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  • Yale doctor on how rollout of new COVID-19 boosters will look

    New COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are rolling out sooner than most expected, after Labor Day. Both Pfizer and Moderna have now applied for emergency use authorization and the government is expected to act fast. Yale Medicine Physician Arjun Venkatesh explains how the new booster will protect against both the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the omicron variant.

    Source: News 8 WTNH.COM
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  • When Will It Be Time For Another COVID Booster? Here's What Experts Think.

    We’ve seen second COVID-19 boosters recommended for older adults and people with underlying health conditions — but what about the general population? Will another booster shot be recommended for everyone in the fall to fend off a winter surge? Or will the next booster campaign be geared to those most at risk for developing severe disease?

    Source: HuffPost
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  • Health Headlines: New COVID vaccine targets omicron, monkeypox travel warning and successful cancer trial

    In health headlines, Moderna has created the first COVID-19 vaccine that targets a variant, the CDC raises the travel warning to level two for overseas travel due to monkeypox and a cancer drug that eradicated tumors in a small trial. Drug maker Moderna said its new combination vaccine is much more effective against the omicron variant and will likely produce more antibodies several months down the line. Experts say that could create a road map for a yearly vaccine, much like the flu vaccine.

    Source: WTNH
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  • COVID Headlines: Masks on planes; Are vaccines coming for kids 4 and under?

    Many planning to travel this summer are wondering if mask mandates will return to airline and public transportation travel. The Justice Department has made a plea to a federal appeals court aimed at bringing mandatory mask wearing back on airline travel. Yale Medicine Physician Arjun Venkatesh said wearing masks on an airplane, mandate or not, is still just common sense.

    Source: WTNH
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  • Health Headlines: How many times can you catch COVID?

    COVID-19 reinfections are now being seen more often by doctors in the U.S. and in Connecticut. “COVID reinfections are certainly possible just like many other viruses we’ve had in the past, the common cold you can get a reinfection from,” said Yale’s Chief of Emergency Medicine Administration Dr. Arjun Venkatesh.

    Source: WTNH
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