Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Doctors are trying to figure out why some kids become much sicker than others and, in rare cases, don’t survive. …

Despite All the Talk, Covid Vaccination Does Not Infect People With Shingles

Despite All the Talk, Covid Vaccination Does Not Infect People With Shingles

Covid-19 vaccinations do not infect recipients with shingles or any form of herpes virus, despite some misleading headlines. …

To Extract More Doses per Vial, Vaccinators Put Squeeze on FDA to Relax Vaccine Handling Advice

Arthur Allen March 12, 2021 President Joe Biden has promised enough covid vaccine to immunize every willing adult by June 1. But right now, the gap between supply and demand is so dramatic that vaccinators are discovering ways to suck the final drops out of each vaccine vial — if federal regulators will let them. Pharmacists …

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How Will the Coronavirus Evolve?

How Will the Coronavirus Evolve?

With declining rates of new infections and the rollout of vaccines, some are beginning to speak of an end to COVID-19. But that rhetoric, in my opinion, is ill-considered and premature. Based on what we know now of SARS-CoV-2, it may no longer be a question of months before an end to the pandemic but a question of years, if not decades. We should plan for it.

Coronavirus News Roundup, February 6 – February 12

Pandemic highlights for the week from ScientificAmerican.com

COVID-19 with Cardiac Arrest

COVID-19 with Frailty, Cardiac Arrest May Raise Risk of Death Sharply

COVID-19 with Frailty, Cardiac Arrest May Raise Risk of Death Sharply | Two studies today suggest that COVID-19 patients who are very frail or have a cardiac arrest are two three times more likely to die than those not infected with the virus. | For men with COVID-19, the risk of dying from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest rose 4.5-fold…