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Let's talk about Covid-19 boosters

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(CNN)Covid - Last few weeks with his 19 booster shots.

That makes sense. With a colder month on the horizon in the northern hemisphere, public health officials around the world are bracing for a potential spike in coronavirus cases.

Empowering people at risk for severe diseaseis a big part of the plan. But who, when, and how you coach depends a lot on who you ask.

Let's start with the basics: every adult should have their first booster by now. The data clearly demonstrate that boosting mRNA vaccines provides enhanced protection, including protection against severe disease.

"If you're over 18 and haven't had any vaccines other than the primary vaccine, you should get a booster now," said CNN medical analyst and emergency physician. said Dr. Liana Wen, a professor of health policy. Business Administration, School of Public Health, Milken Institute, George Washington University.

While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends boosters for her children ages 5 and older, Dr. Wen said the data were "more convincing" than for adults. missing,” he said. Things get a little more complicated when it comes to the

second booster.
Dr. Wen told her Deblina Chakraborty on CNN that the decisions about who should get the booster and how often to get the booster are not easy. Covid-19 vaccination.

"Some believe that the purpose of these vaccines is to prevent serious illness, and as long as vaccines continue to prevent hospitalizations and deaths, no additional boosters are needed. Others Vaccines reduce symptomatic disease, and those who hold this second view will favor more frequent boosters, as their effects do not last as long as protection from severe disease.

Guidance varies around the world, with the World Health Organization (WHO) advocating a 1st booster for all adults and a 2nd booster for those most at risk.
In the United States,people over the age of 50 are now eligible and recommended to receive two boosters. There are exceptions: Young people with moderate or severe immunocompromise may be eligible for a second booster because they are at higher risk of serious illness or death if they contract Covid-19, according to the CDC.
In England, current plans are topeople over 50 and young people at risk, frontline health or live with an immunosuppressed person.
European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) changed its guidance last month, lowering the age threshold for additional boosters from 80 to 60.
In Australiaanyone aged 30 or over A second booster is available.

But low-income countries still struggle to vaccinate those who need it most, as Western nations look at boosters.


According to WHO, only 28% of older people and 37% of health care workers in low-income countries receive the first course of vaccine, and most do not receive a booster dose.

You asked, we answered

Q: What should a parent do if a child gets her Covid-19 at school?

A: According to the US CDC, people infected with Covid-19 must be quarantined for five days before returning to public places. School - Next she wears a tight-fitting mask for 5 days.
If your child has been in contact with someone who has Covid-19, but has received all immunizationsthey do not need to be isolated unless they develop symptoms instead In the meantime, they can continue to attend school, wear a mask for 10 days, and be tested after 5 days.
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Covid, if prolonged, could become the 'next public health disaster' There are

long Covid tests. There are no specific medications or exercises to take to relieve symptoms. There is no consensus on how long coronavirus symptoms will last, and some doctors suspect it is real.

But millions of people around the world suffer from the condition, which researchers saycould be "the next public health disaster." .
In the United States,he 23 millionout of 7.7 million are believed to have long-term Covid.

The Biden administration released two reports last week as part of a government-wide initiative to prevent, detect and treat long-term transmission of the novel coronavirus.

One in eight adults with Covid-19 may experience prolonged symptoms months after initial infection, according to a study published Thursday in The Lancet journal, although data show was collected before Omicron prevailed, so it is unclear if today's results are the same.

The study said that his work on Covid over time was hampered by a "lack of consensus on the prevalence and nature of the post-Covid-19 condition," adding that "more data are available." is needed,” he added. The scale and scope of the problem to support the development of appropriate healthcare responses.

They came for sand and sun. Now they are trapped by China's latest lockdown. It is a tourist destination.

But what started as a tropical vacation for many quickly turned into a nightmare due to China's strict zero-Covid policy. About 80,000 tourists are now trapped in the city after the Sanya government imposed a lockdown on Saturday over the coronavirus outbreak.

On Monday, Sanya Airport canceled all of his 418 flights. Officials haven't said when the measures will be lifted, but visitors who want to leave will have to show that they have tested negative for Covid five times in a week.

Omicron BA currently dominant. 5.1.3 subspecies has infected more than 1,200 people in Sanya since the beginning of the month, and more than 200 more in other cities and counties in Hainan.

Under the age of 60, healthy and fully stung. You are in a 'good place' with regards to

Covid-19, if you have all your Covid-19 vaccinations, have no health conditions, and are under 60, New York's largest medical According to your provider's data, you are very unlikely to become seriously ill with Covid-19. Of the nearly 2,000 people hospitalized at 19, 80% were over the age of 60 and nearly 90% had underlying health problems. The vaccination status was also very important. Most of the hospitalized patients had not been vaccinated against Covid-19, while most of the patients who were hospitalized but eventually admitted were over the age of 65.

Dr. William Schaffner, Vaccine Advisor at the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said that if you were young, healthy and vaccinated, "you would be in a pretty good place." I was.

A person between the ages of 5 and her 50 has been vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna vaccines if he received two doses and Booster if he received one dose. Over 50 is 2 shots 2 boosters.


Don't avoid Pax Lovid for fear of rebound

Dr. Anthony Fauci and his President Joe Biden struggle with Pax Rovid's rebound, but CNN medical analyst Dr. Wen said the possibility should be considered as a side effect of the drug .

"This potential side effect is no reason to avoid drugs that are highly effective in alleviating serious illness," she said, noting that both Fauci and Biden were seriously ill. He added that he did not get sick. success story. "

Since he can reduce the chance of hospitalization or death by nearly 90%, Dr. Wen said that even if he is not infected with Covid-19, he should consult a doctor to see if he is eligible." We recommend that you check

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