Health Highlights: Dec. 9, 2021

200 million Americans now vaccinated against COVID-19. The United States reached the milestone Wednesday, but that news comes as infections spike yet again. Read more

Shortness of breath in 'long COVID' may point to heart damage. One year after leaving the hospital, 35% of recovering COVID patients still experienced the symptom during physical activity. Read more

Coronavirus appears to target fat cells. It's long been noted that COVID-19 is more severe in obese patients, but new research now shows that SARS-CoV-2 infects both fat cells and certain immune cells within body fat, spurring a harmful defensive response in the body. Read more

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