Contagious Omicron subvariants of the coronavirus — such as BA.1, BA.2, BA.4 and BA.5 — can escape antibodies from previous infections and vaccines, though booster shots appear to provide enough protection to prevent severe disease, according to a new study published in Science.
COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States between March 2020 and October 2021, according to an analysis of national death certificate data by researchers at the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, allergies, colds and coronavirus overlap in some symptoms
A coronavirus testing site at Temple University’s Ambler campus in Montgomery County expanded its criteria to include people dealing with stomach issues or a loss of smell and taste. It comes after doctors revealed new symptoms associated with COVID-19.
Blood work provides essential insight into how your organs are functioning
Blood tests have multiple benefits, including:
- Determining your risk status for disease and conditions
- Checking treatment success
- Early diagnosis of some conditions before symptoms or complications develop
- Identifying treatment side effects
- Monitoring chronic disease status and progression
Testing for COVID-19 has plummeted globally, making it tougher for scientists to track the course of the pandemic and spot worrisome viral mutants as they emerge and spread.
The NIH indicates the importance of COVID-19 testing if we want our community to get back to normal. Early COVID testing can help save many lives by detecting the virus and allowing patients to isolate themselves early on to avoid spreading the virus. COVID testing is also very quick. You can receive results from a rapid test in as little as 15 minutes.