Tag Archives: Immunity

The second dose of Covid vaccine is needed for complete immunity, infectious disease specialist Dr. Paul Offit says

The second dose of Covid-19 vaccine is crucial in creating longer and complete immunity as well as preventing variants of the virus, according to Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “We need to know that this is a two-dose vaccine, period,” Offit told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard… Read More »

People are getting reinfected with COVID-19. What that means for ‘herd immunity’ and vaccines

Article content continued “It very well might be very rare. But it very well might not be as rare as we think. We just need a better surveillance system for it.” From a public health perspective, “People who have had COVID-19 should behave and be treated as if they had not had the virus,” Pandori… Read More »

How Long Are You Immune After Recovering From COVID-19? CDC Clarifies That Coronavirus Immunity is Still a Mystery

The novel coronavirus is a mysterious virus. Because it is new, there is very little information about the virus, which causes COVID-19 infection among the people. Millions have been infected so far, and the pandemic has halted regular life. Amid all this, scientists are continuously trying to find as many answers as possible about the… Read More »

A coronavirus vaccine may arrive next year. ‘Herd immunity’ will take longer.

Anthony Fauci, the foremost infectious diseases expert in the U.S., has said a coronavirus vaccine could be available within 12 to 18 months. His timeline isn’t just ambitious; it’s unprecedented speed for a vaccine, which typically take many years of testing to make it to market. The challenges are many. Any vaccine available at such… Read More »