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
The most diverse bee communities have the lowest levels of viral pathogens. "Promoting diverse bee communities may be a win-win strategy..."
Feb. 18, 2021 • ~7 min
A one-sided relationship between bacteria and a pathogen in the mouth may lead to gum disease, a new study shows.
Dec. 31, 2020 • ~6 min
Anthony Fauci predicted herd immunity by next fall and “normality” by 2021’s end, as long as enough people get vaccinated to bring the pandemic to an end.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~8 min
Needed: less wild meat in cities, more wildlife experts in public health.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
The international forum “Global Perspectives on COVID-19,” co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School, cited the importance of strong, coordinated government response as a key to stopping the novel coronavirus’ spread.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
UV disinfection is a proven means of killing pathogens like the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but it's not risk-free.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~9 min
COVID-19 clues in a community's sewage: 4 questions answered about watching wastewater for coronavirus
Sewage surveillance is one technique that can alert authorities to the presence of a pathogen in the community. An environmental engineer explains the state of the science when it comes to SARS-CoV-2.
Aug. 31, 2020 • ~8 min
Aerosols of some FDA-approved food coloring could deactivate airborne viruses.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~4 min
The COVID-19 virus can spread through the air – here's what it'll take to detect the airborne particles
Miniaturized laboratory equipment is making it easier to identify airborne pathogens in the field, but there's still work ahead to be able to instantly determine if a room is safe or contaminated.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~9 min