As Los Angeles County again mandates masking indoors – even for the fully vaccinated – local health officials in the U.S. are closely eyeing their own COVID-19 vaccination and infection rates.
The US has split into "two Americas," one of the unvaccinated and one of the vaccinated. The differences in deaths and hospitalizations between the two populations are striking.
Vaccinating a population requires a proactive approach to health promotion and community preparedness.
A small number of cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported following the mRNA COVID vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna. But this is no reason to avoid the jab.
Exclusion from clinical trials, lack of data and inconsistent information made it difficult for pregnant and breastfeeding people to make decisions about COVID-19 vaccines early in the rollout.
Wortley Montagu popularised the Turkish practice of 'variolation', kickstarting the global battle against smallpox.
Hotspot neighbourhoods with greater COVID-19 risk exposure continued to have higher infection rates even when they achieved vaccination levels equal to lower-risk neighbourhoods.
If people feel a sense of duty to their local community, they're more likely to protect themselves and others by taking a COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 will always be a very different disease to the flu. We should aim to stamp it out like measles, not let it spread.
The federal government's new adverts ignore decades of research on what makes effective advertising.
Nigeria needs a multisectoral approach to break its annual cholera epidemic.
The Delta variant is now accounting for the majority of COVID infections in many counties around the world.
For those desperate for international holidays, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The question of whether we should be vaccinating children and adolescents against COVID-19 is currently being debated. Here's why the answer is 'not yet'.
The messages people under 60 have been getting about the AstraZeneca vaccine this week have been confusing, to say the least. Experts say to consider the risks and benefits. But how do you do this?
The strong disapproval of the South African government’s handling of the pandemic is a warning that crafting persuasive pro-vaccine messages is not enough.
The COVID-19 resurgence in South Africa is likely to take a heavy toll. It is important for vaccination efforts to be ramped up.
When Bostonians in 1721 faced a deadly smallpox outbreak, a new procedure called inoculation was found to help fend off the disease. Not everyone was won over, and newspapers fed the controversy.
Should people be compelled to take the vaccine? Should you feel guilty for skipping the line? And what about parts of the world where vaccines aren't readably available? Ethicists have it covered.
While Pfizer is still the preferred vaccine for under 40s, those who don't want to wait can now talk to their GP about getting an AstraZeneca shot. But what risks and benefits do you need to weigh up?