The COVID vaccine should be available to everyone regardless of gender, sexuality and class.
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LGBT+ people have been eligible to receive COVID vaccines, but lack of ID cards, discrimination, accessibility issues and misinformation have emerged as challenges to do so.
Imaging the proteins on the surface of HCV has been challenging because of the virus’s shape-shifting nature.
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Using a Nobel Prize-winning technique called cryo-EM, researchers were able to identify potential areas on the hepatitis C virus that a vaccine could target.
Pediatric emergency rooms in some states are at or over capacity due to the surging number of respiratory infections.
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Respiratory viruses are hitting young children and infants particularly hard this fall and winter season, and experts don’t yet know exactly why.
These types of vaccines could offer certain advantages over conventional COVID shots. But we need more data to show us they’re effective.
A 10-year-old Toronto boy receives his COVID-19 vaccine shot from a Toronto Public Health nurse at a children’s vaccine clinic at Scotiabank Arena in December 2021.
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Adding COVID-19 to a list of ‘designated diseases’ will not make vaccination mandatory for school entry. But it may help increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake among children.
Microscopic view of the Ebola virus.
Ebola is a highly transmissible disease but its spread can be prevented through behavioural measures.
Louis Pasteur was a pioneer in chemistry, microbiology, immunology and vaccinology.
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On World Rabies Day – which is also the anniversary of French microbiologist Louis Pasteur’s death – a virologist reflects on the achievements of this visionary scientist.
Vaccinating at-risk groups is just one of the public health strategies many countries are using.
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Public health measures have played a big role in curbing the current outbreak.
It is safe to get the newly formulated COVID-19 booster shot and the flu shot at the same time.
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When COVID-19 and the flu co-infect, it’s ‘flurona.’ But such cases are rare, and there are effective ways to protect yourself from both viruses.
Routine immunisation has resulted in diseases like measles being drastically reduced.
The pandemic has disrupted national immunisation programmes. As a result, the African continent is seeing more outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.
In 1956, during the height of the polio epidemic in the U.S., health officials in Chicago offer polio shots at a public school.
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With poliovirus circulating in New York, health authorities worry that pockets of the county with low polio vaccination rates could give the virus a foothold.
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A malaria vaccine called R21 has shown up to 80% efficacy following a booster dose in young children.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director general of the World Trade Organisation.
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Creating employment and fighting corruption are two of the subjects discussed in the wide ranging discussion.
Critical-care patients in the emergency polio ward at Haynes Memorial Hospital in Boston in August 1955.
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Health officials say the new case of polio in New York state and the presence of poliovirus in the municipal wastewater suggests that hundreds more could already be infected with the disease.
New boosters protect against the original COVID strain as well as Omicron. In future, we might see variant-proof vaccines or those delivered in the nose or mouth.
A dose of Imvanex vaccine used to protect against Monkeypox virus.
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Countries have to weigh up the cost of vaccinating everybody versus the cost of treating the disease.
The smallpox vaccine is currently being used to protect against monkeypox.
Chronic weaknesses in our global vaccine manufacturing and distribution systems may broadly be to blame.
The goal of the public health emergency declaration is to prevent the monkeypox virus from becoming a widespread threat to public health.
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Declaring monkeypox a national health emergency will allow the U.S. government to direct resources and funds where needed to help slow the spread of the virus.
The Jynneos monkeypox vaccine provides strong protection against infection but is in short supply.
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There are two approved monkeypox vaccines in the US. Both use a related poxvirus called vaccinia to produce an immune response that protects against smallpox and monkeypox.
An image of a mock gallows on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is shown as the House select committee holds hearings in June 2022 into the attack.
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It’s easy to consider the erosion of democratic norms in the U.S. as purely political, but it poses serious risks to the country’s economic order. Is democracy in the gallows?