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

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

Breastfeeding moms with COVID-19 pass antibodies to their babies

Breastfeeding women with COVID-19 don't transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus through their milk, researchers report. They do pass on antibodies, though.

Scott Hesel - U. Rochester • futurity
Feb. 15, 2021 ~4 min

Dogs can sniff out COVID-19 in human sweat

New research adds to growing evidence that dogs can detect COVID-19 infection by smell. Can our four-legged friends help fight the pandemic?

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Feb. 12, 2021 ~10 min

3 things may make you a COVID-19 ‘super-spreader’

Three things—obesity, age, and COVID-19 infection—may flag you as a "super-spreader," someone who can transmit the virus with devastating consequences.

Leslie Tate-Tulane • futurity
Feb. 11, 2021 ~4 min