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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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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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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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US limits use of J&J’s COVID vaccine on blood clot risks

A vial of the Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen at Northwell Health’s South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, New York, US, March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 5 (Reuters) – The US health regulator said on Thursday it was limiting …

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Ukraine troops retreat from Popasna, Luhansk governor confirms

Re-elected head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov attends an inauguration ceremony in Grozny, Russia October 5, 2021. REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 8 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops retreated from the eastern Ukrainian city of Popasna, the governor of Luhansk region said on Sunday, confirming previous reports …

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Russian bombing of Ukraine school kills 2, 60 feared dead – governor

Luhansk governor says Russia bombed school sheltering 90 Trapped Azovstal civilians evacuated Britain pledges $1.6 bln more military support and aid G7 leaders to talk with Zelenskiy in show of unity KYIV, May 8 (Reuters) – Russia’s bombing of a school in the eastern Ukrainian village of Bilohorivka two people and left 60 in the …

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Obesity may weaken vaccine protection; unvaccinated Omicron patients face risk from variants

Syringes used to administer doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are pictured in a sharps container at a booster clinic for 12 to 17-year-olds in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, US, January 9, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah Beier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 6 (Reuters) – The following is a summary …

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