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Coronavirus Vaccine Passports

Coronavirus vaccine passports are coming

February 4th, 2021

Governments, private companies, and non-profits are working on coronavirus “vaccine passports” that can be used to prove vaccination status or show COVID-19 test results for certain activities. The travel industry is already asking for negative test results before international travel. People looking to attend public events like concerts might need to show proof of vaccination …

Coronavirus Immunity

New findings in these studies could change the course of the coronavirus pandemic

February 3rd, 2021

Four coronavirus immunity studies released in recent days deliver several key conclusions about COVID-19. One study says that coronavirus antibodies stay at high levels six months after the initial infection, suggesting COVID-19 immunity might last for at least six months. Separate research indicated that reinfection might occur more often than we think. Reinfections are likely …

Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker

Coronavirus vaccine tracker reveals how every country is doing so far

January 6th, 2021

Coronavirus vaccination campaigns have started worldwide, with the UK, US, Canada, the European Union, Russia, and China at the forefront. Several vaccines have been authorized for emergency use, with countries establishing specific vaccination rules to make the most of the limited supply available in the early weeks of 2021. An online tracker highlights the vaccination …

Coronavirus Vaccine Immunity

This is why the end of the coronavirus pandemic might finally be in sight

December 20th, 2020

A team of researchers from Finland found that 91% of the people tested for coronavirus antibodies still had neutralizing antibodies six months after surviving COVID-19. The study suggests the immune response after COVID-19 is potent, and protection against reinfection might be long-lasting. The results are promising for vaccines, which have proven to elicit an immune …

Coronavirus Vaccine

Two-thirds of Americans say they won’t get a coronavirus vaccine

September 5th, 2020

A new poll about coronavirus vaccines shows that two-thirds of Americans aren’t willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine. A quarter of those interviewed says they won’t ever get the vaccine, while 44% of them said they’d rather wait and see how the initial round of immunization goes. The recent controversies about vaccine emergency use abroad …

Coronavirus Vaccine

Dr. Fauci just issued a crucial warning about coronavirus vaccines

August 25th, 2020

Giving a coronavirus vaccine candidate an emergency use authorization before the final data is available would jeopardize the entire effort, said Dr. Anthony Fauci in a new interview. Fauci is just one of many health officials worried that the Trump administration might pressure the FDA into approving a vaccine for emergency use before the November …