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Are there blood tests to measure immunity?

Yes, scientists can absolutely measure antibodies produced by the coronavirus vaccine and natural infection from COVID-19. There are even fancy tests that researchers can use to distinguish between those produced by vaccines and the actual virus.
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Nasal medicines to treat COVID-19 are being developed

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 22, 2021

TOKYO – Attempts to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 in the form of nasal spray are underway to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. Currently available vaccines are highly effective in preventing the disease from becoming serious.
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People’s Pharmacy: Curing ‘nail fungus’ with Neosporin

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 22, 2021

We have been writing about nail fungus for decades, and yet there is no perfect solution that works for everyone. The Food and Drug Administration has approved several prescription products. However, according to a published review, the cure rates are unimpressive.
News >  Family

Why the delta variant is giving more children COVID-19

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 22, 2021

COVID-19 cases among children are surging across the world amid delta-fueled outbreaks, spurring hospitalizations and raising concern about the risk of severe illness and persistent "long hauler" symptoms. It's also prompted questions about the safety of schools.
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Johnson & Johnson’s booster shot prevents severe infection

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 21, 2021

A booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine provided 100% protection against severe disease when given two months after the first inoculation, according to widely anticipated data that suggests it increases the potency of the one-time shot.