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    FEMA will offer up to $9,000 in relief for COVID-19 related funeral expenses

    The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, will reimburse out-of-pocket funeral expenses for those who died due to COVID-19. The payout will reach up to $9,000 for an individual or $35,000 if there were multiple deaths in a single family.  These government-backed payout amounts may be […] More

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    Is it safe to go to movie theaters after you get the vaccine?

    After more than a year of exclusively watching movies at home, the availability of COVID-19 vaccines has brought into question how soon we can return to one of the most popular pastimes: seeing movies in theaters. So, is it safe to go to movie theaters after you get the COVID vaccine?   Dr. Anthony Fauci, the […] More

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    Drug abusers are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms

    Almost a year ago, the medical world began speculating about the impact of COVID-19 and its symptoms on people who smoke and vape, as well as among drug users. An entirely new category has since been added to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of conditions. The category includes conditions created by protracted […] More

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    Why are so many European girls experiencing Tourette Syndrome symptoms during pandemic lockdowns?

    Lengthy lockdowns and stress surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an extreme increase in Tourette Syndrome diagnoses and tics in teenage girls. Tourette Syndrome is a neurological condition which impacts the nervous system, causing people to experience “tics.” Tics are repetitives motions, sounds, or twitches which can fall into two categories: motor tics and vocal […] More

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    Do patients who’ve recovered from COVID still need to get the vaccine?

    While surviving a bout of COVID-19 does confer some degree of immunity to the disease, experts still recommend patients who’ve recovered from COVID-19 to get the vaccine when it becomes available. The immunity gained after recovering from COVID-19 is not as consistent as that of a vaccine, according to the Associated Press. If you’ve had […] More

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    Could the COVID-19 vaccine shot eventually be replaced by a pill?

    This story is regularly updated for relevance. Last updated: April 14, 2021 Needle-weary folks could have some relief when getting their COVID-19 vaccinations in the near future. That’s because a coronavirus vaccine pills is in the works through a handful of manufacturers.  In particular, IosBio—a Sussex, England-based company—is working with California-based ImmunityBio to create the […] More

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    How the new strains of COVID-19 could affect vaccine strength

    Viral mutations have not rendered vaccines ineffective Vaccines may need to adapt to combat multiple strains of COVID-19 Moderna said its vaccine would work against the U.K, South Africa strains The COVID-19 vaccine devastated the world, froze social functions indefinitely, and forced people into their homes for months on end. Just as viable vaccination options […] More

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    Can you get the coronavirus vaccine if you have seasonal allergies?

    This story is regularly updated for relevance. Last updated: April 16, 2021 Those with seasonal allergies can still receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Several serious allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine have caused people to question whether they should get the vaccine themselves—particularly if they have allergies to things […] More

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    Here’s what the COVID-19 vaccine is made of

    This story is regularly updated for relevance. Last updated: April 5, 2021 With at least five major players for the COVID-19 vaccine in the market—AstraZeneca, Pfizer and BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and NovaVax— keeping track of what’s in each formula can seem an impossible task. But for those who could have an allergic reaction […] More

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    CDC issues new COVID-19 vaccine guidelines following allergic reactions

    Extreme allergic reactions to both the Moderna and Pfizer coronavirus vaccine have prompted fear among populations with severe allergies in the U.S. and U.K. Most allergies would not cause extreme reactions to the coronavirus vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Updated guidelines show that people with seasonal, food, pet, latex, and other common […] More

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