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How much and how long will one dose of COVID vaccines prevent virus variants?

By Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA In December, distinct SARS-CoV-2 virus variants with multiple mutations in the spike (S) protein were reported in the UK (“B.1.1.7”) and South Africa (“B.1.351”), and then, on Jan. 10, in travelers from northern Brazil arriving in Japan (“B.1.1.248”).  A crucial question is whether any COVID vaccine will have […]

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How do I know which adolescent girls are at greatest risk for HIV?

Innovative approaches can help find vulnerable young women in need of HIV prevention services The following is a guest post by Michelle Li, MS, and Quinn Lewis, MIA, of Data.FI project In sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women are disproportionately impacted by HIV and are more likely to become infected, compared to their male […]

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COVID-19: The vaccine is here! Now we need to get it out, and into arms

In a county where as much as 7% of the population work in health settings, how does the vaccine reach everyone who needs it first? Julie Vaishampayan, MD, MPH, FIDSA is the public health officer for Stanislaus County, California. Here she talks to Science Speaks about challenges in the vaccine rollout’s first phase. THE EMERGENCY […]

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COVID carnage spreads in U.S. with 4,180 people dead in one day

Over 368,000 total deaths include more than 1,200 healthcare personnel By Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA On Friday, Jan. 8, the CDC COVID Data Tracker website reported 4,180 deaths the day before. This is the first time the number of known COVID-19 deaths has exceeded 4,000 persons in 24 hours in the United States. […]

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How do I know which adolescent girls are at greatest risk for HIV?

Innovative approaches can help find vulnerable young women in need of HIV prevention services The following is a guest post by Michelle Li, MS, and Quinn […]

Tuberculosis

Cost of pandemic includes setbacks to South Africa tuberculosis testing, diagnoses

In the six weeks before South Africa responded its first diagnoses of COVID-19 with the start of physical distancing measures, more than 47,000 people on average […]

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CDC urges physicians, parents to be on lookout for AFM, a polio-like illness seen predominately in children

With 2018 data showing highest incidence acute flaccid myelitis since monitoring began, officials say awareness, recognition of rare life threatening condition will be crucial to early […]

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As environmental destruction accelerates the spread of emerging infections, we need to talk

By Karen Carvajal, M.D. Over the course of human history we have come a long way in our fight against the threat of infectious diseases and, […]