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Airports Step Up Mental Health Support as Passenger Anxiety Soars

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Blair Walker, executive director of the interfaith chapel at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, introduced meditation sessions last fall for passengers and employees to help with pandemic-related anxiety. ATLANTA — Robin Hancock gently worked her steel tongue drum with a pair of […]

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Brazil’s P1 COVID Variant Mutating, May Become More Dangerous

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s P1 coronavirus variant, behind a deadly COVID-19 surge in the Latin American country that has raised international alarm, is mutating in ways that could make it better able to evade antibodies, according to scientists studying the virus. Research conducted by the public health institute Fiocruz into the variants circulating […]

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UK: Lockdown, Not Vaccines, Behind Drop in COVID Deaths

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Tuesday that the rapid drop in COVID-19 deaths was largely down to a three-month lockdown, not the vaccination programme, and that cases would rise once again as restrictions ease. The United Kingdom launched its inoculation drive in December and has already offered a first shot […]

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Herd Immunity and COVID-19: 5 Things to Know

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After more than a year of living with COVID-19, the United States is beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. More than 3 million shots are administered every day. With over 74 million people fully vaccinated — more than […]

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Study IDs Most Common Lingering Symptoms 8 Months After Mild COVID

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center . Loss of smell, loss of taste, dyspnea, and fatigue are the four most common symptoms that healthcare professionals in Sweden report 8 months after mild COVID-19 illness, new evidence reveals. Approximately one in 10 healthcare workers experience one or more moderate-to-severe symptoms […]

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Black Physicians to AMA: ‘Get to Work’

A coalition of Black physicians met with American Medical Association (AMA) leaders this to week to discuss the urgent need for antiracism initiatives in medicine ― a move to hold the association accountable after its top medical journal released a now-deleted podcast labeled by many as racist and misinformed. Dr Brittani James “I walked in […]