Immunology

New HIV Variant Breaks Out In The Netherlands

The ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and new mutations in viral genetic sequences have made "variant" part of the cultural lexicon, because they can have significant impacts on the virus’s transmissibility and the damage it causes.  Researchers have l ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 4 2022 - 11:00am

COVID-19 Vaccines May Be Worse At Stopping New Variants, But They’re Still Lowering The Risk

The rise of the omicron variant has caused havoc around the world, just as the emergence of the delta and alpha variants did before. A pattern has emerged, with the world scrambling to respond to a new form of the coronavirus every six or so months. How c ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 8 2022 - 10:08am

If You Are Vaccinated And Catch COVID-19, What Are Your Chances Of Dying?

Thankfully, most people who get COVID–19 don’t become seriously ill – especially those who are vaccinated. But a small fraction do get hospitalized, and a smaller fraction do die. If you are vaccinated and catch the coronavirus, what are your chances of g ...

Article - The Conversation - Mar 1 2022 - 5:32am

Janssen Vs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines: A Clear Winner In Reduced Hospitalizations

COVID-19 vaccines have shown to be effective at preventing vaccines but the big win for public health is reduced effects if you get it anyway. If you don't have co-morbidities your relative risk is very low but if you do have them, every precaution is ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 7 2022 - 12:02pm

COVID-19 May Be Bad But If You Get That And Flu, It's Really Bad

Prior to the latest coronavirus pandemic, many were indifferent about getting the flu vaccine. They shouldn't be. Co-infections are not common but a new study finds that adults in hospital who have COVID-19 and the flu at the same time are at much gre ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 27 2022 - 6:03pm

Monkeypox: Most Infected Won't Need Them But We Already Have Vaccines And Drugs For It

Medicines are not normally needed to treat monkeypox. The illness is usually mild and most people infected will recover within a few weeks without needing treatment. But there are vaccines that can be used to control monkeypox outbreaks, which some countr ...

Article - The Conversation - May 27 2022 - 2:53pm