Covid apps could get a second chance under Biden—but it will take work

Covid apps could get a second chance under Biden—but it will take work

January 29, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

As the Biden administration ramps up, it inherits soaring cases and a muddled vaccine rollout— so it’s reasonable to wonder what else can possibly slow the spread of covid-19. Some strategies in the administration’s covid plan are basics, like calling on people to wear masks, doing more testing, and communicating more clearly. But digital technology…

Why more countries need covid vaccines, not just the richest ones

Why more countries need covid vaccines, not just the richest ones

January 29, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

The global vaccine rollout is full of glitches, shortages, and problems, but not every country faces the same challenges. Evening out those inequalities to make sure poorer countries are included in the vaccination race isn’t just the ethical thing to do: it’s good for rich countries, too. A new study from the National Bureau of…

Covid-19 immunity likely lasts for years

Covid-19 immunity likely lasts for years

January 11, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Covid-19 patients who recovered from the disease still have robust immunity from the coronavirus eight months after infection, according to a new study. The result is an encouraging sign that the authors interpret to mean immunity to the virus probably lasts for many years, and it should alleviate fears that the covid-19 vaccine would require…