TB vaccines for babies don’t protect against COVID

Looking at countries that had mandatory BCG vaccination policies gave researchers a way to test hypotheses about if the TB vaccine protected against COVID.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 tuberculosis vaccines health-and-medicine

Tweak could boost vaccine protection and cut inflammation

"We thought that the molecule would decrease inflammation, but we were surprised to see that it could provide more protection at the same time."

U. Chicago • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: inflammation vaccines health-and-medicine

5 reasons you really should get a flu shot this year

What will happen when COVID-19 and the flu comingle this fall is a bit of wild card, but doctors and health experts have an urgent message: Get a flu shot.

Yale • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines flu health-and-medicine

5 reasons you really should get a flu shot this year

What will happen when COVID-19 and the flu comingle this fall is a bit of wild card, but doctors and health experts have an urgent message: Get a flu shot.

Yale • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines flu health-and-medicine

‘Natural’ product bias may apply to COVID vaccine

New research examining when consumers go for "natural" products may be relevant to public receptions of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 marketing vaccines bias consumers health-and-medicine rhetoric

Misguided beliefs drive pro-vaccine policy opposition

While a new study finds broad support in the US for pro-vaccine public policy, it also shows that misinformed beliefs are the biggest driver of opposition.

Michael Rozansky-Penn • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 religion vaccines featured health-and-medicine beliefs

Immune check-in may lead to a flu vaccine that lasts

A new approach that shows how the immune system responds to vaccination could lead to ways to build a better flu vaccine, researchers say.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Sept. 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: influenza vaccines viruses health-and-medicine immune-systems lymph-nodes

1 dose of COVID nasal vaccine prevents infection in mice

A new nasal vaccine effectively prevents infection in mice susceptible to the novel coronavirus, a new study shows.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 31, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines viruses health-and-medicine noses

Does Russia really have a COVID-19 vaccine?

Reports of Russia finishing development of a vaccine for COVID-19 called Sputnik-V are more complicated than they appear, an expert argues.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Aug. 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines russia viruses featured health-and-medicine

Listen: How close is a safe COVID-19 vaccine that works?

How far off is a COVID-19 vaccine? There's more work to be done, but we're on the path, an expert says. Here, she explains how vaccines become reality.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~16 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines featured health-and-medicine

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