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How Long COVID Is Changing The Perception Of Persistent Lyme

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued, medical professionals and researchers have begun to notice that recovering from COVID is not as simple as recovering from many other viral infections. The initial symptoms that occur while someone is infected, such as a fever, cough, and fatigue, are all expected – but what many people are still unaware of are the aftereffects of COVID-19.

The fact that certain symptoms can stick around long after recovery from an illness is not a new revelation, though. People who have had Lyme disease know all too well that getting over the initial infection is not always the end of the battle, and people with long COVID are learning this as well. But what is long COVID, exactly? And what does it have to do with Lyme disease?

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How To Test For COVID-19 Antibodies After Receiving An mRNA Vaccine

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a stronghold on the world for over a year. With rising death tolls and lockdown measures cycling in many places, the race to develop a vaccine has been the top priority. When the mRNA vaccines were developed and then made available to many members of the public, including vulnerable populations and frontline workers, many saw it as a light at the end of a year-long tunnel.

Many people are still wary of these new vaccines, though. This is mainly due to misunderstandings of how vaccines work, how they keep the body safe from the virus, and the potential side effects that may occur following their vaccination. So, how do vaccines really work? Here’s what you need to know about them, and how to test for COVID-19 antibodies after receiving the Pfizer vaccine, the Moderna vaccine or any of the others coming to market.

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5 Ways To Minimize Transmission Of Coronavirus In The Office

Now that the world has started to slowly reopen, many businesses have begun to return to normal operations. Offices and stores are opening their doors with new safety guidelines in place to help limit the community spread of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean that there is less risk involved when it comes to transmission of the illness.

The virus itself has not gone away, nor does it appear to be disappearing in the near future. This means that the risk of contracting the virus needs to be taken into account as offices reopen and things return to business as usual.

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How Serology Testing For SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Could Lead To A Prophylactic For First Line Responders

Since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the first step in slowing the spread of the virus has been containment. Agencies and governments across the world limited or halted all travel, and quarantined or put areas in lockdown where the virus was found to be spreading. This practice of containment doesn’t work across the board, however – more needs to be done.

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How Do People Know They’ve Been Exposed To SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus If They’re Asymptomatic?

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic spanning the globe picked up speed extremely quickly. In just a few short months, the virus spread from its suspected origin China to over 185 countries in the world. COVID-19 is a part of the coronavirus family, which includes both SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome). However, COVID-19 has spread exponentially in comparison to both SARS and MERS, both of which had worldwide cases less than 10,000.

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