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A viral reprise: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

A viral reprise: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances. March 2020. Last December. And again this May. “I’m bummed to know that I might forever just get infected,” said the 31-year-old singer, who is vaccinated and boosted. “I don’t want to be getting sick every month or every two months.” But medical experts warn …

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COVID rebounds: Immune responses may be reignited by cleanup of viral scraps

COVID rebounds: Immune responses may be reignited by cleanup of viral scraps

Enlarge / A box of Paxlovid, the Pfizer antiviral drug. Pfizer’s antiviral pill Paxlovid is among the most treasured tools for hammering COVID-19; it can knock back the relative risk of hospitalization and death by 89 percent in unvaccinated patients at high risk of severe disease. But, as use of the convenient drug has grown …

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