The US was not ready for the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. What can public health leaders and policymakers do to make sure we don't face another winter of rampant disease?
today • ~9 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
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
With the vaccines now being administered at sites around the US, it is important to address misinformation surrounding the effort.
Feb. 18, 2021 • ~10 min
'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.
Feb. 17, 2021 • ~7 min
The virus is evolving and new strains are more transmissible. Will the vaccines work against these new variants? How can researchers stay ahead of the virus's evolution?
Feb. 2, 2021 • ~9 min
How can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what you need to know and which state strategies are working
Getting pharmacies more involved could be a game changer, particularly for reaching minorities, older adults without internet access and others left behind.
Feb. 1, 2021 • ~8 min
Why it takes 2 shots to make mRNA vaccines do their antibody-creating best – and what the data shows on delaying the booster dose
With slow vaccine distribution and manufacturing, some people won't get the second dose on time. But does it matter?
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~6 min
The microbes in your gut influence how your immune system reacts to bacteria and viruses. A severe immune reaction is deadly; a small one lets the virus win. The right balance may depend on your diet.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~12 min
COVID-19 has been found in pets, zoo animals and in a wild mink in Utah. Monitoring wildlife for COVID-19 is important for animals and humans, both of whom face risks from a jumping virus.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~8 min