How Effective Are Vaccines Against Omicron? An Epidemiologist Answers

With melissa hawkins, American University The pandemic has brought a lot of difficult terms and ideas from epidemiology to everyone’s life. Two particularly complex concepts are vaccines. activity and activity. These are not the same thing. And as time goes on and new variants like the omicron emerge, they change too. Melissa Hawkins is a …

How Scientists Can Update Coronavirus Vaccines for Omicron A

By Deborah Fuller, University of Washington If the omicron variant of the coronavirus is sufficiently different from the original variant, it is likely that current vaccines will not be as effective as before. If so, companies will need to update their vaccines to better fight omicron. Deborah Fuller a microbiologist working on mRNA and DNA …

How Many Lives Have The Coronavirus Vaccines Saved? We Used State Data

By Sumedha Gupta, IUPUI CC BY-ND More than 200 million U.S. citizens have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine, with the hope that the vaccines will slow transmission and save lives. Researchers know the effectiveness of vaccines large-scale clinical trials, the gold standard for medical research. Studies have shown that vaccines Very effective in preventing …

“Ready for Back to School: Conversation with Leaders on Vaccines

The pandemic has caused many parents to delay routine care, including things like dental cleanings and exams. Because annual appointments are when many children receive their scheduled vaccinations, those who miss their annual checkup may also have missed vaccinations. You may be wondering what to do if your child falls behind on their vaccinations and …

Covid-19 Vaccines and False Positive Mammograms: When Should You Get It?

medically reviewed. DaCarla Albright One month after receiving the second Covid-19 vaccine dose, Black Grant went for annual breast MRI. has a BRCA1 (breast cancer gene one) gene mutation, so with screen every year, so this was a routine procedure for him. Unexpectedly, the MRI raised some concerns. So Grant’s left lymph nodes were enlarged. …

What Happens When Covid-19 Vaccines Enter the Body — A Roadmap

By Glenn J Rapsinski, University of Pittsburgh curious kids It is a series that appeals to children of all ages. If you have a question you want an expert to answer, curiouskids@theconversation.com. How does a COVID-19 vaccine work in the body? – Wixy, age 12, New York The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, …

Better Data Collection and Coordination When It Comes to Vaccines

Vaccines have been saving lives since the first smallpox vaccine was developed in 1798. For most people, vaccinations are a routine part of life, starting when we’re just born, attending our pediatric checkups to go to school, and continuing with the annual flu. shots and travel requirements. However, recently, vaccines have come to the fore …