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Can salivary glands infected with COVID-19 increase risk for relapse or reinfection?

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University of Utah Health scientists are leading an effort to determine if salivary glands infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 could diminish a person’s long-term […]

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Study: in much of the U.S., virtual school did not lower COVID-19 case rates in surrounding communities

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Analysis shows no difference in COVID-19 rates between U.S. counties where school was held in-person and those that had virtual school, except in the South […]

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U of U Health leads national studies of “long covid” in adults and during pregnancy

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University of Utah Health scientists are on the leading edge of a pair of large studies investigating the long-term effects of COVID-19. The nationwide studies, supported […]

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Young people recover quickly from rare myocarditis side effect of COVID-19 vaccine

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Adapted with permission from the American Heart Association. Most young people under the age of 21 who developed suspected COVID-19 vaccine-related heart muscle inflammation known as […]

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COVID-19 linked to serious health complications during pregnancy

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Pregnant individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are about 40% more likely to develop serious complications or die during pregnancy than those […]

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mRNA vaccines slash risk of COVID-19 infection by 91 percent

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People who receive mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are up to 91 percent less likely to develop the disease than those who are unvaccinated, according to a […]

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Report provides evidence that lab leak theory unlikely

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Today’s COVID-19 pandemic likely began when an infected animal passed the SARS-CoV-2 virus to a human at a live animal market in Wuhan, China. In […]

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COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness dips, but remains potent deterrent

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COVID-19 vaccines remain effective, but their potency has diminished in recent months, according to a nationwide study at eight sites, including Salt Lake City, Utah. […]

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5 ways U scientists are addressing COVID-19

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As COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, spreads across the globe, University of Utah scientists are stepping up to the plate to address […]

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Research in a time of crisis

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In science as in life, the past 16 months have been nothing short of a crucible: “a situation of severe trial… leading to the creation […]

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