Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some COVID-19 mutations may dampen vaccine effectiveness

Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes COVID-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against ...

Vaccination

Risks vs. benefits of the COVID vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine will protect you and others from the virus and help us end this pandemic. While people with medical conditions may be concerned about the vaccine, Duke Health experts said that having a medical condition ...

Vaccination

Mobile labs take vaccine studies to diverse neighborhoods

Lani Muller doesn't have to visit a doctor's office to help test an experimental COVID-19 vaccine—she just climbs into a bloodmobile-like van that parks on a busy street near her New York City neighborhood.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pfizer vaccine likely works against UK variant

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine appears to be effective against the new more infectious coronavirus variant that was first detected in Britain and has since been found in dozens of countries, according to two preliminary studies ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

As pandemic worsens, Biden unveils ambitious COVID-19 strategy

Joe Biden's administration unveiled a detailed COVID-19 roadmap Thursday to boost vaccinations and testing while centering scientific expertise, after the new US president warned during his inaugural speech the pandemic was ...

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