Interim Results of a Phase 1–2a Trial of Ad26.COV2.S Covid-19 Vaccine

January 13th, 2021|

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic that is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has affected millions of people globally. To contribute to the containment of this pandemic — and to stop the pressure on health care systems and the negative… ...

Convalescent Plasma Antibody Levels and the Risk of Death from Covid-19

January 13th, 2021|

Passive antibody transfer has been used to treat infections of the respiratory system for more than a century. During the 1918 influenza pandemic, this therapeutic approach involved the widespread use of convalescent plasma or serum. The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has revived… ...

UN agencies and partners establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile

January 12th, 2021|

In a major milestone in the fight against deadly diseases, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners announced on Tuesday, the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile, to help control future epidemics by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk, during outbreaks.  ...

Doctor as Street-Level Bureaucrat

January 9th, 2021|

One slow afternoon in urgent care, the triage nurse came and found me in the doctors’ room to tell me a patient had arrived. He handed me a vitals sheet, wrote the patient’s initials on the white board with "pneumonia" as the working diagnosis, and then described the situation. The nurse...