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FDA considers limiting authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments

FDA considers limiting authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments

Federal regulators are considering limiting the authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments that have not proved effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a source familiar with the decision-making told CNN. The US Food and Drug Administration could decide in the coming days to take steps to curb the use of antibody treatments produced…MORE

Covid-19 hospitalizations are dropping in the Northeast. In other parts of the country, they’re rising
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Covid-19 hospitalizations are dropping in the Northeast. In other parts of the country, they’re rising

During what has been another devastating surge of Covid-19 across the country, there is good news: Some states are starting to see infection numbers and hospitalizations drop. But that’s not the case everywhere. As cases seem to begin plateauing, Covid-19 hospitalizations in the Northeast are down by about 11% after reaching a peak about a…MORE

After the Omicron wave, here’s what experts say could come next in 2022

After the Omicron wave, here’s what experts say could come next in 2022

Picture a not-too-distant future when you can book that summer trip to Italy or you don’t have to remember to take off your mask for graduation photos. After the past 25 months, forgetting the pandemic for even a little while may sound like a fantasy — after all, the coronavirus has gotten our hopes up…MORE

Boosters provide the best protection against Omicron variant, CDC studies show, raising new questions about what it means to be fully vaccinated
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Boosters provide the best protection against Omicron variant, CDC studies show, raising new questions about what it means to be fully vaccinated

Three large new studies from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlight the importance of getting a booster shot to provide the best protection against the Omicron coronavirus variant. This is the first real-life data to examine the effect of boosters against Omicron, which now accounts for more than 99% of coronavirus cases…MORE

Metro Atlanta hospitals are overwhelmed — and some ambulances must get diverted, health care leaders say
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Metro Atlanta hospitals are overwhelmed — and some ambulances must get diverted, health care leaders say

Some Atlanta-area hospitals are so packed that ambulances are getting sent elsewhere. Medical professionals from six healthcare systems described overwhelming conditions during a virtual news conference Thursday as the Omicron variant keeps tearing across the South. “Aside from being overwhelmed with patients — and we are running about 110% capacity right now — we’ve had…MORE

What’s going on in your mind matters. Changing your expectations can mean more success, experts say
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What’s going on in your mind matters. Changing your expectations can mean more success, experts say

“I think therefore I am,” mind over matter, the little engine that thought he could — our philosophers, language and literature all point to the power of perspective. Psychologists say this common wisdom is right: What you expect from yourself and the world make a big impact on the results of your endeavors. “From a…MORE

Some states say they are not getting their Covid-19 test kit orders as White House rolls out at-home testing effort
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Some states say they are not getting their Covid-19 test kit orders as White House rolls out at-home testing effort

Some Republican-led states claim they are having a difficult time getting their hands on rapid Covid-19 tests following the US federal government’s plan to send free at-home test kits to households across the country. The Biden administration strongly disputes such claims. “We did order millions more and we’re expecting a huge shipment this week and…MORE

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