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Researchers carry out the first head-to-head comparison of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

However, the Moderna vaccine was found to offer an increased level of protection, including a 21% lower risk of documented infection and 41% lower risk of hospitalization, according to the research team, whose findings were published on December 1, 2021, in the New England Journal of Medicine.

By |December 6th, 2021|Coronavirus, Research, Top Stories|0 Comments

Filtering out COVID-19: New technology being tested by DoD, with VA help, to battle the virus

Now, scientists at the Department of Defense, VA, and partner institutions are testing a new technology to treat COVID-19. It’s called the Seraph 100 blood filter. The treatment uses a novel approach to filter out viral particles and harmful molecules from the bloodstream of COVID-19 patients.

By |November 10th, 2021|Coronavirus, Research|0 Comments

Study: Smoking increases risk of death for Veterans with COVID-19

COPD is a group of respiratory diseases that limit airflow and make it hard to breathe. It’s usually linked to an abnormal inflammatory response in the lungs to noxious particles or gases, such as cigarette smoke.

By |November 8th, 2021|Coronavirus, Research|0 Comments

VA secretary talks claims backlog, homelessness, COVID-19 vaccinations during press conference

Veteran disability claims, homelessness and COVID-19 vaccines were topics VA Secretary Denis McDonough spoke about during a press conference Oct. 20 in Washington D.C.

You Asked, We Answered: What should I know about COVID-19 and vaccines if I’m pregnant?

Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant or have recently been pregnant? Find answers to this and other COVID-related questions.

By |October 5th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Women Veterans|5 Comments

You Asked, We Answered: What should I know about additional COVID-19 vaccine doses?

What should I know about additional COVID-19 vaccine doses? You asked, we answered this and other COVID-related questions.

By |September 13th, 2021|Coronavirus, Health, Top Stories|21 Comments

COVID-19 testing: VA studying 3D-printed nasal swabs to guard against future declines in traditional swabs

VA researchers are studying the safety and effectiveness of 3D-printed nasal swabs, in case of another urgent nationwide need to test patients for COVID-19 or other infectious diseases.

By |August 6th, 2021|Coronavirus, Research, Top Stories|1 Comment
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