A new diagnostic tool that plugs into a phone can test for COVID-19 in 55 minutes or less, researchers report. It can be done almost anywhere, too.
Feb. 26, 2021 • ~5 min
In several countries, including the US, the number of people who say they'll get a COVID-19 vaccine is falling short of the number needed for herd immunity.
Feb. 26, 2021 • ~6 min
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.
Feb. 26, 2021 • ~7 min
Meatpacking plants have been deadly COVID-19 hot spots – but policies that encourage workers to show up sick are legal
Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
Feb. 26, 2021 • ~9 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
Feb. 26, 2021 • ~4 min
Can the current crop of vaccines get us to herd immunity even if variants become widespread? A Harvard immunologist says yes.
Feb. 25, 2021 • ~6 min
Young adults report the least amount of concern about COVID-19. That suggests communicating risks to them would offer the biggest boost in virus reduction.
Feb. 25, 2021 • ~5 min
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.
Feb. 25, 2021 • ~7 min
Stress is increasing anxiety, depression, and overeating in children during the pandemic. Here's what parents can do to help them.
Feb. 25, 2021 • ~8 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
Feb. 25, 2021 • ~3 min