Posts Tagged: COVID-19

Update on COVID-19 Vaccines for Pregnant and Lactating People

Last January, we communicated support to our UofL Health community for COVID-19 vaccinations for pregnant and lactating people.  In the months since then, so much has been learned about both the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy and the risks of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy that we wanted to revisit the issue to answer…
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COVID-19: Omicron Variant

First reported in South Africa, the new COVID-19 variant “omicron” has been announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and has been dubbed a variant of concern with much information being uncovered each day. The omicron variant, classification named variant B.1.1.529, has several mutations of the COVID-19 virus’ genes. Mutations, or “copying errors,” of the…
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Do You Have the Cold, Flu, or COVID-19?

With cold and flu season approaching amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to distinguish between the three. The table to the right compares common symptoms of the three and shows several unique traits for each. While a cold has similar symptoms to both the flu and COVID-19, cold symptoms will generally be…
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Staying COVID-19 Safe During the Holidays

With the advancement of COVID-19 vaccinations, many are looking forward to traveling and reuniting with loved ones whom they may not have seen since the beginning of the pandemic. Although vaccines have become readily available, it is still just as important to consider safety precautions when planning for holiday gatherings and travel. Multiple variants that…
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COVID-19 vs. the flu vs. the common cold

As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, individuals may find themselves feeling under the weather and immediately begin thinking the worst. Feeling as if the best thing to do is go straight to the hospital to be tested. However, many health care systems across the country are beginning to become overrun with patients experiencing symptoms that are…
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