Schizophrenia is 2nd highest risk factor for dying of COVID-19, after age

Schizophrenia may be one of the highest risk factors for dying from COVID-19, second only to age, according to a new study.  Previous studies had found that people with mental illnesses, particularly depression and schizophrenia — a condition that causes distortions in thinking and perception — had a higher risk of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2, […]

How well will COVID-19 vaccines handle coronavirus variants?

woman getting vaccinated at a drive-through clinic

As new variants of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 emerge, a slew of new studies suggest that some may be able to evade immune responses triggered by a previous infection or by a vaccine. That worry has already prompted some vaccine makers to look for ways to tweak their shots to keep up with these […]

5 graphs that show how bad COVID-19 is in LA County

Los Angeles is experiencing dark days. (Pixabay/) Last summer, California was a model for how to handle the pandemic. Despite its large population, it managed to keep cases much lower than did East Coast states. But in 2021, Los Angeles is the face of COVID in the US. Los Angeles County has now topped one […]

Why cats and dogs may need their own COVID-19 vaccines

Cats and dogs may eventually need their own COVID-19 vaccines to prevent the coronavirus from evolving further and “spilling” back to humans, according to one group of researchers. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is known to infect a number of animals besides humans, including cats, dogs, minks, tigers and gorillas. However, at this time, […]

Continued strict control measures needed to reduce new COVID-19 strains

A group of scientists is calling on governments to consider the continued use of strict control measures as the only way to reduce the evolution and spread of new COVID-19 variants. The experts in evolution, virology, infectious disease and genomics – at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Earlham Institute and University of Minnesota – […]

NSAIDs might exacerbate or suppress COVID-19 depending on timing, mouse study suggests

Washington, DC – January 22, 2021 – New research shows that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduced both antibody and inflammatory responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice. The study appears this week in the Journal of Virology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. The research is important because “NSAIDs are arguably the most commonly […]

COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine

Below please find a summary and link(s) of new coronavirus-related content published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. The summary below is not intended to substitute for the full article as a source of information. A collection of coronavirus-related content is free to the public at http://go.annals.org/coronavirus. At least 1 in 3 COVID-19 cases […]

Allergic reactions to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are extremely rare, report finds

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine rarely causes severe allergic reactions, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between Dec. 21 and Jan. 10, more than 4.04 million people were given Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, but only 10 developed a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. That works out to be […]

NSAIDs might exacerbate or suppress COVID-19 depending on timing, mouse study suggests — ScienceDaily

New research shows that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduced both antibody and inflammatory responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice. The study appears this week in the Journal of Virology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. The research is important because “NSAIDs are arguably the most commonly used anti-inflammatory medications,” said principal investigator Craig […]