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Can I Be Positive for COVID-19 and Asymptomatic?

Can I Be Positive for COVID-19 and Asymptomatic?

Did you know that you can be asymptomatic for COVID-19, yet have the virus that causes the disease? Being infected and asymptomatic for COVID-19 can be a challenge, especially if you travel, have coworkers you need to interact with, or have planned visits with family and friends. The COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 virus is an RNA virus. Much like other respiratory viruses, it tends to spread even if no symptoms appear in the person who is infected. In fact, research reveals that about one in four...

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President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan: Large Businesses and Federal Employees

President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan: Large Businesses and Federal Employees

In July 2021, President Biden announced federal COVID-19 safety protocols and incentives that helped increase the number of people in the United States who have received the COVID-19 vaccine from 164 million to 175 million in just a few short months. New research now shows that only one in 5,000 people who are fully vaccinated may test positive for COVID-19 per week. This number includes the newer Delta, Lambda, and Mu variants of the disease, and it’s a positive step in the right direction...

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The New COVID-19 Variants: Delta, Lambda, and Mu

The New COVID-19 Variants: Delta, Lambda, and Mu

The Coronavirus Health and Impact Study revealed that worry and anxiety about COVID-19 has been a leading factor in people’s ability to manage their mood and mental health since the pandemic began in December 2019. Understanding what the COVID-19 virus is and how the original version compares to its newer variants can help you reduce your stress and worry by assisting you in making more informed decisions about COVID-19 testing and vaccination. Let’s explore what viral variants are, the main...

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Saliva vs Nasal Swabs for COVID-19 Testing

Saliva vs Nasal Swabs for COVID-19 Testing

For today’s quick turnaround PCR COVID-19 tests, either nasal swabs or saliva may be used to provide samples. Nasal swabs have been used for testing since early in the pandemic, while saliva tests are relatively new. If you want a COVID-19 test but are unsure which method you’d prefer, read on to learn some pros and cons of saliva vs nasal swab sampling. How Saliva Sampling Can Be Used for COVID-19 First, can COVID-19 be transmitted through saliva? The short answer is yes. COVID-19 spreads...

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COVID-19 Saliva Testing Offers New Hope for In-Person Learning at Colleges and Universities

COVID-19 Saliva Testing Offers New Hope for In-Person Learning at Colleges and Universities

Let’s face it. Learning from home on a computer can’t take the place of actually being in a classroom. College students miss interacting with peers and professors. According to research, many students regard online academic learning as difficult and education as being harder than before the pandemic. Research also shows that many students learning from home feel disrupted and are more likely to have feelings of insecurity, anxiousness, and hopelessness. In addition, college students who...

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