Pandemic Booster Shots May Not Be Required – Even Ten Years from Now

I saw a health headline today telling us that vaccinated people may need COVID Booster within a year. The gist of the article stated that the FDA does not know if a booster shot will be required within a year … Continue reading

Is Progress Really Being Made on Fighting COVID-19

I found an article this week that gives me a bit of hope. I would be surprised if a vaccine were released to the public this year. The effectiveness and efficacy of a vaccine are determined in clinical tests. The … Continue reading

What Else is There Beside Vaccines for COVID-19?

Most medicines, vaccines included, take years to develop and test. Not all drugs qualify for human use. Antiviral drugs are being tested to treat COVID-19. Antiviral drugs must be timely because viruses grow quickly in the body, and they mutate … Continue reading

Coronavirus Out of Control?

Approaching midnight on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, the Chinese coronavirus has infected over 45,000 people worldwide and has accounted for over 1,100 deaths. How does this COVID-19 virus (new name designated by the World Health Organization) stack up against other … Continue reading

Should You Worry About China’s New Flu-Like Virus?

2019 mCoV is China’s newest flu-like virus. It is a coronavirus with symptoms (runny nose, cough, sore throat, and fever) related to the common cold, influenza, or pneumonia. Coronaviruses are viruses that infect people and animals. Forty-eight cases have been … Continue reading