Articles By Dawn Geske
Mask mandates have eased around the country since the height of the pandemic when they were a requirement in most states in public settings. Flu season in the Northern Hemisphere typically shows an increase in cases in October, peaks from December to February, and can last as long as May. The need for Adderall has accelerated during the COVID pandemic as more patients are receiving the drug. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that individuals need to wait at least two months after their latest round of vaccines to receive the booster and three months after testing positive for the virus. The latest COVID booster from Pfizer is authorized for people 12-years-old and older and the Moderna shot is authorized for people 18 and older. The Omicron BA.5 subvariant comprises 87.5% of all new COVID cases, while the BA.4.6 variant makes up 9.2% of new infections in the U.S. What is more startling is the unknown reason why people get long COVID and how to treat the condition that can linger for months, then go away, and then come back. Because the Omicron variant has less severe symptoms such as fatigue, cough, headache, sore throat, or a runny nose, it was easier for people to dismiss their illness, causing the fast-spreading strain of COVID-19 to infect others. The agency has found 1,068 mosquito pools that have tested positive for West Nile in the city's five boroughs, an increase from last year's 779 positive pools. Sitagliptin is used for the management of high blood sugar in individuals that have Type 2 diabetes, but it is not the first ingredient to raise a flag with the FDA over allowable levels that could cause cancer. The new BA.4.6 variant being watched by the CDC currently makes up 4.1% of new cases of the virus, according to the agency. The CDC continues to add more locations to its highest risk category for travel as COVID cases spike in many regions of the world.