COVID-19 Can Affect Your Eyes: How COVID Causes Eye Pain and Eye Infections

Written by Nishika Reddy, MD | September 2023 Key takeaways: By now, we all know that COVID-19 affects important organs like the lungs and the heart. But did you know that COVID can also affect your eyes and vision? Studies show that COVID can affect all layers of the eye, starting at the cornea and ending at the retina. Here’s what you should […]

New COVID Variant Spreading In US, Experts Explain Risks (Or Lack Thereof)

NOV 30, 2023 – Authored by Marina Zhang via The Epoch Times Compared to Eris, BA.2.86 has a significantly lower growth efficiency, meaning that it is less capable of replicating itself in the human bodies. The new BA.2.86 variant, unofficially known as Pirola is taking hold in the United States. Between Oct. 28 to Nov. […]

What you need to know about Covid as new variant rises

September 24, 2023 BBC News Jim Reed The number of people in hospital has gone up. Google searches have doubled in a month and booster vaccines have been brought forward because of a new variant. It might all feel a bit 2021. But – these days – how much do we really need to worry […]

Will BA.2.86 (‘Pirola’), the New Coronavirus Variant, Increase COVID-19 Cases?

BY CARRIE MACMILLAN AUGUST 31, 2023 A new coronavirus variant is raising alarm, but much about it remains unknown Note: Information in this article was accurate at the time of original publication. Because information about COVID-19 changes rapidly, we encourage you to visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization […]

COVID-19 Found to Infect Salivary Glands

Authors: Killian Meara March 26, 2021 Contagion Live People who experienced COVID-19 symptoms and had the virus in their saliva were more likely to report loss of taste and smell, suggesting that oral infection might underlie oral symptoms. A recent study conducted by investigators from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the National Institutes of Health, […]

Duration of Shedding of Culturable Virus in SARS-CoV-2 Omicron (BA.1) Infection

Authors: Julie Boucau, Ph.D. Caitlin Marino, B.S. Ragon Institute, Cambridge, MA James Regan, B.S. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA Rockib Uddin, B.S.Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Manish C. Choudhary, Ph.D.James P. Flynn, B.S. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA Geoffrey Chen, B.A.Ashley M. Stuckwisch, B.S. Josh Mathews, A.B. May Y. Liew, B.A. Arshdeep Singh, […]

Covid-19 Can Leave You Infectious After Five or Even 10 Days

CDC recommends at least five days of isolation, but some people are testing positive well past that Authors: Brianna Abbott May 31, 2022 The Wall Street Journal Seeing that bright red line appear on an at-home Covid-19 test can feel inevitable during a surge like the one under way now. What can be surprising is how […]

Were fears about asymptomatic Covid spread overblown? 

Infected people without symptoms are TWO-THIRDS less likely to pass virus on, study finds Authors: JOHN ELY MAILONLINE 26 May 2022  Fears about silent spreaders of Covid — who suffer no symptoms but can pass the virus to others — may have been overblown.  A study of nearly 30,000 people has found asymptomatic carriers are […]