The clue is in your poo. Two experts explain the history and science behind wastewater surveillance.
Intuitively, we would assume that subsequent infections should be less severe. But this won’t always be the case.
Millions of U.S. children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years will soon be eligible for COVID-19 shots.
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The FDA’s authorization of COVID-19 shots for children ages 6 months to 4 years will bring relief for millions of parents. Pending CDC endorsement, shots for this group will be available within days.
‘Hybrid immunity’ is the term for immunity acquired from both prior infection and vaccination.
Testing wastewater for the presence of diseases has grown in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in wastewater testing to monitor the spread of the virus. But historical cases show that targeted surveillance can further marginalize vulnerable populations.
Global Justice campaigners in London stand by fake coffins to highlight global COVID-19 deaths. If pharma companies waived intellectual property rights, it would be easier for low- and middle-income countries to access COVID-19 vaccines.
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Waiving patent rights on COVID-19 vaccines and drugs is still crucial to ensure access globally, but the waiver on the table at the June World Trade Organization meeting doesn’t do the job.
Achieving herd immunity via vaccination was always going to be a hard ask. Now it’s mathematically impossible.
About 8 million U.S. children have received two shots of COVID-19 vaccine and are now eligible for a third.
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The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be effective against severe illness leading to hospitalization and death in all age groups, including children ages 5 to 11.
Scientists are working on intranasal COVID vaccines. Not only are these vaccines delivered differently – but they also target a different part of our immune system.
With the right training, dogs can sniff out more than 90% of COVID cases.
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Even taking into account people who have had COVID but didn’t know it, there’s still likely to be a group of people who have never been infected.
Cave inhabited by bats.
Scientists exploring the possibility of an animal origin for Covid-19 are still investigating the missing link between bats and human beings.
Once in short supply, rapid antigen tests are now available throughout the U.S.
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With the relaxation of mask-wearing mandates, there’s even more need to know how much over-the-counter tests help.
Policies to stop the spread of COVID disadvantaged mothers and newborns.
The direct effects of COVID-19 disease on pregnant women, newborns and children are acknowledged. But the indirect effects of the pandemic have been equally devastating.
Researchers can test blood samples taken for other reasons to see if patients have previously had COVID-19.
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Your blood can hold a record of past illnesses. That information can reveal how many people have had a certain infection – like 58% of Americans having had COVID-19 by the end of February 2022.
It’s hard to keep up. But new Omicron sub-variants are emerging that may lead to reinfections and another spike in cases.
Sampling wastewater can be time-intensive.
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Over 800 sites across the US report coronavirus data from sewage to the CDC. Here’s how this kind of surveillance system works and what it can and can’t tell you.
Dozens of coronavirus vaccines are in clinical trials in the U.S.
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Existing coronavirus vaccines are not as effective against newer variants of the virus. Two vaccine experts explain how new vaccines currently in development will likely offer better protection.
Countries face the reality of co-existing with COVID-19.
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Regulations that limit fundamental human rights should be accompanied by a transparent risk and benefit analysis.
It is now up to individuals whether to wear masks in airports and other mass transit areas.
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Despite the halt to the federal mask mandate for mass transit, people may still choose to protect themselves. For those who do, the type of mask and how well it fits matter.