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Immunity to COVID-19 may wane just 2-3 months after infection, study suggests

Immunity to COVID-19 may wane just 2-3 months after infection, study...

Enlarge / WUHAN, CHINA: The medical detection of antibodies for fresh graduates in Huazhong University of science and technology on June 11. 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Protective immune responses that build up during a SARS-CoV-2 infection may weaken just two to three months later—particularly if the infection didn’t…
Bioethicist: ‘Immunity Passports’ Could Do More Harm Than Good

Bioethicist: ‘Immunity Passports’ Could Do More Harm Than Good

A woman's blood is collected for testing of coronavirus antibodies at a drive-through testing site in Hempstead, N.Y., to determine whether she may have some immunity to the virus. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption toggle caption Seth Wenig/AP A woman's blood is collected for testing of coronavirus antibodies at a drive-through testing site in Hempstead, N.Y.,…
Herd immunity: What it is and why it’s crucial to slow the spread of coronavirus

Herd immunity: What it is and why it’s crucial to slow...

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Herd immunity occurs when the vast majority of people in a geographic region are immune to a disease, eventually stopping its spread.  Angela Lang/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the term "herd immunity" has been flung around as one solution…
Herd immunity: What it is and how it can help stop COVID-19

Herd immunity: What it is and how it can help stop...

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Herd immunity occurs when the vast majority of people in a geographic region are immune to a disease, eventually stopping its spread.  Angela Lang/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the term "herd immunity" has been flung around as one solution…
2018 Rises In Measles In Europe And United States Program Value Of Herd Resistance

2018 Rises In Measles In Europe And United States Program Value...

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Pictured here is the measles virus, paramyxoviridae from the Morbillivirus family. (Photo by: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images)Getty This is what happens when you tell people to not get the measles vaccine without providing a viable alternative. In just the first 6 months of 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region had over 41,000 measles cases,…
2018 Rise In Measles In Europe And United States Program Value Of Herd Resistance

2018 Rise In Measles In Europe And United States Program Value...

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Pictured here is the measles virus, paramyxoviridae from the Morbillivirus family. (Photo by: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images)Getty This is what happens when you tell people to not get the measles vaccine without providing a viable alternative. In just the first 6 months of 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region had over 41,000 measles cases,…
What Getting The Influenza Vaccine Every Year Does To Your Resistance

What Getting The Influenza Vaccine Every Year Does To Your Resistance

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A JAMA study compared vaccine effectiveness in kids who had and had not gotten the flu vaccine the prior year. (Photo: Getty Images) Getting a flu vaccine is like wearing underwear. Just because you did it last year, doesn't mean you shouldn't do it this year. Also, similar to underwear, the protection offered by a flu…

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