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Immunity to coronavirus lingers for months, study finds

Immunity to Covid-19 infection lingers for at least five months, researchers reported — and probably longer than that. While the report may seem confusing and contradictory to a similar report out of Britain this week, it really isn’t. People’s bodies produce an army of immune compounds in response to an infection and some are overwhelming…MORE

Covid-19 antibody therapies show promising early results in separate trials

Covid-19 antibody therapies show promising early results in separate trials

Days after Eli Lilly and Company said it would stop a trial of its Covid-19 antibody therapy in hospitalized patients because it was not effective, the company on Wednesday published promising interim results from a trial involving patients with mild and moderate Covid-19. Also on Wednesday, biopharmaceutical company Regeneron reported its monoclonal antibody cocktail treatment…MORE

Stay inside this Halloween with your household, doctors say

Stay inside this Halloween with your household, doctors say

With the threat of Covid-19, trick-or-treating may not be safe this year and kids should be kept home, three professors from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine warned in written statements on Wednesday. “I’m more hesitant to even do socially distanced activities with large group(s) of kids and adults gathering outdoors. People are trying…MORE

Sewage testing shows a country flush with coronavirus cases

Sewage testing shows a country flush with coronavirus cases

When Rosa Inchausti and her colleagues started testing wastewater in Tempe, Arizona, it was 2018 and they were not looking for coronavirus. They were tracking the opioid epidemic. But because they were set up to sample the city sector by sector, they were able to switch gears and begin sampling sewage for evidence of coronavirus.…MORE

In a politically divided country, are children destined to grow up on 1 side?

In a politically divided country, are children destined to grow up on 1 side?

Little kids can say some pretty entertaining things. In an election year, the chatter coming from the child department may be extra amusing. “Who does Daddy like?” my friend recently asked her 2-year-old. “Trumple!” she screamed out with the mischievous look of a toddler who is about to get a reaction out of her mom.…MORE

US may not be back to normal until 2022, Fauci says

US may not be back to normal until 2022, Fauci says

As Covid-19 cases continue to jump during the fall surge, Dr. Anthony Fauci says there’s little chance of normalcy on the horizon. The US will have a vaccine in the next few months, but there’s a chance a “substantial proportion of the people” won’t be vaccinated until the second or third quarter of 2021, Fauci…MORE

Seniors are better at pandemic safety than young adults, CDC finds

Seniors are better at pandemic safety than young adults, CDC finds

Older Americans are better than younger adults at following the recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, according to a new survey. This discrepancy could explain why Covid-19 infections started to rise in younger people starting in June, according to the team at the Data…MORE

US task force proposes starting colorectal cancer screening at age 45

US task force proposes starting colorectal cancer screening at age 45

The US Preventive Services Task Force — the nation’s leading panel for medical guidance — is considering a draft recommendation to lower the recommended screening age for colon and rectal cancers to 45. Previously, it was recommended to start screening at age 50. “This new draft recommendation — and we’re seeking feedback — is that…MORE

Dr. Birx slams the lack of mask usage in North Dakota, where Covid-19 is soaring

Dr. Birx slams the lack of mask usage in North Dakota, where Covid-19 is soaring

If you’re in a coronavirus hotspot, watch out — Dr. Deborah Birx might be visiting and reinforcing some sharp lessons. The White House coronavirus task force coordinator has been traveling across the country in recent weeks, meeting with state and local officials as the fall Covid-19 surge grips all regions of the country. North Dakota…MORE

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