COVID vaccines for older people save the most years of life

Giving vaccine priority to older adults and others most at risk of dying will actually save the maximum number of lives and the most years of life.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
March 1, 2021 ~5 min

Huge number of COVID infections are from people with no symptoms

"This proportion is quite surprising. It's crucial that everyone—including individuals who don't show symptoms—adhere to public health guidelines..."

Alison Caldwell - U. Chicago • futurity
March 1, 2021 ~5 min

Phone device flags COVID-19 in less than an hour

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.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Feb. 26, 2021 ~5 min

Survey: COVID-19 vaccine acceptance has fallen worldwide

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.

Stephanie Desmon-JHU • futurity
Feb. 26, 2021 ~6 min

Engineered viruses can fight the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

As the world has focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, other microbial foes are waging war on humans. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose a growing threat. But viruses may defeat them.

Kevin Doxzen, Hoffmann Postdoctoral Fellow, Arizona State University • conversation
Feb. 24, 2021 ~8 min

Expert: You should wear two masks to avoid COVID-19

An expert breaks down what we know about the new coronavirus strains and why you should be wearing two masks during the pandemic.

Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 22, 2021 ~4 min

Asthma may lead to dangerous flu mutations

A certain type of asthma may make people more susceptible to flu and also lead to dangerous flu mutations, according to new studies in animals.

U. Queensland • futurity
Feb. 19, 2021 ~4 min

Swabs suggest COVID-19 safety during cancer care

New research offers assurance that those receiving cancer treatment are safe when receiving care in oncology and hematology settings.

Krista Didzbalis-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 19, 2021 ~5 min

6 important truths about COVID-19 vaccines

With the vaccines now being administered at sites around the US, it is important to address misinformation surrounding the effort.

Kanneboyina Nagaraju, Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Feb. 18, 2021 ~10 min

How many people get long COVID – and who is most at risk?

'Long COVID' – in which people have symptoms lasting more than a few weeks – is turning out to be very common. People hospitalized for COVID-19 are at highest risk, but they aren't alone.

Stephanie LaVergne, Research Scientist, Colorado State University • conversation
Feb. 17, 2021 ~7 min