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How the U.S. has started to manipulate the COVID numbers to game the system

How the U.S. has started to manipulate the COVID numbers to game the system

The current administration has announced a new rule in tandem with the HHS (Health and Human Services) regarding COVID positive patients. Under this new rule, the definition of a COVID patient has changed, and it brings to mind some scary possibilities that could happen in the future.  As per the new rule, a COVID-positive patient…

Chronic Inflammation plays a major role in the clinical evolution of COVID-19 patients, is Cancer a greater risk post-COVID?

Chronic Inflammation plays a major role in the clinical evolution of COVID-19 patients, is Cancer a greater risk post-COVID?

The COVID-19 infection caught the world unaware in late-2019. Very little was known about the condition, its clinical features, treatment, and long-term outcome. Though the Covid-19 pandemic has been ravaging the world for over 2 years now, our understanding of the disease is fast growing as the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 continues around the world. This…

What effect do mutations have on the reliability of the COVID-19 rapid antigen tests?

What effect do mutations have on the reliability of the COVID-19 rapid antigen tests?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, SARS-CoV-2 viruses have mutated, causing genetic variation among circulating strains. Since Molecular, Antigen, and Serological tests are designed differently, they are affected by viral mutations differently. In the coming content, you will learn about genetic mutations in SARS-CoV-2 and how they may impact COVID-19 tests, clinical laboratory recommendations for testing,…

Here Is All That You Need To Know About The Second Booster Dose For COVID-19
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Here Is All That You Need To Know About The Second Booster Dose For COVID-19

Complacency is something that cannot be entertained as far as the deadly virus, COVID-19 is concerned. Over the last two and a half years it has claimed innumerable lives both in the US and the rest of the world. The only way to get a measure of protection against COVID-19 is if you stay up…

What Impacts does Omicron have on un-vaccinated Children?
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What Impacts does Omicron have on un-vaccinated Children?

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in such a way that no one could ever have imagined. The introduction of mRNA vaccines like Pfizer & Moderna have enabled the world to fight against the pandemic quite effectively. These vaccines have provided immunity and helped prevent re-infection to a certain extent. However, the latest variant of Omicron…

What Is The Omicron XE Variant And Why Are Scientists Concerned About Its Rapid Transmission Rate?

What Is The Omicron XE Variant And Why Are Scientists Concerned About Its Rapid Transmission Rate?

Just at a time when the world is easing up restrictions for Covid-19, a new Omicron sub-variant of the virus is making scientists sit up and take notice. This variant is a new strain of the Omicron virus and has been named Omicron XE, being highly transmissible and contagious, especially in Europe where it has…

Why Do COVID-19 Mutations Still Infect People And Where Does Omicron Go From Here?

Why Do COVID-19 Mutations Still Infect People And Where Does Omicron Go From Here?

Many to this day, still do not understand the swiftness of Coronavirus mutations and how they compare to other viral infections like HIV, Influenza, or even Hepatitis C. How COVID-19 Mutates If we are to understand mutations and how they work, we have to start afresh. In a viral population, in order for a mutation…

Do all COVID-19 mutations make the Disease deadlier and more Infectious?

Do all COVID-19 mutations make the Disease deadlier and more Infectious?

All pathogens are capable of mutating. This is especially true of viruses capable of mutating in a short period. Mutations are alterations in genetic material (RNA/DNA) that code for proteins that coordinate the activities of organisms. For viruses like SARS-CoV-2 (responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic), HIV, mutations are significant because they are often associated with…

‘This will have a massive impact in Canada,’ says one expert: a scarcity of blood tubes may limit non-essential tests.

‘This will have a massive impact in Canada,’ says one expert: a scarcity of blood tubes may limit non-essential tests.

There has been a huge shortage of blood tubes worldwide; therefore, the health authorities have been advised to avoid unnecessary blood tests. On top of a spike in COVID-19 cases, winter weather has made it difficult for both staff and potential donors to make it to blood drives and donation centers.   Currently, we are experiencing…

The Three Most Common Blood-Borne Diseases and How to Avoid Them
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The Three Most Common Blood-Borne Diseases and How to Avoid Them

When blood or bodily fluids are contaminated, a bloodborne disease occurs. Infectious bloodborne diseases are spread and made deadly by bacteria, some non-living infectious agents, and parasites present in the blood. Because many healthcare workers draw blood or administer medications with syringes, they are more likely to contract bloodborne diseases. Infected blood may come into…

Why Have Low Dead Space Syringes Gained Notoriety During the Pandemic?

