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Experts don’t yet know what causes long COVID or why some people have persistent symptoms while others recover in weeks or even days.
Questions remain about whether people with HIV are more at risk for severe COVID-19, as evidence to date is mixed.
Research suggests protective effect of natural infection or vaccination is likely to be persistent.
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to drop in the United States, but a global pandemic cannot be defeated in one country.
The protein vaccine was 96% effective against the original SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, but less so against new variants.
At the current pace, only about 20% of the world’s population will be vaccinated by the end of 2021.
The guidance recommends that people with HIV should receive COVID-19 vaccines regardless of their CD4 count or viral load.
This year’s conference will focus on COVID-19 along with HIV.
Mutations can affect how viruses behave and how well drugs and vaccines work.
Experts say it’s complicated, noting that the output of raw materials and assembly lines can’t be ratcheted up at the push of a button.
Study findings may help explain why wearing masks has been linked to lower disease severity in people with COVID-19.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is easier to store and deliver, will help speed up the coronavirus vaccine rollout.
People who have had COVID-19 appear to be protected against reinfection for at least a few months.
A year into the pandemic, the FDA, CDC and USDA say there’s no credible evidence linking food or packaging to COVID-19.
NIAID director Anthony Fauci, MD, and coauthors emphasize the need for a global response to COVID-19.
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