Andrea Michelson Reporter
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Andrea reporter at Insider. She writes about a wide range of topics related to health and wellness. Andrea recently graduated from Northwestern University, where she studied journalism and global health. She has previously worked for the New York Times, Smithsonian magazine and the Chicago Reader.

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104 Articles
about 2 months ago
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5 people who got COVID boosters and flu shots at the same time share their side effects

Some people are combining a COVID booster with this year's flu shot. It's safe to get both at the same visit, but you...

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about 2 months ago
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The side effects to expect after getting an Omicron booster — and what happens if you get a flu s...

It is safe to get the updated COVID-19 booster and your annual flu shot at the same visit, but you might have a sligh...

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3 months ago
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China approved a COVID-19 vaccine mist that can be inhaled: the first needle-free booster option

The nasal mist is meant to be used as a booster dose after an initial shot of the COVID-19 vaccine by CanSino, a Chin...

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8 months ago
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The 7 countries where kids under 5 years old are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, and how the roll...

Kids aged 2 and up can get vaccinated against COVID-19 in China, Hong Kong, Cuba, Bahrain, Chile, and Argentina, amon...

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9 months ago
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Fresh COVID wave expected to hit the US as Omicron subvariant and patchy vaccination rates drive ...

Cases of COVID-19 are surging in several European countries due to the BA.2 Omicron subvariant, and US experts are ke...

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10 months ago
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US Surgeon General says his whole family has COVID, and describes their symptoms

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy tweeted Friday that he and his wife and son had tested positive for COVID-19. His daught...

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10 months ago
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Researchers discover HIV variant that's more contagious and more severe circulating in the Nether...

A highly aggressive and contagious variant of HIV has been silently spreading in the Netherlands, and researchers hav...

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10 months ago
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Oxford researchers are seeking volunteers willing to get COVID-19 deliberately for a human challe...

Britain is the first country to conduct a human challenge trial, exposing people to a low dose of the coronavirus and...

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10 months ago
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CBD blocked the coronavirus in lab studies, but experts say weed probably won't protect you from ...

Two recent studies found that certain cannabis molecules show potential for blocking the coronavirus's ability to rep...

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11 months ago
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Early evidence suggests Omicron infection could give people 'superimmunity' against future corona...

A combination of vaccination and natural infection seems to offer enhanced immunity across variants.

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11 months ago
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Striking new data shows vaccines have protected New Yorkers very well against Omicron so far

Data for the weeks ending January 1 and 8 showed that when infections spiked citywide, vaccinated New Yorkers were le...

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11 months ago
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A mask expert who's also a parent shares what masks he buys for his son to reduce his risk of COV...

Aaron Collins, a mechanical engineer and aerosol expert, has tested hundreds of masks at home to see how well they fi...

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