Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Single Pfizer shot 90 percent effective after 21 days: study

A single dose of the Pfizer vaccine provides "very high" protection from COVID-19 after 21 days—without a 'top up' dose in the recommended time frame, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World dangerously unprepared for next pandemic: monitor

As the world grapples with the devastating coronavirus pandemic, it is doing far too little to prepare for future, possibly even more damaging pandemics, a global health monitor warned Monday.

Health

Clear will and capacity to help emergency care in crisis

Operators beyond the confines of conventional emergency healthcare are willing and able to assist in a crisis, a University of Gothenburg study shows. Hotels, schools, and veterinary clinics are among those ready for inclusion ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to prepare for a pandemic

The exact place, time and variety of disease currently gripping the world could not have been predicted. Yet we knew a pandemic of some kind was likely to strike eventually, and many of its likely characteristics have been ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Urban slums are uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19. Here's how to help.

Government-enforced social isolation may help relatively affluent populations limit the spread of COVID-19, but these measures can be devasting for the nearly 1 billion people around the globe currently dwelling in urban ...

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