A neurologist shares his experience receiving the first dose of the vaccine and what he felt during those 15 minutes of observation time. He had some reservations about the safety of the new vaccine, so was he about to become a statistic in the next FDA safety bulletin? Read on to discover the side effect […]
Rehabilitation psychologist Abigail Hardin, PhD, of Rush University Medical Center offers some advice to those waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine, which is especially important given that the vaccines don’t take full effect (around 95% immunity) until days or weeks a number of days after the second dose. She recommends taking a few key steps now […]
According to several polls (though some said they might change their minds for various reasons), around 4 in 10 Americans have said they will not get a coronavirus vaccine. When it comes to the safety of these vaccines, however, there are good reasons to be confident already. Here are nine explanations to give to a […]
The first doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be arriving in a few weeks, both of which use messenger RNA (mRNA) technology to induce an immune response. Biologically, mRNA is transcribed from DNA and travels into a cell’s cytoplasm where it is translated by ribosomes into proteins. For those who want more information on the history […]
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) stated goal for deploying a COVID-19 vaccine is “to decrease death and serious disease as much as possible.” According to José Romero, MD, Chair of the ACIP, the decision to vaccinate health care workers first is based on the actions that will help control the pandemic fastest.
This article takes a closer look at the Bradykinin hypothesis, which describes COVID-19 like a burglar who slips in your unlocked second-floor window and starts to ransack your house. Once inside, though, they don’t just take your stuff — they also throw open all your doors and windows so their accomplices can rush in and […]
This roundup of articles highlights the 14 vaccines doctors are targeting in the fight against COVID‑19, in addition to featuring one doctor’s claim that the virus was active in France in December 2019, almost a month earlier than previously believed.
According to a recent study published in Journal of Infectious Diseases, an analysis of four different coronaviruses (OC43, 229E, HKU1 and NL63) over an 8-year period demonstrated that they were detected in a limited timeframe, from December to April and May, with a peak during January and February.