Kids aren’t just littler adults – here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine
Parents of children under the age of 12, who are not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, there is still no collective sigh of relief.
Millions are rejecting one of humanity’s best weapons for saving lives: Vaccines
Vaccines show the immune system what the virus looks like so our bodies can manufacture specific antibodies to that virus. These antibodies then bind to and inactivate or destroy invading viruses.
A mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines could provide logistical and immunological benefits
Researchers hope that a mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines will help alleviate these issues and create more flexibility in the immunization regimens available to people.
COVID-19 messages make emergency alerts just another text in the crowd on your home screen
COVID-19-related messages are a new use of this alert system. They indicate changing ideas about what constitutes an emergency and underscore the challenges of public messaging in a personalized media environment.
COVID: did a delayed second dose give the delta variant an evolutionary helping hand?
Viewed from the perspective of evolutionary selection, it seems that the UK government’s decision to lengthen the period between first and second vaccine doses provided delta with an extra window to infect people.
I'm fully vaccinated – should I keep wearing a mask for my unvaccinated child?
Fully vaccinated adults are celebrating their new freedom and removing their face masks. Yet for parents of children under age 12, the rejoicing might be short-lived.
I’m fully vaccinated but feel sick – should I get tested for COVID-19?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested for COVID-19 even if you are fully vaccinated.
How long do COVID vaccines take to start working?
The resident had received a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and reportedly has only mild symptoms, but is being monitored in hospital. The original worker’s son has also tested positive.
3 medical innovations fueled by COVID-19 that will outlast the pandemic
During the pandemic, researchers have taken full advantage of the proliferation of smartwatches, smart rings and other wearable health and wellness technology. These devices can measure a person’s temperature, heart rate, level of activity and other biometrics.
Vaccine passports may be on the way – but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?
Vaccine passports seem like a desirable alternative to continuing lockdowns until herd immunity – estimated to occur at about a 70%-85% vaccination rate – is achieved.
What's in a name for a vaccine campaign? Maybe the end of the pandemic
At least 75% to 80% of the population needs to become immunized – the number needed for herd immunity – to end of the pandemic, according to Fauci.
How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compare to other coronavirus vaccines? 4 questions answered
Johnson & Johnson is expected to ship out nearly four million doses as soon as the FDA grants emergency use authorization