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Flu season is coming: CDC announces flu shot recommendations

The CDC has made its annual flu shot recommendations for health professionals ahead of flu season. They again underscore the importance of flu shots: Preliminary ...
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COVID cases are rising, and all eyes are on new variant BA.2.86 ‘Pirola.’ Should masks make a comeback?

U.S. COVID cases are once again at a high plateau, climbing to heights not seen since late last winter. With all eyes on the new, ...
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Biden Administration Makes at-home Covid Tests Available for Free Again This Winter

Households can now order a total of four rapid Covid tests for free at CovidTests.gov. Orders will start shipping next week, just days before families ...
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Omicron BQ, XBB subvariants are a serious threat to boosters and knock out antibody treatments, study finds

The omicron subvariants that have become dominant in recent months present a serious threat to the effectiveness of the new boosters, render antibody treatments ineffective ...
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Plotting Your Return to the Office? Here’s Your Workplace Guide to the New BA.5 Covid Subvariant

While the U.S. has largely shifted on Covid risk, there's no denying the latest variant is concerning. Learn what to factor into your plans when ...
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UK has detected a new Covid variant. Here’s what we know so far about omicron XE

A new omicron subvariant has been detected in the U.K. as the country faces a renewed surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations. The XE variant, as it ...
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Europe’s rising caseloads could foreshadow a second Omicron surge in the U.S.

Experts warn that another coronavirus wave may be imminent in the United States, fueled by a more contagious Omicron subvariant that is spreading rapidly in ...
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Covid-19 safety tips to consider as you return to work

As Covid-19 cases continue to fall and state and local governments lift remaining pandemic restrictions, many offices are asking employees to return to in-person work. ...
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Several common rapid antigen tests work well for Omicron, according to a new study.

Several rapid antigen tests that are widely used in the United States — Abbott BinaxNow, BD Veritor At-Home and Quidel QuickVue — are effective in ...
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HR’s next big vaccine decision: Are we requiring booster shots?

Decisions on vaccination policies—whether to require them for employees, especially after the Supreme Court blocked the rule that large companies would have to mandate vaccines ...
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Which At-Home Tests Does the FDA Recommend Using?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of the STANDARD Q COVID-19 Ag Home Test because of its illegal importation to the United ...
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SD BIOSENSOR, Issues Notification of Voluntary Recall of ‘STANDARD Q COVID-19 Ag Home Test’

SD Biosensor, Inc., a global in-vitro diagnostics company, is voluntarily recalling its STANDARD Q COVID-19 Ag Home Test in the United States, due to confirmed ...
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ACON Laboratories Issues a Recall of non-EUA Authorized “Flowflex™ SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (Self-Testing)” Tests From the U.S. Market

At the same time most Americans are facing cold fronts and winter storms, they're also expecting their at-home COVID-19 tests from the government to arrive ...
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Those COVID tests the government sent you might not work. Cold weather could be to blame.

At the same time most Americans are facing cold fronts and winter storms, they're also expecting their at-home COVID-19 tests from the government to arrive ...
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FDA recalls two rapid COVID-19 tests, citing false results

The Food and Drug Administration has recalled two rapid COVID-19 tests and urged people to stop using them. On Friday, the FDA issued a warning ...
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An N95 Is the Best Mask for Omicron. Here’s Why

As health officials scramble to minimize spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant, many experts have recommended that people switch from cloth or surgical masks ...
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Should I Use A Throat Swab For My At-Home Covid-19 Antigen Test?

Multiple claims on social media have been suggesting that a throat swab may lead to a more accurate result compared to the recommended nasal swab ...
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Usability of COVID-19 Antigen Home Test Kits

ECRI, a leading voice in healthcare, conducted an independent usability evaluation of popular Antigen Home Test Kits. Read their findings here.
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