Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus likely here to stay, EU health agency chief says

The coronavirus will probably continue to circulate long-term despite the roll-out of vaccines, the head of the EU's ECDC health agency told AFP on Friday, urging Europe to keep its restrictions in place for now.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will the COVID-19 vaccine work as well in patients with obesity?

When researchers began to develop what they hoped would be an effective COVID-19 vaccine, they already knew that H1N1 influenza—a novel virus, like COVID-19 – more severely affected patients with overweight or obesity. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Unusual 2019-2020 flu season linked to more transmissible strain

The 2019-2020 flu season in the U.S. was unusual in a number of ways. Cases picked up in August rather than the more typical fall and early winter months, and it hit children particularly hard. It was also dominated early ...

Pediatrics

Study shows flu vaccine lessens COVID-19 symptoms in children

Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have discovered that children who receive a seasonal flu shot are less likely to suffer symptoms from a COVID-19 infection. The finding comes from a review of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researcher discusses the evolution of the coronavirus

Reports of new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have become more frequent in the last few weeks. Richard Neher researches the evolution of viruses and bacteria at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. From 2011 ...

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