Experts argue COVID-19 vaccine boosters should be delayed

A new article published in The Lancet is arguing against broadly administering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots at this point in time. The article is co-authored by two of the US Food and Drug Administration’s top vaccine advisors, both of whom recently … Continue reading Experts argue COVID-19 vaccine boosters should be delayed

New CDC data shows COVID-19 vaccines still work well against Delta

New data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering up-to-date insights into the effect of the Delta variant on vaccine effectiveness. The reports indicate unvaccinated people are still 10 times more likely to suffer hospi… Continue reading New CDC data shows COVID-19 vaccines still work well against Delta

Yale study identifies those at risk of breakthrough COVID-19 infections

A small but robust study from Yale University researchers is offering insights into the characteristics of severe COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals. Although these kinds of breakthrough infections are very rare, the research helps doc… Continue reading Yale study identifies those at risk of breakthrough COVID-19 infections

Harvard study links poor office air quality with reduced cognitive function

New research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found a correlation between air quality in office environments and workers’ cognitive function. The international study found low ventilation rates and increased levels of particulate … Continue reading Harvard study links poor office air quality with reduced cognitive function

WHO director “appalled” at inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The director of the World Health Organization has said he is “appalled” at the extent of vaccine inequity spreading across the world. Global vaccine-sharing initiative COVAX has reported it is falling short of its distribution milestones as high and up… Continue reading WHO director “appalled” at inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

International study reveals how Delta came to dominate the pandemic

A comprehensive new study, published in the journal Nature, is describing how the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 has so rapidly become dominant all over the world. The research offers thorough evidence Delta’s effective spread is through a combination of … Continue reading International study reveals how Delta came to dominate the pandemic

Massive study confirms vaccination reduces risk of long COVID

Fully vaccinated people experiencing a COVID-19 infection were 50 percent less likely to report symptoms persisting longer than 28 days

A large study led by researchers from King’s College London has found fully vaccinated adults are around 50 percent less likely to suffer from long COVID if they are unfortunate enough to experience a breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Mu is the latest coronavirus variant labeled of interest by WHO

For the first time in several months the World Health Organization has added a new SARS-CoV-2 variant to its official tracking list. Designated by the Greek Alphabet letter Mu, this newly defined “variant of interest” has been detected in 40 countries … Continue reading Mu is the latest coronavirus variant labeled of interest by WHO

Braille eBooks and mask recyclers among James Dyson Award finalists

The James Dyson Award is an international competition to recognize and encourage engineering students to get creative to solve some of the most pressing problems facing the world. The national finalists from 28 regions have been announced for 2021, ahe… Continue reading Braille eBooks and mask recyclers among James Dyson Award finalists