There are just so many variables. Testing may come either too soon, before enough virus is present to detect, or too late, after a person has already spread the virus to others. And most rapid tests, even according to their instructions, are meant to be used in pairs — generally a day or two apart — for increased accuracy. Despite that, a few brands are sold one to a box and, with the tests sometimes expensive and in short supply, families are often relying on a single screening.
Long Covid patients have described feeling dismissed and “gaslit” by doctors who seem to question their illness — or who seem at a loss for what to do about it.
So what do we know about whether healthy, fully vaccinated people should get a booster? Here are answers to seven key questions.
Antibody-rich plasma from patients who have recovered from the infection may be effective treatment for those infected with the virus that causes COVID-19
Mask use does not replace the need to follow these important precautions to prevent illness.
The order, which banned all gatherings and temporarily shuttered non-essential businesses, will continue through May 4.
Researchers are investigating whether hydroxychloroquine, a commonly used anti-malarial and autoimmune-disease treatment, can prevent COVID-19.