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Covid-19 linked to cognitive decline, acceleration of Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, research finds
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Covid-19 linked to cognitive decline, acceleration of Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, research finds

Covid-19 may be associated with cognitive decline and acceleration of Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, researchers reported Thursday. Researchers with an international consortium looking to understand the long-term consequences of Covid-19 on the central nervous system are finding memory issues and biological markers similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s disease patients. Both diseases have been marked by inflammation…MORE

Nursing home staff who are closest to patients are least likely to be vaccinated, study finds
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Nursing home staff who are closest to patients are least likely to be vaccinated, study finds

Staff at long-term care facilities who are the most likely to interact with vulnerable patients are the least likely to have been vaccinated, researchers reported Thursday. And there is evidence they have been infecting their patients, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led team reported. They used data from 300 long-term care facilities across…MORE

Current rate of Covid-19 hospitalizations is about three times higher in states that have vaccinated less than half of their residents
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Current rate of Covid-19 hospitalizations is about three times higher in states that have vaccinated less than half of their residents

Average Covid-19 hospitalization rates are nearly three times higher among states that have fully vaccinated less than half of their residents vs. the average among those that have vaccinated more than half of their residents, according to a CNN analysis of federal data. And Covid-19 case and death rates over the past week are more…MORE

FDA OK’s Emergent BioSolutions plant to resume manufacturing J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine
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FDA OK’s Emergent BioSolutions plant to resume manufacturing J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine

Emergent BioSolutions announced Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration will allow it to resume the manufacturing of the drug substance that goes into Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine. According to an administration official, the Baltimore plant has not been fully authorized yet, and while production can resume, the FDA will still need to…MORE

Some people in Missouri are getting vaccinated in secret to avoid backlash from loved ones, doctor says
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Some people in Missouri are getting vaccinated in secret to avoid backlash from loved ones, doctor says

The Covid-19 vaccine has become so polarizing that some people in Missouri are getting inoculated in secret for fear of backlash from their friends and family who oppose vaccination, a doctor told CNN on Wednesday. “They’ve had some experience that’s sort of changed their mind from the viewpoint of those in their family, those in…MORE

American workers are facing increasing pressure to get vaccinated against Covid-19
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American workers are facing increasing pressure to get vaccinated against Covid-19

Unvaccinated American workers are facing increasing pressure to get Covid-19 shots, as the country sees a dramatic rise in the number of government and private sector employers pushing inoculations for those who want to come to work. The moves, which picked up pace this week, came as the highly contagious Delta variant helped send daily…MORE

Eating foods high in flavonoids could slow down cognitive decline, a study says
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Eating foods high in flavonoids could slow down cognitive decline, a study says

Eating a plate full of colorful foods like strawberries and peppers, which include flavonoids, could slow your cognitive decline, a new study found. People who ate about 600 milligrams (0.02 ounces) of flavonoids per day had a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline than those who ate only 150 milligrams (0.005 ounces) per day, according…MORE

What the CDC’s ‘substantial’ and ‘high’ levels of Covid-19 transmission actually mean
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What the CDC’s ‘substantial’ and ‘high’ levels of Covid-19 transmission actually mean

Health guidance issued Tuesday recommends that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors if they’re in areas with “substantial” or “high” transmission of Covid-19. But what do “substantial” and “high” actually mean? The two terms are part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s four-tiered system that measures the level of community transmission in…MORE

Pfizer data suggest third dose of Covid-19 vaccine ‘strongly’ boosts protection against Delta variant
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Pfizer data suggest third dose of Covid-19 vaccine ‘strongly’ boosts protection against Delta variant

A third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can “strongly” boost protection against the Delta variant — beyond the protection afforded by the standard two doses, suggests new data released by Pfizer on Wednesday. The data posted online, which are expected to be discussed in a company earnings call on Wednesday morning, suggest that antibody…MORE

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