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Symptoms linger two years for some; Inflammatory protein patterns may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit of US Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, in Chicago, Illinois, US, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com …

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Generic drugmakers to sell Pfizer’s Paxlovid for $25 or less in low-income countries

NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) – Several generic drugmakers that will produce versions of Pfizer’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid have agreed to sell the medicine in low- and middle-income countries for $25 a course or less, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) said on Thursday. CHAI said it could not disclose the names of …

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Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid have been made available at pharmacies around the United States, with the Biden administration working to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported symptoms that recurred after COVID-19 …

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Inside a Ukraine hospital where medics work as rockets fall

BAKHMUT, Ukraine, May 11 (Reuters) – The hospital in the small Ukrainian town of Bakhmut was never intended to receive queues of ambulance bringing the wounded and traumatised from the front line of Europe’s biggest battlefield. Nor did the volunteer paramedics expect, four months ago, to be shuttling back and forth to the front line …

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Pharmacy chains should pay $878 mln for opioid epidemic role, Ohio counties say

CLEVELAND, May 10 (Reuters) – A lawyer for two Ohio counties said on Monday that CVS Health Corp (CVS.N), Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N) should fund an $878 million plan to address the opioid crisis there, as a first-of-its-kind trial got underway to determine the pharmacy chains’ contribution. A federal jury …

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GE unit boosts medical dye output as China COVID lockdown cuts supplies

Completed GE digital anesthesia care stations are seen at a GE Healthcare manufacturing facility during the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madison, Wisconsin, US April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – General Electric’s (GE.N) healthcare unit said on Tuesday it had increased …

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At least 3,000 have died in Ukraine for want of disease treatment, WHO says

GENEVA, May 10 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s European chief said on Tuesday that at least 3,000 people had died in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in February because they had been unable to access treatments for chronic diseases. So far, the UN health agency has documented some 200 attacks in Ukraine on healthcare facilities, …

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China medical experts say zero-COVID strategy buys time to vaccinate more people

A delivery worker standing on a scooter looks over barriers in a closed residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, May 10 (Reuters) – China’s tough zero-COVID measures remain essential to defeat the pandemic …

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Cancer diagnosis a year before infection is not linked to worse outcomes; air travel carries COVID risks

Travelers with and without face masks navigate through the domestic terminal of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after Biden’s administration announced that it will no longer enforce a US mask court mandate on public transportation, following a Florida ruling, in Atlanta, Georgia, US April 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alyssa Pointer Register now for FREE unlimited access to …

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‘Like a prison’: Shanghai, Beijing ratchet up COVID curbs

Shanghai tells some to stay home, not receive deliveries Part of push to eliminate infections by late May -sources Chinese capital Beijing imposes tightest curbs so far Lawyers question legality of tough measures as anger grows China export growth weakest in two years SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 9 (Reuters) – China’s two largest cities tightened COVID-19 curbs …

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