So far, most vaccines in the US are mRNA vaccines. These represent a new technology and are likely to take over the vaccine world. But how do they work? What are their weaknesses? Five experts explain.
March 16, 2021 • ~6 min
The federal agency in charge of enforcing discrimination laws in the workplace said 'yes,' but there are some important exceptions and limitations.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Why should I trust the coronavirus vaccine when it was developed so fast? A doctor answers that and other reader questions
Now that two COVID vaccines have been authorized by the FDA, questions arise. Today, a physician from Indiana University School of Medicine answers five reader questions.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
If I have allergies, should I get the coronavirus vaccine? An expert answers this and other questions
A serious allergic reaction was reported in a health care worker in Alaska after she received the COVID-19 vaccine. Does this mean that people with allergies need to be concerned? An expert answers.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
A new over-the-counter COVID-19 test has been authorized by the FDA. Though it can be used to test people with and without symptoms, moderate cost and limited production mean it isn't a game-changer.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
Health systems around the US are on the cusp of receiving COVID-19 vaccines. At the end of this months-long effort are the nitty-gritty details of how health care providers are giving people the vaccine.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
Millions of Americans say they won't get the vaccine. Will money change their minds? And is luring them with cash the right approach?
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~10 min
The vaccines that will first be used to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will have gone through a special approval process with the FDA. but just what is this expedited process?
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~10 min
In September, production of rapid tests really ramped up in the US. But due to low accuracy and massive numbers needed, these tests alone are unlikely to have much of an effect on the pandemic.
Dec. 1, 2020 • ~8 min
Because Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been developed in record time, many wonder whether companies cut corners or compromised safety.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~6 min