Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO warns of virulent COVID variant risk

The World Health Organization on Wednesday laid out three possible paths that the COVID-19 pandemic might follow in 2022—with a new, more virulent variant the worst-case scenario.

Vaccination

This is how the new COVID-19 vaccine works

"What is new about this vaccine is that it works using genetic code," says Research Scientist Sven Even Borgos at SINTEF. "This means that the vaccine instructs the body to make small and accurately selected components of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How hepatitis C hides in the body

The Hepatitis C (HCV) virus is a sly enemy to have in one's body. Not only does it manage to make itself invisible to the immune system by breaking down communication between the immune cells, it also builds secret virus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dental mitigation strategies to reduce aerosolization of SARS-CoV-2

Limiting infection transmission is central to the safety of all in dentistry, particularly during the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, yet many dental procedures unavoidably generate aerosols. In the study "Dental Mitigation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Questions over virus models that prompted lockdowns

When the novel coronavirus began to circulate globally at the beginning of March, scientists turned to statistical models to predict the severity of the pandemic. The news was stark.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic leads to broader use of monoclonal antibodies

New cases of COVID-19 in the United States have dropped by about 75% from the latest peak in mid-January, but as of Feb. 14, the two-year-old pandemic had claimed more than 920,000 lives, more than in any other country. Even ...

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