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FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Herd immunity against COVID-19 is unlikely, and coping with the disease will likely hinge on vaccination, treatment and ensuring adequate hospital capacity, a new study conducted in Los Angeles County claims.

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FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For years, researchers have suspected that the Epstein-Barr virus, best known for causing mononucleois, might also play a role in triggering multiple sclerosis. Now a new study strengthens the case.

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MONDAY, Jan. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination is still the best way to protect someone from COVID-19, but new research suggests that immune system activation of T-cells by common colds may offer some cross-protection.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 infection isn’t a game, and you shouldn’t try to get it on purpose -- not even the supposedly "mild" Omicron variant of the virus.

TUESDAY, Jan. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born at the height of the pandemic appear to suffer small but significant delays in their motor and social development, a new study reports.

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TUESDAY, Dec. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Just how SARS-CoV-2 eludes the human immune system has mystified scientists for close to two years, but now they've uncovered an important clue.

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TUESDAY, Dec. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- In record time, the omicron variant has become the dominant variant in the United States, accounting for 73 percent of new infections last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

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Biden Administration will buy, distribute 500 million rapid COVID tests. The tests will begin to be available in January and be distributed free to Americans, the President will announce in a speech slated for Tuesday. Other steps to fight the fast-spreading Omicron variant include sending out hundreds of federal vaccinators and providing 1,000 military medical personnel to assist at overloaded hospitals. Read more