Why Have Low Dead Space Syringes Gained Notoriety During the Pandemic?

Unlike plastic syringes that can be dispensed easily, this type of syringe has several disadvantages, including the risk of disease transmission, waste of medication, and inaccuracy of dosage. Plastic syringes have been used for decades, but they have several disadvantages, including incomplete dosage and wasted medication. A global influenza pandemic poses such an almost unprecedented…

Sodium Citrate Tubes Are the World’s Next Big Supply Chain Shortage

Sodium Citrate Tubes Are the World’s Next Big Supply Chain Shortage

The pandemic has caused a depletion of inventories. This is because of the excessive testing that has been carried out. A Severe shortage of Sodium Citrates In the summer of 2021, manufacturers of blood collection tubes will face severe shortages of sodium citrates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Globally, the disruption of the supply chain…

A Q&A On Why Auto-Disable Syringes Matter in the Developing World

A Q&A On Why Auto-Disable Syringes Matter in the Developing World

Syringes designed with automatic disabling (AD) prevent the reusing of syringes. Nevertheless, some AD syringe design(s) have been deemed unsafe because of issues related to the activation point of the syringe. It has been extensively investigated whether AD syringe designs are associated with syringe reuse, adverse reactions following vaccines, or transmission of bloodborne viruses. The…

How Medriva’s COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Outrank Nine Other Tests

How Medriva’s COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Outrank Nine Other Tests

Points to consider COVID-19 should be tested for in people with COVID-19 symptoms or those having close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Performing serial screening tests at the point of care provides rapid results, which can identify people with COVID-19 who are symptom-free and slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2. When they are high, Community…

Follow These Safety Procedures When Using Blood Collection Needles

Follow These Safety Procedures When Using Blood Collection Needles

It is possible to purchase several safety-engineered devices on the market; these devices reduce exposure to blood and injury. Infection prevention and control practices, along with training in their use, should be accompanied by such devices. Phlebotomy may not require the use of all safety devices. The content in this section is intended to offer…

How Medriva’s COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Outrank Nine Other Tests

How Medriva’s COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Outrank Nine Other Tests

The best on the market Performance comparison of 10 SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Self Tests We collected 9 different brands of competing products (1) Indicaid, (2) Panbio, (3) Hotgen, (4) AESKU, (5) FlowFlex, (6) BGI YHLO, (7) Jinwofu, (8) Wondfu, (9) Hecin (herein after named a, b, c, d, e ,f, g ,h, i), and performed…

Why UNICEF and PAHO Select Medriva Injections for the Global COVID-19 Vaccination Drive?

Why UNICEF and PAHO Select Medriva Injections for the Global COVID-19 Vaccination Drive?

Because vaccinations are not mandatory in most countries, achieving herd immunity requires public willingness to receive vaccinations against COVID-19.  In an attempt to address some of the gaps in knowledge and concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccines in the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has collaborated with UNICEF to develop communication materials to address…

Here’s What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5 to 11

Here’s What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5 to 11

As far as COVID-19 is concerned, November marks a pivotal month. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine to children ages 5 to 11. COVID-19 vaccinations are available to children over the age of five. The COVID-19 vaccine is the only one approved by the Food and…

Rapid Testing At the Workplace

Rapid Testing At the Workplace

It has never been a better time to implement safety, and health testing procedures within your company as offices throughout the country are returning to work. As a result, your employees will feel more confident about returning to work, and infection outbreaks will be reduced. What are the benefits of testing employees? Including a testing…

What are the differences between influenza and COVID-19?

What are the differences between influenza and COVID-19?

COVID-19 has been compared to influenza as the outbreak progresses. They both cause respiratory diseases, but they spread in significantly different ways. A large impact will be felt on the public health measures taken to combat each virus. The influenza virus is what exactly is? Influenza, a highly contagious common illness, is caused by the…