Reinfection from Covid-19 is rare, severe disease is even rarer, a study of people in Qatar finds

Reinfection from Covid-19 is rare, severe disease is even rarer, a study of people in Qatar finds

The study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that there were few confirmed reinfections among 353,326 people who got Covid-19 in Qatar, and the re-infections were rare and generally mild.The first wave of infections in Qatar struck between March and June of 2020. In the end about 40% of the population … Read more

Analysis: COVID-19 pills are coming, but no substitute for vaccines, disease experts say

Analysis: COVID-19 pills are coming, but no substitute for vaccines, disease experts say

CHICAGO, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Oral antiviral pills from Merck & Co (MRK.N) and Pfizer Inc (PFE.N)/BioNTech SE have been shown to significantly blunt the worst outcomes of COVID-19 if taken early enough, but doctors warn vaccine hesitant people not to confuse the benefit of the treatments with prevention afforded by vaccines.While 72% of American … Read more