Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that’s becoming more of a concern as climate change affects insect populations.
Don’t get us wrong, scientists have been working on a cancer vaccine for ages.
Last week, China became the first country to approve an inhalable version of the COVID vaccine. Instead of an injection into your arm, this vaccine is a spray given through the mouth or nose. It has the same basic ingredients as the shot (using a harmless version of the virus
China is still in the middle of its worst outbreak since the virus was first detected in Wuhan around three years ago. On Saturday, the country recorded over 13,000 COVID cases, 12,000 of which were asymptomatic. Several provinces like Jilin and Shanghai are in the middle of strict
On Tuesday, a technical body from the World Health Organization (WHO) said that current COVID-19 vaccines will probably need to be reworked to be effective for omicron and new variants of coronavirus. Do we have omicron-specific vaccines yet? * Not quite yet. * Vaccine makers have been trying to develop an omicron-specific
So far, there’s only one booster shot that’s been approved in the United States, and that’s the one developed by Pfizer-BioNTech. What’s a booster shot, again? * When you get a vaccine like the ones for COVID-19, it doesn’t last forever. Over time, the usefulness of
Smallpox and polio were both eradicated by massive, global vaccine campaigns that eventually led to herd immunity, but even without total eradication, herd immunity is important. What is herd immunity? * With any disease, the more sick people there are the more opportunities there are to get other people sick. * Makes