Navigating COVID language traps
Opinion by Dr. Peter M. Sandman.
Addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
This article seeks to summarize the currently available information to address the most common concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination.
How COVID-19 shaped mental health: from infection to pandemic effects
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has threatened global mental health, both indirectly via disruptive societal changes and directly via neuropsychiatric sequelae after SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Older adults and COVID-19 vaccines
What do we know so far about older adults and COVID-19 vaccines? How long does the effect of the vaccine last and how successful have countries been in vaccinating older adults? WHO’s Dr Katherine O’Brien explains in Science in 5
Pandemic Preparedness: Where Science and Policy Meet
Global collaborative response, early warning, One-Health approach, combination of interventions and good communication are key elements for a successful pandemic preparedness instrument
The molecular epidemiology of multiple zoonotic origins of SARS-CoV-2
As 2019 turned into 2020, a coronavirus spilled over from wild animals into people, sparking what has become one of the best documented pandemics to afflict humans.
Mosaic RBD nanoparticles protect against challenge by diverse sarbecoviruses in animal models
The COVID-19 pandemic has been ongoing for more than 2 years now, and new variants such as Omicron are less susceptible to the vaccines developed against earlier lineages of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Duration of immune protection of SARS-CoV-2 natural infection against reinfection in Qatar
We investigated duration of protection afforded by natural infection, the effect of viral immune evasion on duration of protection, and protection against severe reinfection, in Qatar, between February 28, 2020 and June 5, 2022.
Human seasonal influenza under COVID-19 and the potential consequences of influenza lineage elimination
Global influenza circulation has been heavily suppressed by public health measures and travel restrictions since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 false dichotomies and a comprehensive review of the evidence regarding public health, COVID-19 symptomatology, SARS-CoV-2 transmission, mask wearing, and reinfection
Walk the talk on immunisation
With a wealth of experience, Professor of Epidemiology and former Minister of Health, ESWI Board Member Roman Prymula gives a personal testimony of the COVID-19 pandemic and the different perspectives of politics vs science when it comes to health policy.
The role of scientists in advising policymakers in a pandemic – David Fisman