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A report from the Czech Psychiatric Society suggests that up to 20% of people who have contracted the coronavirus eventually experience depression and/or insomnia after the virus has left their body.  Martin Anders, vice-president of the CPS and head of the Psychiatric Clinic at General University Hospital, said that he observed this phenomenon with his patients, as well as himself.  “The reports show that up to 20% of those who have contracted COVID-19 experience psychological problems. Most often its anxiety, depression, or sleep disorders.”  “I’ve noticed it myself. After I had COVID-19, I went through 2 weeks of complete insomnia.” Anders says that COVID-19 causes a spike in the immune system that releases cytokine proteins, which are the likely causeRead more.

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In Prague, there are 33 places where you can take a PCR test for COVID-19 and 22 places where you can get free antigen testing. In some locations, you can have both tests don at different times.  The first one is 1. lékařská fakulta UK which is located in the city center – Klinika pracovního lékařství VFN, Na Bojišti 1, Praha 2. To take a test, you either have to be an employee or a student at Charles University or be ready to pay. The test slots depend on the registration form: if you have registered in advance, you need to come at the scheduled time (usually from 9.00-12.00); if not, you should wait in the queue (12.45-16.00). The costRead more.

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2020 was shaken by COVID-19 that altered the lives of each of us. Meanwhile, scientists have been developing the unique formula for the vaccine against the disease; approximately 63 vaccines are in the clinical trials, and 18 of them have reached the final phase today. Here is all you need to know about the leading vaccines that are set to be distributed to the public in the upcoming months. The first vaccine is BNT162b2 produced by Pfizer-BioNTech. It is based on mRNA and was approved in several countries, including the Czech Republic. The vaccine’s efficiency is proved to be over 90% by the FDA independent study. The required dosage is two injections, three weeks apart. According to the BioNTech researchers,Read more.