- Posted: July 13, 2021Read more »
When America is fighting down the Delta variant, another COVID-19 variant is identified with a rising concern worldwide. Lambda variant, a newly mutated variant of coronavirus, was first reported in Peru, South America.
- Posted: July 09, 2021Read more »
The delta variant is spreading so quickly that countries with few cases tend to impose lockdown. The variant was first identified in India but has surfaced in more than 70 countries and is considered more contagious than the British variant(alpha), reports the World Health Organization(WHO). In the United States, currently, the delta variant comprises roughly 25% of new infections, says Dr. David Hirschwerk. However, in some countries, the rate of delta variant is increasing, and in the coming future, the variant is likely to be the dominant strain in the U.S.
- Posted: June 03, 2021Read more »
Health experts say COVID-19 vaccine side effects are normal and indicate your immune system is working correctly. But what if you just feel fine after getting jabbed? Does it tell the vaccine isn’t doing anything, or their immune system isn’t reacting at all? Well, it means no such thing. Most vaccines cause specific side effects, and the COVID-19 vaccines are no different. The general public is constantly reassured that if they experience a sore arm at the injection site or fever, headache, nausea, or tiredness, these are barely the signs that your immune system is functioning well.
- Posted: June 01, 2021Read more »
Now that we are more than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are feeling emotionally distressed due to constant worry, uncertainty, and dramatic changes happening to us and our lifestyle. While it’s normal to have frequent thoughts of COVID-19 as the whole world is currently battling with such a pandemic situation, be prudent if these thoughts become more frequent or start interfering with your life. Read this article further and get to know how to identify and deal with COVID-related mood changes (called COVID Blues) - and when to seek professional assistance for a more serious mental health condition.
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The answer to this question is not very specific, this is because after having COVID-19, antibodies start to develop in the body, but how much time they will remain in the body is not definite as it depends on person to person. In a young person with no health complication, the antibodies may remain in the body for 5-8 weeks, while in the case of older adults (where the rate of formation of new cells is low), the antibodies may remain in the body for 3-4 weeks.
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It's been almost more than a year since the coronavirus came into existence, and all of us are now aware that people with all such health complications weaken the immune system and increase the risk of COVID-19 infection. Accepting this fact was not that difficult because we understood the logic behind it that such health complications weaken the immune system and increase the risk of COVID-19 infection.
- Posted: May 15, 2021Read more »
COVID-19 has completely transformed the way we go to the grocery store, work, and take care of our health, among several other things. If you have a long-term or chronic ailment like diabetes, the COVID-19 pandemic may have brought new challenges for managing diabetes care and keeping your blood sugar levels within the normal range. How does diabetes occur? It occurs when glucose or blood sugar level is very high. This can happen when your body is not producing adequate amounts of insulin or when your body is unable to use the insulin appropriately.
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Loss of taste and smell is weird, but distinct symptoms of COVID-19 so much that they are considered to be a better indicator that you have been infected with the novel coronavirus than any other symptoms, such as cough, fever, etc. Apart from COVID-19, there are several other causes that affect a person’s ability to taste and smell, which we will discuss in this blog.
- Posted: May 06, 2021Read more »
When you wear two masks (one on top of another), it is referred to as “Double Masking”. The outer mask can exert gentle pressure on the edges of the inner one, creating a better seal. As the coronavirus can spread through tiny respiratory droplets, masking in layers can help enhance its filtration capacity, and also better protect against someone who coughs or sneezes around you.
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COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting people from getting sick. People who have been fully vaccinated can now start doing things that they had stopped because of the pandemic. Based on the available information, CDC has now provided the ‘Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People’. Still, as we all are still learning to deal with the virus and its cure, meanwhile the CDC says to take precautions even if you are fully vaccinated.