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    Why is the delta variant so much more contagious than other strains?

    Almost a year and a half into the pandemic, researchers studying COVID-19 have reached a consensus that the delta variant is the most infectious variant of the virus to date. It reportedly has a transmission rate more than double previous variants, and as of early August was responsible for 98.3% of COVID-19 infections in the […] More

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    Will the unvaccinated feel more comfortable with COVID vaccines if they get full approval by the FDA?

    The belief that COVID vaccines are more dangerous than the virus itself is one of the primary culprits behind the daunting number of people who remain resistant to the vaccine despite surging case numbers. In hopes of assuaging fears surrounding the vaccines, the Biden administration is pushing for the expedition of the vaccines’ full approval […] More

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    Mississippi continues to get absolutely hammered by the delta variant; here’s what the governor said about COVID in kids

    The COVID-19 surge in Mississippi has reportedly gotten out of hand. Another local event is causing a big surge in Mississippi, which is already reporting record-high numbers of new COVID cases driven by the delta variant. Two weeks after hosting a fair that drew thousands, all of whom lived in close quarters and attended shoulder-to-shoulder […] More

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    ‘Long-COVID’ could eventually qualify as a disability

    If you or someone you know has experienced post-COVID conditions—more commonly referred to as “long COVID”—after coming down with a bout of the coronavirus, good news may be on the horizon. Long COVID may soon be considered a disability, based on guidance released by the Biden administration in late July.  Long COVID symptoms—which include fatigue, […] More

  • Cats and dogs can catch COVID

    Yes, you can give COVID-19 to your pets

    We’ve known for a while now that animals can test positive for COVID-19, but according to the CDC, more investigation is needed into how different species can be affected by the virus. A recent Dutch study confirms that common household pets — specifically cats and dogs — can catch COVID-19 from their owners. “About one […] More

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    How are all these disposable face masks impacting the environment?

    This story is regularly updated for relevance. Last updated: June 10, 2021 During the pandemic, masks have been scientifically proven to lessen the chances of contracting and spreading the coronavirus. It has also been mandated by President Biden, officially requiring people entering buildings and lands controlled by the federal government to mask up. On the […] More

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    Researchers discover fascinating connection between COVID-19 and sleep

    Those far down on the priority list for the COVID-19 vaccine have been on the lookout for anything that can help them avoid serious illness from the virus. According to recent research, an extremely simple thing may improve your odds against COVID-19: sleep. Thanks to numerous studies on the effectiveness of repurposing existing drugs to […] More

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    Will the coronavirus knock out Mardi Gras?

    Mardi Gras, an annual New Orleans event that typically draws more than a million people, will feel a lot different in 2021. Slated to occur on Feb. 16, Mardi Gras is reportedly “not cancelled, just different” due to surging coronavirus cases. Mardi Gras cannot be canceled because it is a Christian holiday, according to the […] More

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