Can vaccinated people still spread the coronavirus?

You've been vaccinated; can you now safely see your friends and family? New research hints that vaccinated people may be less likely to transmit the coronavirus, but they are not 100% in the clear.

Deborah Fuller, Professor of Microbiology, University of Washington • conversation
Feb. 26, 2021 ~7 min

Single dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine reduces asymptomatic infections and potential for SARS-CoV-2 transmission

New data from Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge suggests that a single dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine can reduce by four-fold the number of asymptomatic

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 26, 2021 ~4 min

Vaccines should end the pandemic, despite the variants, say experts

Can the current crop of vaccines get us to herd immunity even if variants become widespread? A Harvard immunologist says yes.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 25, 2021 ~6 min

How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compare to other coronavirus vaccines? 4 questions answered

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is different from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in a few important ways that could make it a huge help to global vaccination efforts.

Maureen Ferran, Associate Professor of Biology, Rochester Institute of Technology • conversation
Feb. 25, 2021 ~7 min

Cambridge institute publishes ethical framework for asymptomatic COVID-19 student testing in HE institutions

The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute has today published an ethical framework for higher education institutions considering running asymptomatic

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 25, 2021 ~3 min

Many Black Americans aren’t rushing to get the COVID-19 vaccine – a long history of medical abuse suggests why

Though COVID-19 has killed almost twice as many Black Americans as whites, Black people are the least likely racial group to say they're eager to receive the vaccine as soon as it's available to them.

Esther Jones, Associate Professor of English, affiliate with Africana Studies and Women's & Gender Studies, Clark University • conversation
Feb. 24, 2021 ~9 min

Abortions can happen safely — and entirely — at home

OPINION: The pandemic has taught us how we can deliver better care to patients who seek to terminate pregnancies. Now if only science could triumph over politics.

Leah Coplon and Claire Brindis • knowable
Feb. 24, 2021 ~8 min

Coronavirus evolving: How mutations arise and new variants emerge

COMIC: As it spreads throughout the world, the virus that causes Covid-19 has been changing. Scientists are tracking those changes, hoping to stay one step ahead of worrisome strains.

Diana Kwon and Maki Naro • knowable
Feb. 23, 2021 ~1 min

How to really fix COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduling

Websites that crash. Appointments that fill up within seconds. Scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine shouldn't be this hard. A few states have found a better way.

Tinglong Dai, Associate Professor of Operations Management & Business Analytics, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing • conversation
Feb. 22, 2021 ~7 min

Q&A with Sharon Peacock, coronavirus variant hunter

The UK is a world leader in sequencing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of all the coronavirus genomes that have been sequenced in the world, nearly

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 22, 2021 ~17 min

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