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April 14, 2021

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What is the long hauler?

Deaths associated with COVID-19 in the U.S. has surpassed the deaths from World War I, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War combined

By Karen L. Kier, Pharmacist
on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

An eye opening statistic was recently reported by Harvard Health.

They reported that the number of deaths associated with COVID-19 in the United States has surpassed the deaths from World War I, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War combined.

This pandemic has had a tragic impact on illness, deaths and economies around the world. Many of the long-term consequences of COVID-19 may be felt for years to come.

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Covid 19: Are we winning?

Yes, and no! Here's the details

By Karen L. Kier,
Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

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The nation is seeing a decrease in overall cases and Ohio’s curve is declining. So does this mean we are winning against COVID-19?

Yes, and no!

Yes, the vaccines are helping to improve control. However, public health officials and infectious disease specialists fear that this win may not last long.

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Vaccines and more

By Karen Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the
ONU HealthWise team
www.onuhealthwisepharmacy.com
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Ohio, like the rest of the nation has seen a recent small spike in the number of COVID-19 cases. While this is disappointing since the numbers had being going down, there is hope with a third COVID-19 vaccine getting Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) this week.

The vaccines are working and more vaccines to the public means more protection from this pandemic. 

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Understanding Virus Mutation

Everything you need to know about viral mutations

This story provided by Ohio Northern University HealthWise Pharmacy.

The virus that has caused a global pandemic has mutated. But what does that mean?

Read on for everything you need to know about virus mutations.

What Is a Virus Mutation?

All viruses mutate. Even though the word "mutate" sounds a little scary, not all mutations make viruses stronger.

Virus mutations are simply changes viruses make as they make copies of themselves inside of a host.

Why Do Viruses Mutate?

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Coping with Winter Allergies

You can fight winter allergies with these 10 steps

This story provided by Ohio Northern University HealthWise Pharmacy.

It's winter and, just like clockwork, you’re back sniffling again. But before you write off that stuffy nose as just another cold, you may want to consider that the culprit could actually be winter allergies.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to tame your bothersome allergies.

What Are Winter Allergies?

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SARS-CoV-2 Mutations: A concern?

What are these mutations all about?

By Karen L. Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the
ONU HealthWise team

Several news outlets have been reporting on mutations or changes to the COVID-19 virus known as SARS-CoV-2. What are these mutations all about?

They are important and may have a dynamic impact on the COVID-19 pandemic. The first mutation or change in the virus is what scientists believe caused this disease to jump from an animal source to a human source.

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