Oxford challenge trial assessing coronavirus reinfection, immune responses

The University of Oxford announced Monday it launched a challenge trial intentionally re-infecting participants with the novel coronavirus to better understand how the immune system mounts a response the second…

The sneaky way the coronavirus mutates to escape the immune system

The novel coronavirus has developed a number of worrisome mutations, resulting in multiple new variants popping up around the world. Now, a new study sheds light on how the virus mutates…

Merck ends COVID-19 vaccine program, cites inferior immune responses

Physician Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil provides insight into the coronavirus vaccine distribution. Drugmaker Merck & Co on Monday said it will end development of its two COVID-19 vaccines, and will focus…

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine induces immune response after 1 dose: study

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday published early data for its coronavirus vaccine, showing a lasting immune response and  tolerability among trial volunteers. According to the findings, published in the…