The American flag flies at half-staff at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on May 14, 2022, after President Biden ordered flags lowered to commemorate 1 million American dead due to COVID-19.
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Your willingness to get a vaccination is tied to your political party. And that may have deadly consequences.
Before the COVID pandemic, efforts to address the challenge of limited vaccine production on the continent yielded little success.
Social media sites like Twitter have been a major source of both true and false information regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
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A team analyzed more than 21 million tweets about COVID-19 vaccines and found that negative sentiments on social media were tied to lower-than-expected vaccination rates in many nations.
Nanoparticles can help cancer drugs home in on tumors and avoid damaging healthy cells.
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The COVID-19 mRNA vaccines put nanomedicine in the spotlight as a potential way to treat diseases like cancer and HIV. While the field isn’t there yet, better design could help fulfill its promise.
In the first two months of 2022, 17,000 cases were already reported worldwide.
The latest report from the WHO and Unicef found cases have increased nearly 80% worldwide.
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.
Although the COVID-19 vaccines have saved millions of lives, they have been insufficient at preventing breakthrough infections.
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Research suggests that too-frequent immunizations may lead to a phenomenon called “immune exhaustion.”
Far from a mild disease, the flu can cause serious illness and death, particularly among children and older age groups. The flu vaccine isn’t perfect, but it’s the best way to protect yourself.
While the vast majority of primary care providers have higher confidence in vaccines than the general public, some do not.
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Many COVID-19 vaccination campaigns encourage doctors to serve as a trusted source of vaccine information. But certain vaccine-hesitant providers may stymie these efforts.
Millions of U.S. children ages 5-11 have already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Moderna will ask the FDA to allow emergency use for its vaccine in children as young as 6 months, a step many parents have been anticipating.
Children are not little adults – they need time to process what is going to happen.
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A pediatrician recommends helping your child cope with getting vaccines by employing “The Three P’s” – Preparation, Proximity and Praise.
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More can be done to prioritise protection against highly transmittable and serious diseases, such as polio and measles.
Flu vaccines will soon be available. And this year, you can get your COVID shot at the same time.
A ground crew member directs the loading of a shipment of Cuba’s homegrown COVID-19 vaccines donated to Syria, on the tarmac of the Jose Marti International Airport, in Havana, on Jan. 7, 2022.
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Cuba is acting on the scientific fact that humanity will be safest when all who can be vaccinated are vaccinated. It is following the science and earning its trusted reputation.
Many celebrities have expressed concerns about bodily autonomy while refusing COVID-19 vaccination.
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An ethicist argues that choices made by celebrities could impose unjustified risk of harm on others.
Until now, access to the vaccines has been limited. But that’s expected to change.
Instead of focusing on new variant-specific vaccines, the emphasis should be on deploying existing vaccines as fast as possible to as many people.
Vaccination has allowed people to be more social again with much less risk of serious illness, but less cautious behaviors put people at an increased risk of catching the virus.
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Calculating your risk of death or hospitalization if you are infected with the coronavirus requires good data – notably, the total number of infections in the US. Unfortunately, that data is fuzzy.
What college students do during and after spring break can affect the number of COVID-19 cases on campus.
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An expert weighs in on how colleges can lower their chances of being hit by surges of COVID-19 cases after spring break 2022.
Reason is not the only factor that guides vaccine decisions. Understanding human decision-making is the first step in changing behaviour.
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Vaccine hesitancy is often met with one of two responses: Ridicule, or factual information. Both assume a failure of reason, but human behaviour is more complex than reason, so both responses fail.