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    Is it safe to take allergy pills the same day as a COVID vaccine?

    For months, concern has been swirling around the true impacts of the COVID-19 vaccines and their side effects. Reports of discomfort and mild pain post-vaccination have left some people wondering what preventative measures might be taken to soften the blow. Multiple avenues to prepare for the COVID vaccine, including the use of anti-inflammatories and allergy […] More

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    Why are men getting COVID-19 vaccines less frequently than women?

    Historically, men are less likely to be proactive about preventative care The divide sits just under 10%, with vaccination rates declining for all  Men also get fewer flu vaccinations Some health departments will be launching COVID-19 vaccination campaigns to target men. It’s not because men are more likely to have a harder time with COVID-19 […] More

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    Is it safe to get on an airplane after you get the vaccine?

    As the summer vacation and travel season approaches, you might be asking yourself whether it is safe to fly again—especially if you’ve gotten the COVID vaccine.   If you’ve already made some summer plans, you’re in luck. The Centers for Disease Control has updated its guidance on travel for fully vaccinated people. As long as […] More

  • how long masks on airplanes
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    How long will you have to continue wearing masks on airplanes?

    This story is regularly updated for relevance. Last updated: July 19, 2021 In January 2021, the Transportation Security Administration issued a mandate requiring the wearing of masks by passengers in airport security checkpoints as well as throughout their travels in the transportation network. That mandate has been extended through Sept. 13, 2021, temporarily answering the […] More

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    Being active could reduce the risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms

    Obesity was one of the earliest established risk factors for severe cases of COVID-19. It follows that being active and exercising can greatly reduce the risk of severe COVID symptoms, a theory that was recently backed up by a scientific study. A new study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed that being physically […] More

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    Scammers now peddling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards

    This story is regularly updated for relevance. Last updated: May 10, 2021 Some may be looking to avoid what they view as an overreaching government. Others may be using them to jump the line and secure a vaccination. But what they all have in common is illegally purchasing fake COVID-19 vaccination cards.  According to an […] More

  • cleaning surfaces covid
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    Do we still need to disinfect surfaces during the pandemic?

    COVID-19 viral transmission is much more effective through the air Viral particles can still survive for days on poreless surfaces Surfaces should be cleaned but with less regularity Just one year ago, photos of empty aisles had a strong presence online, as the coronavirus pandemic first began to take hold and people began buying up […] More

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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

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

    This story is regularly updated for relevance. Last updated: July 20, 2021 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 […] More

  • drug users covid symptoms
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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?

    This story is regularly updated for relevance. Last updated: July 13, 2021 Lengthy lockdowns and stress surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have 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, […] More

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