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Dr. Scott Gottlieb says Fourth of July weekend gatherings present a low Covid risk for most Americans

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday that most Americans should feel comfortable safely gathering over Independence Day weekend, citing high Covid vaccination rates and low virus infection levels in many parts of the country. However, the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said there are certain places where people should be more careful. “There’s very low… Read More »

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

Children from ethnic and racial minorities, those with underlying health conditions and those between the ages of 18 and 20 are more likely to die, a CDC-led research team wrote in a study published Tuesday in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report also showed just how unusual it is for children and… Read More »

Same-day ART initiation linked to increased risk of negative outcomes

Same-day initiation of antiretroviral therapy after diagnosis has some negative effects, including more patients lost to follow-up, according to a study conducted in Eswatini. The World Health Organization’s Treat-All policy recommends lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all people living with HIV at the time of diagnosis, irrespective of immunological criteria. Newly diagnosed individuals are generally… Read More »

Vitamin D and Covid: Will taking vitamin D reduce risk of coronavirus?

This is down to its anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory properties, which are crucial for the activation of immune system defenses. Vitamin D is known to enhance the function of immune cells, which is important for protection against infection, disease and immune-related disorders. People with low vitamin D levels are more likely to develop respiratory diseases, including… Read More »