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Covid can rebound even in people who haven’t taken Paxlovid, study finds

A preprint study found that nearly a third of people with Covid experienced rebound symptoms and 12% tested positive again, regardless of whether they'd taken Paxlovid.
A health worker places a test swab into solution for a PCR Covid-19 test in Hawthorne, Calif., on Jan. 18, 2022.
A health worker places a test swab into solution for a PCR Covid-19 test in Hawthorne, Calif., on Jan. 18, 2022.

Loss of smell is a warning sign of Alzheimer's. What if you lose your sense of smell from Covid?

New findings suggest there might be a connection between Covid-related loss of smell and cognitive impairment, but experts say more research is needed.

Biden’s repeat Covid is due to Paxlovid rebound. Experts insist recurrences are rare.

The White House Covid response coordinator estimated that 5% of people have Covid symptoms rebound or test positive again after they stop the treatment.
Tablets of the drug Paxlovid pass through a packaging line at a Pfizer facility in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, on May 24, 2022.
Tablets of the drug Paxlovid pass through a packaging line at a Pfizer facility in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, on May 24, 2022.

Biden admin plans to roll out updated Covid booster shots in September

The new vaccines will be reformulated to perform better against the now dominant, and extremely contagious, omicron subvariant BA.5.
A nurse administers a COVID-19 booster shot
A nurse administers a COVID-19 booster shot

A rare look inside the Strategic National Stockpile — and how it went wrong at the start of the pandemic

As the first wave of the Covid pandemic devastated the U.S., hospitals looked to the nation's stockpile for desperately needed supplies. They weren't there.
Supplies from the stockpile were used to respond to national emergencies including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.
Supplies from the stockpile were used to respond to national emergencies including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

Four 'corporate landlords' engaged in 15,000 evictions despite CDC moratorium, House report says

A Las Vegas-based landlord used tactics like removing air conditioners and calling a child protection agency to encourage tenants to leave, House investigators say.
A condo complex manager walks into one of the units that was served an order of eviction
A condo complex manager walks into one of the units that was served an order of eviction

Millions still without sense of smell or taste after Covid-19

Research shows 5% of people who had Covid are dealing with long-lasting loss of smell or taste, a shift one expert said could be considered "a new public health crisis."

Biden to leave isolation after negative Covid tests, White House says

Biden received a negative Covid test Tuesday evening and again Wednesday morning and his symptoms have almost completely resolved, White House doctor Kevin O’Connor said.
President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden

New studies bolster theory the coronavirus emerged from the wild, not a Chinese lab

The research, published by the journal Science, shows that the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market was likely the early epicenter.
Residents line up to be tested for COVID-19 in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, on Aug. 3, 2021.
Residents line up to be tested for COVID-19 in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, on Aug. 3, 2021.

Biden’s Covid-19 symptoms improve, according to doctor

President Biden has been in isolation since Friday, following his positive Covid-19 test. The president’s doctor said that his symptoms “continue to improve.” Biden’s doctor also said Biden “most likely” contracted the BA.5 subvariant. Meanwhile, Biden is slamming former President Trump’s inaction on January 6th, following the House committee’s hearings on the Capitol riot.
Biden’s Covid-19 symptoms improve, according to doctor
Biden’s Covid-19 symptoms improve, according to doctor

In L.A., drop in Latino students' grades reflects fallout from pandemic

A new analysis reveals the academic gap in the nation's second-largest public school system has widened a year after the pandemic.
Students finish with their Covid test on Aug. 13, 2021 at Mendez High School in preparation for returning to campus for the first day of in-class instruction for schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Students finish with their Covid test on Aug. 13, 2021 at Mendez High School in preparation for returning to campus for the first day of in-class instruction for schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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