Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine proves successful with primates

A single-shot COVID-19 vaccine is being developed by scientists led by a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center immunologist.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

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Vaccines can protect against COVID-19 in animal models, study says

Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has developed vaccines — currently being tested in animal models — that are designed to train the body’s immune system to recognize the virus swiftly upon exposure and respond quickly to disable it.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
May 20, 2020 ~8 min

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Harvard medical community steps up to fight pandemic

An outpouring of volunteers and equipment from the Harvard medical community have helped a Harvard hospital testing lab meet COVID’s challenge.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 11, 2020 ~9 min

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Warm weather may have no impact on COVID-19

Harvard researchers are turning to two common cold viruses to learn lessons about how the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 might behave in the coming months.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

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How a new vaccine adjuvant might help to shorten race to COVID-19 immunity

Further research and development on a class of molecules called bisphosphonates might turbocharge a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus, and help bring immunity to huge populations more quickly.

Caroline Perry • harvard
April 9, 2020 ~16 min

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Tool to help decision-makers during the coronavirus outbreak

Harvard’s Global Health Institute puts its research expertise into motion, helping hospitals assess capacity and quality of care so they can prepare for COVID-19 patients appropriately.

Mary Todd Bergman • harvard
March 18, 2020 ~6 min

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