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What to Know About Monoclonal Antibodies as COVID-19 Treatments

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COVID-19 is once again surging throughout the U.S., but deaths from the disease don't seem to be following suit. That's partly because many people have some level of immunity from vaccination or previous infection, but also because we now have an arsenal of tools to treat the disease.
Monoclonal antibodies were the first to arrive, and earlier on, they were considered the first line of defense against the disease. Over the course of the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized four monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 and one to help prevent the disease in people who...
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How Air France-KLM filled all its planes and dodged the summer chaos

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Air France-KLM CEO Benjamin Smith said Thursday that in the slow travel period, he began planning for a huge summer surge, convinced that people would rush to travel once COVID-19 rules were lifted.
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New COVID-19 variants raise limited worries of new spikes

New COVID-19 variants raise limited worries of new spikes

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About one out of three COVID-19 cases in the United States now stem from the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the omicron strain, which are on their way to becoming the most dominant coronavirus strains in the country.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 11.4 and 23.5 percent of U.S. COVID-19 cases are caused by the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants.
Early data also suggests these subvariants escape immunity more efficiently than previous lineages of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
“The BA.4 and the BA.5 subvariants are about three to six times less sensitive to the...
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Census: 1 in 5 people who had COVID-19 report having long COVID

Census: 1 in 5 people who had COVID-19 report having long COVID

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New data collected by the U.S. government found that nearly 1 out of 5 adults who previously had COVID-19 now report having symptoms of long COVID.
The information was sourced through the " Household Pulse Survey " conducted by the Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics. The NCHS began asking about the presence of long COVID at the start of June.
Out of the more than 62,000 adults surveyed, 40 percent said they had had a previous COVID-19 infection. From this group, 19 percent said they were currently experiencing symptoms of long COVID.
Overall, 14 percent of adults...
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