which is scientifically…

One in three coronavirus survivors face psychiatric diagnoses within 6 months: study

New findings suggest one in three coronavirus survivors of some 236,000 individuals under study went on to receive a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within six months. A team of researchers…

Most children with MIS-C experienced only mild coronavirus symptoms prior to inflammatory illness: study

Most children who developed the rare but serious multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) that occurs weeks following a coronavirus infection had no or only mild symptoms of COVID-19 when…

UK coronavirus variant now ‘most common lineage’ in US, Walensky says

The B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant which was first discovered in the U.K. late last year is now the “most common lineage circulating in the U.S.,” the head of the Centers for…

Carnival Cruise Line threatens to pull ships from US ports over coronavirus restrictions

Carnival Cruise Line has threatened to leave U.S. ports as the cruise industry continues to struggle to keep business afloat during the pandemic. Carnival Cruise Line said on Tuesday it was…

Nearly half of new coronavirus cases coming from these 5 states

Nearly half of the nation’s new COVID-19 cases are concentrated in just five states — including New York, which had the highest number of new infections across the country last week, data…

WHO against coronavirus vaccine passports for the time being, spokesperson says

The World Health Organization (WHO) does not back the use of coronavirus vaccine passports for travel, a spokesperson said.  WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said the world health agency does not back…