Tag: virology

COVID Brings Evolutionary Virologists Out of Shadows, Into the Fight

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It has been a strange, exhausting year for many evolutionary virologists....

Vaccine Breakthrough Cases Rising With Delta: Here’s What That Means

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. At a recent town hall meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, President Joe...

Pfizer, AZ Vaccines Effective Against Delta, After 2 Doses: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines — the primary vaccine options in...

Researchers: Virus surge a ‘raging forest fire’ in Arkansas

Public health researchers are calling the rapid rise in coronavirus cases in Arkansas a raging forest fire, and the state’s top health official says he...

‘Conceivable’ COVID Came From Cave in China

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Anthony Fauci, MD, the chief White House medical adviser, has called...

Concerts May Be Safe to Attend With Proper Safety Precautions

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers in Spain have shared heartening results from the first randomized...

Pfizer Vaccine Protects Less Against India Variant

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. June 4, 2021 — The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine produces lower levels...

Finding SARS-CoV-2 Origin a ‘Critical Priority’ for White House

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Biden administration will conduct a deep-dive investigation into the origin...

Multiple Reasons Behind the Recent SARS-CoV-2 Surges in the US

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Are SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern behind the recent jump in COVID-19...

COVID Vaccines Could Lose Their Punch Within a Year, Experts Say

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two-thirds of epidemiologists from leading academic institutions say the world will...

Biden Vows Enough COVID-19 Vaccine for Every Adult by End of May

March 2, 2021 — President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the United States will have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to inoculate every American adult by May. In...

FDA Grants Emergency Use to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. And then there were three. The US Food and Drug Administration...

New Data Boost Calls for Single COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine offers 92.6% efficacy in new calculations based...

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Most Sensitive in Men, Middle Aged

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tests to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are most sensitive among people...

Coronavirus ‘Most Likely’ Started in Animals: WHO

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 likely originated in animals and spread...

Feds Planning for More Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Tests by Summer

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Feb. 5, 2021 — The Biden administration is pushing to make...

J&J Vaccine 85% Efficacious Against Severe COVID Globally

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Janssen/Johnson & Johnson single-dose adenovirus vaccine provides 85% efficacy globally...

More Than One Third of COVID-19 Infections Are Asymptomatic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A systematic review suggests at least one third of SARS-CoV-2 infections...

More Transmissible Variant Could Dominate by March, CDC Warns

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Just over 1 month since UK investigators cautioned the world about...

herd immunity: Localised herd immunity, young population behind dip in India’s COVID count?

New Delhi: The absolute number of people infected with COVID-19 in India may never be known but much of the scientific community agrees the downward...

Covid-19: SII’s threat to sue vaccine volunteer alarms scientists | India News

Bioethicists and several scientists have expressed shock at the Serum Institute threatening to file for damages against a trial volunteer who went public about a...

Common SARS-CoV-2 Mutation May Be Making COVID More Contagious

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Most SARS-CoV-2 virus strains feature a specific mutation that makes them more transmissible, to...

About 17% of COVID-19 Survivors Retest Positive on Follow-Up

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. For reasons unknown, about 1-in-6 people who recovered from COVID-19 subsequently retested positive...

As cases spike, ICMR wants manufacturers to make antigen kits; only 1 approved so far | India News

BENGALURU: As India is lifting lockdowns in various parts of the country in a phased manner, it is expected to see a further upsurge in...

Why We Can’t Test Our Way Out of This

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 06, 2020 — At the moment, society is locked down in an attempt to reduce...