Tag Archives: Vaccines

People are getting reinfected with COVID-19. What that means for ‘herd immunity’ and vaccines

Article content continued “It very well might be very rare. But it very well might not be as rare as we think. We just need a better surveillance system for it.” From a public health perspective, “People who have had COVID-19 should behave and be treated as if they had not had the virus,” Pandori… Read More »

Vaccines may arrive in record time, but the virus has been faster

Scientists have created candidate vaccines, which eventually could protect billions of people from COVID-19, with astonishing speed, compressing scientific efforts that usually take years into months. But the leader of a key drug trial said Tuesday that the blistering research pace has nonetheless been too slow to catch the coronavirus. “We are now five months… Read More »

Is it safe to see the pediatrician for vaccines and medical visits?

We’re tackling a few urgent questions from parents in this time of coronavirus and COVID-19. Are you wondering if babies and children should continue to have vaccines on schedule? Thinking about how to manage regular medical appointments, and which situations require in-person visits to a pediatric practice? Read on. Should parents take babies for initial… Read More »

Look for novel coronavirus treatments first, experts say, and vaccines are farther off than you think

What’s the outlook for really fending off the novel coronavirus? Small molecule drugs and other therapeutics will obviously beat vaccines to market, and Gilead’s remdesivir, if effective, could scale up fast, experts said. Vaccines are likely farther off than quoted timelines suggest. It’s “overly optimistic” to expect them in 12 to 18 months, two opinion leaders… Read More »

Medical News Today: Flu vaccines may shrink tumors and boost cancer treatment

Recent experiments in mouse models have shown that injecting an inactivated flu virus into cancer tumors makes them shrink and boosts the effectiveness of immunotherapy. When it comes to cancer tumors, many factors influence whether or not they will respond to treatment. One of these is whether the tumors are “hot” or “cold.” What does… Read More »

More current polio cases have been caused by vaccines than the wild virus: WHO report

There are now more people who have contracted polio through vaccines than the wild virus itself. The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report last week, which recorded nine new polio cases that were caused by the vaccines in four African countries in Nigeria, Central African Republic, Angola and the Congo. A total of 16… Read More »