The COVID-19 virus is the unwanted houseguest who refuses to leave, popping up again and again, each time sending scientists scrambling to develop a new booster to ward it off. And yet, science continues to win the battle, two Duke experts said Wednesday. Speaking to media in a virtual briefing, infectious disease specialist Dr. Cameron Wolfe and David Montefiori, Ph.D., director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute, said booster shots continue to be effective for those Americans who routinely get them.
During the current period where COVID-19 cases are increasing, treatment is readily available and appropriate for the majority of North Carolinians. Using antiviral treatments reduces the risk of serious illness and preliminary data indicates treatment is associated with reduced risk of developing long-COVID. Treatment works most effectively when started early and is advised for those at high risk for severe disease, even if your current symptoms are mild.
The US Public Health Emergency, declared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, ends today. Although the public health emergency is over, COVID-19 vaccines, testing and treatment will continue to be free in North Carolina, regardless of health insurance or immigration status, while supplies last.
Since Wake County administered its first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020, it has never charged anyone to receive protection from the virus. This could change with the end of the Public Health Emergency.
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The pandemic federal emergency allotment for food & nutrition will end soon. We wanted to provide information for resources that can potentially supplement family needs. Also, please give as you can to our local food banks and pantries. Please share with others. #WeKnowandWeCare
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Conversations around mental wellness can be lifesaving and take many forms within different communities and cultures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50% of Americans will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. The impacts of COVID-19 continue to affect both mental and physical wellness in youth as well as adults.
26 January 2023 marks three years since WHO launched its first OpenWHO.org course on the then-novel coronavirus and started providing accessible, up-to-date and informative health knowledge for a diverse global audience amid the fast-evolving pandemic. As of this date, OpenWHO offers a total of 190 online courses, 46 of which address COVID-19 topics, and has totaled 7.4 million course enrolments.
Within our society, the human being fulfills different roles for it to work and advance. There are those who are in charge of economic growth, the environment, those who are in charge of the production and distribution of food, the construction of houses, among many more functions that we choose according to our vocation. Today I want to talk about those whose qualities go beyond just doing a job, since for this you need: empathy, love and a great spirit of helping others.
Following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Wake County Public Health is preparing to offer updated COVID-19 boosters for use in children 6 months and older. Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna bivalent vaccine shipments have arrived. Wake County plans to begin allowing parents to schedule their children’s booster appointments on the morning of Friday, Dec. 16.
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first pediatric flu-related death for the 2023-2024 flu season. A child in the western part of the state recently died from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, additional information will not be released.