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  • US officials recommend shorter COVID isolation, quarantine

    ...- MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — U. S. health officials on Monday cut isolation restrictions for Americans who catch the coronavirus from 10 to five days, and similarly shortened the time that close contacts need to quarantine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.
  • New easy-to-use COVID-19 pills come with a catch

    ...- TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer
    Newly infected COVID-19 patients have two new treatment options that can be taken at home. But that convenience comes with a catch: The pills have to be taken as soon as possible once symptoms appear. The challenge is getting tested, getting a prescription and starting the pills in a short window. U. S. regulators authorized Pfizer's pill, Paxlovid, and Merck's molnupiravir last week.
  • High demand makes at-home COVID testing a challenge for holidays

    ...- Genevieve Reaume, KATU Staff
    It's no easy feat to secure a last-minute at-home COVID-19 test before the holidays. RELATED: Portland COVID-19 testing sites prepare for spike in demand. The tests are in high demand and many stores in the Portland area are sold out. At two o'clock on Tuesday, the Walgreens website listed only three stores in the Portland area that had the BinaxNOW at-home COVID-19 test kits in store, including the Beaverton location on Southwest Farmington. By 4p. m.
  • Legacy Health official urges COVID precautions, says vaccination is 'civic responsibility'

    ...- Genevieve Reaume, KATU Staff
    The chief medical officer at Legacy Health is urging Oregonians to mask up and stay socially distant, as well as get vaccinated and boosted. Dr. Seth Podolsky, who is also the senior vice president for Legacy Health, says his workers are burned out, exhausted and "frankly, I think, moving into the upset phase because we know what we can do to prevent the spread and these surges and we don’t see all of our fellow Americans doing it. ”
  • Prepare, don't stockpile for expected COVID surge, health officials say

    ...- Kellee Azar and KATU Staff
    Another COVID-19 variant was not what any of us were hoping for this holiday season. And the omicron variant is spreading even more rapidly than the delta variant. RELATED:Gov. Brown again extends State of Emergency as Oregon braces for omicron surge. Because of possible supply chain issues, local health officials are warning people to have food and essentials on hand for two weeks, but they are saying that doesn’t mean run to the store and stock up.
  • Progress in HIV cure: AGT hopes to have a 'functionally cured patient by next summer'

    ...- 7News Staff
    We have an update in what developers hope will be an HIV cure, a story we've been following for more than a year now. A Maryland-based company says its early data in three patients shows their altered cells are not getting infected, maintaining characteristics that show they're ready to fight HIV and they're staying there in sufficient quantity. It's believed the immune response triggered would be enough to fight HIV, without current antiviral treatments available. 'I see amazing momentum.
  • US officials recommend shorter COVID isolation, quarantine

    ...- MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — U. S. health officials on Monday cut isolation restrictions for Americans who catch the coronavirus from 10 to five days, and similarly shortened the time that close contacts need to quarantine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.
  • New easy-to-use COVID-19 pills come with a catch

    ...- TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer
    Newly infected COVID-19 patients have two new treatment options that can be taken at home. But that convenience comes with a catch: The pills have to be taken as soon as possible once symptoms appear. The challenge is getting tested, getting a prescription and starting the pills in a short window. U. S. regulators authorized Pfizer's pill, Paxlovid, and Merck's molnupiravir last week.
  • High demand makes at-home COVID testing a challenge for holidays

    ...- Genevieve Reaume, KATU Staff
    It's no easy feat to secure a last-minute at-home COVID-19 test before the holidays. RELATED: Portland COVID-19 testing sites prepare for spike in demand. The tests are in high demand and many stores in the Portland area are sold out. At two o'clock on Tuesday, the Walgreens website listed only three stores in the Portland area that had the BinaxNOW at-home COVID-19 test kits in store, including the Beaverton location on Southwest Farmington. By 4p. m.
  • Legacy Health official urges COVID precautions, says vaccination is 'civic responsibility'

    ...- Genevieve Reaume, KATU Staff
    The chief medical officer at Legacy Health is urging Oregonians to mask up and stay socially distant, as well as get vaccinated and boosted. Dr. Seth Podolsky, who is also the senior vice president for Legacy Health, says his workers are burned out, exhausted and "frankly, I think, moving into the upset phase because we know what we can do to prevent the spread and these surges and we don’t see all of our fellow Americans doing it. ”
  • Prepare, don't stockpile for expected COVID surge, health officials say

    ...- Kellee Azar and KATU Staff
    Another COVID-19 variant was not what any of us were hoping for this holiday season. And the omicron variant is spreading even more rapidly than the delta variant. RELATED:Gov. Brown again extends State of Emergency as Oregon braces for omicron surge. Because of possible supply chain issues, local health officials are warning people to have food and essentials on hand for two weeks, but they are saying that doesn’t mean run to the store and stock up.
  • Progress in HIV cure: AGT hopes to have a 'functionally cured patient by next summer'

    ...- 7News Staff
    We have an update in what developers hope will be an HIV cure, a story we've been following for more than a year now. A Maryland-based company says its early data in three patients shows their altered cells are not getting infected, maintaining characteristics that show they're ready to fight HIV and they're staying there in sufficient quantity. It's believed the immune response triggered would be enough to fight HIV, without current antiviral treatments available. 'I see amazing momentum.
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