If anyone was hoping that herd immunity will save us from COVID-19, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences will dash those dreams. Two researchers at the University of Georgia’s Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases sought to determine how herd immunity might reasonably be achieved. TheyContinue Reading

New research from Houston indicates that the novel coronavirus has mutated, and the strain of the virus now primarily infecting people in the city’s metropolitan area is thought to be more easily transmitted and more infectious. Researchers from Houston Methodist Hospital examined thousands of virus samples from the early waveContinue Reading

Belief in conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic is not only persistent but also is associated with reluctance to accept a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available and to engage in behaviors such as mask-wearing that can prevent its spread, according to researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. TheContinue Reading

While COVID-19 is known as a respiratory infection, there’s emerging evidence linking it to heart damage, too. Cardiologists are seeing patients with signs of inflammation and scar formation in their hearts even after recovery from COVID-19, experts say. After recovering from COVID-19, athletes and others who do strenuous exercise shouldContinue Reading