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Does Paxlovid reduce the risk of long COVID?

Infectious Diseases Long COVID Treatments

Unfortunately, data is mixed on the usefulness of Paxlovid for the prevention of long COVID. We need more data, including clinical trials that are carefully designed, to evaluate whether or not there is a benefit. Long COVID, also known as post-acute sequelae of COVID-19, refers to lingering symptoms that emerge in some individuals following a SARS-CoV-2 infection. Read more…

What did we learn during COVID?

Infectious Diseases

The COVID pandemic taught us many things about the state of our health and our public health system, and these lessons should be top of mind today. During these last two weeks of March, Those Nerdy Girls is honoring our fourth anniversary by reminiscing about where we started, at the height of the COVID pandemic Read more…

Is measles making a comeback?

Infectious Diseases

Measles outbreaks happen every year but are becoming more common as vaccination rates decline. There have been several US measles outbreaks so far this year, including multiple in Florida, California and Washington state. Many began with an international traveler returning home, which is typical for measles outbreaks. Because measles is so contagious, vaccination rates need Read more…