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Why Do Some People Get Side Effects After COVID Vaccines?

Why Do Some People Get Side Effects After COVID Vaccines?

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Jun 10
The immune system has two main arms, and the first kicks in as soon as the body detects a foreign intruder. White blood cells swarm to the site, prompting inflammation that's responsible for chills, soreness, fatigue and other side effects.

Do I Need to Get Tested for COVID-19 if I'm Vaccinated?

Do I Need to Get Tested for COVID-19 if I'm Vaccinated?

HEALTH | Jun 3
The latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you don't need to be tested or to quarantine if you're fully vaccinated, even if you've been exposed to someone who was sick — but there is an exception.

Little-Known Illnesses Turning Up in COVID Long-Haulers

Little-Known Illnesses Turning Up in COVID Long-Haulers

HEALTH | By Cindy Loose | Jun 1
One doctor says "waves and waves" of "long-haul" covid patients remain sick long after retesting negative for the virus. A significant percentage are suffering from syndromes that few doctors understand or treat.

Production of Another COVID-19 Vaccine to Begin in Weeks

Production of Another COVID-19 Vaccine to Begin in Weeks

HEALTH | May 28
Production of another potential vaccine against COVID-19 will begin within weeks, its developers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline said Thursday as they launched a large trial enrolling 35,000 adult volunteers in the United States, Asia, Africa and Latin America

Explainer: How Vaccine Passports for Global Travel Will Work

Explainer: How Vaccine Passports for Global Travel Will Work

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan | May 26
Keen to avoid losing another summer of holiday revenue to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union, some Asian governments and the airline industry are scrambling to develop so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports to help kickstart international travel.

Detecting Rare Blood Clots Was a Win, But US Vaccine Safety System Still Has Gaps

Detecting Rare Blood Clots Was a Win, But US Vaccine Safety System Still Has Gaps

HEALTH | By JoNel Aleccia | May 3
Experts worry that blind spots in the power of a federal warning system for vaccine safety issues, could hamper detection of other unexpected side effects.

You Don't Have to Suffer to Benefit From Covid Vaccination — But Some Prefer It

You Don't Have to Suffer to Benefit From Covid Vaccination — But Some Prefer It

HEALTH | By Arthur Allen | Apr 29
While the symptoms show your immune system is responding to the vaccine in a way that will protect against disease, evidence from clinical trials showed that people with few or no symptoms were also protected. Don't feel bad if you don't feel bad.

Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Opioids to Covid 'Long Haulers,' Raising Addiction Fears

Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Opioids to Covid 'Long Haulers,' Raising Addiction Fears

HEALTH | By Liz Szabo | Apr 28
A new study in Nature found alarmingly high rates of opioid use among covid survivors with lingering symptoms at Veterans Health Administration facilities.

Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers' Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers' Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Apr 26
Just as other industries are rolling back some consumer-friendly changes made early in the pandemic — think empty middle seats on airplanes — so, too, are health insurers.

How Long Does Protection From COVID Vaccines Last?

How Long Does Protection From COVID Vaccines Last?

HEALTH | By Candice Choi | Apr 23
"We only have information for as long as the vaccines have been studied," said Deborah Fuller, a vaccine researcher at the University of Washington.

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