A self-test capable of differentiating influenza, COVID, RSV infection

United States — A new self-test that detects Covid-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has just been authorized for OTC sale by the FDA [1,2]. The Labcorp lab kit “will be available in early June and initially online through Labcorp OnDemand,” said Jacob RundLabcorp spokesperson. In practice, users will have to collect a nasal […]

More Antibodies With Longer Intervals Between COVID Vaccine Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LISBON, Portugal — An overall ninefold increase in COVID-19 antibody levels can be seen with a longer interval between first and second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech (BNT162b2) vaccine in people without prior infection, according to data from the UK government’s SIREN […]

If You’ve Never Had COVID, Should You Relax or Worry?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. If you’re among those people in the United States who never had COVID-19, how should you think about your risk? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than half of people in the US are in the […]

What were the most relevant medical news of 2021?

Find the latest news and guidance about COVID-19 at the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Information Center. In the last two years, health sciences have become more relevant than ever in the social debate, positioning themselves as a priority issue in the lives of citizens. Unfortunately, a global pandemic caused a large part of society to realize not […]