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Terrifying Khosta-2 Russian Bat Virus Could Spark the Next Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over. In fact, it shows signs of lingering for, well, a long time. But even as politicians and health authorities struggle with how, if at all, to keep addressing the current pandemic, scientists are already anticipating the next one. They’re scouring the planet for animal viruses that, like SARS-CoV-2, could leap … Read more

Vaccinations: Londoners urged to get flu and Covid jabs as ‘difficult winter’ predicted

M illions of Londoners are being urged to have flu and Covid vaccines after experts said they were increasingly worried about a bad flu spike this winter. Officials at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) warn there will be lower levels of natural immunity to flu this year after a few winters when people socialised … Read more

Scientists Identify Molecule That Can Kill COVID With ‘Hugs’ — but There’s a Catch

Scientists have identified a molecule that just loves SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It loves it so much that it “hugs” it, practically to death—binding so tightly to the virus that the virus can’t infect our cells. The discovery of this molecule, a so-called “HR2 peptide,” is a big deal. It could form the … Read more

Health officials urge flu vaccination, COVID-19 booster ahead of potentially more severe flu season

WYNNEWOOD, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — With the temperatures dropping, health officials are warning of a potentially more severe flu season compared to past years. “Each year, scientists look at the circulating strains in the Southern Hemisphere and try to predict what strains are going to be in the Northern Hemisphere,” said Dr. Lawrence Livornese, Chairman of … Read more

NYPD union members axed over vax mandate ordered reinstated

In a major victory for members of the NYPD’s largest police union, a judge ruled Friday cops who were fired for not getting vaccinated against the coronavirus have to be reinstated. In the stunning decision, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lyle Frank wrote that the city’s vaccine mandate on the Police Benevolent Association was invalid “to the extent … Read more

Can You Get Your Flu Shot and COVID Booster in the Same Arm?

Photo: uniqueton (Shutterstock) When the COVID shots first came out, the CDC wanted to be cautious. It was a new vaccine, after all, so they recommended waiting two weeks before or after getting any other vaccine, including a flue shot. That guidance has changed. You can now get your flu and COVID shots at the … Read more

Fauci says ‘we are not where we need to be’ after Biden declares ‘pandemic is over’

Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Monday that the U.S. is not where it needs to be regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the day after an interview with President Biden was broadcast in which Biden said that the “pandemic is over.” In a talk with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Fauci, … Read more

‘Freedom rally’ organizers met with obstacle to Peace Bridge plans

Organizers of a “freedom rally” at Mather Arch Park in Fort Erie Saturday were frustrated when they learned about an obstacle to plans for a flag exchange at the middle of nearby Peace Bridge with like-minded U.S. citizens. More than 200 people gathered by 4 p.m. at the Niagara Parks site, which neighbours the land … Read more

Scientists Warn of Spike in Long COVID Cases Across the United States

All over the world, the rates of death and hospitalization from COVID keep dropping. But our successful mitigation of the worst outcomes of the 33-month-old pandemic belie a growing crisis. More and more people are surviving COVID and staying out of the hospital, but more and more people are also living with long-term symptoms of … Read more

Monkeypox Cases in the US Are Falling. There’s No One Reason Why

Add to that: There’s little past experience with the vaccine, known as Jynneos in the US, being used against this disease. It was only approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2019, primarily for the prevention of smallpox in case that virus—eradicated from circulation by an earlier vaccine, but retained in two labs—was … Read more