The Basics of Respiratory Infections: Differences Among the Cold, Flu, COVID-19, and More

March 21, 2022

What is a Respiratory Infection? Respiratory infections affect the respiratory system, including the nose, sinuses, throat, airways, and lungs. They can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungi, but tend to present similar symptoms, such as a cough, congestion or runny nose, and fatigue. Because the symptoms are so similar among different types of infection, … Read more

Can You Catch COVID-19 Twice

Can You Catch COVID-19 Twice?

August 30, 2021

I Already Had the Coronavirus; Can I Get COVID-19 Again? Due to the high prevalence of the Delta Variant of COVID-19 and the many unanswered questions surrounding the novel coronavirus, many are worried about becoming infected. For those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, been sick with the virus already, or both, the worry might … Read more

The COVID-19 Delta Variant - What It Means for Vaccinated People

The COVID-19 Delta Variant: What It Means for Vaccinated People

July 29, 2021

I Got the COVID Vaccine: Should I Worry About the Delta Variant of Coronavirus? COVID-19 is still dominating headlines, but instead of focusing on the vaccination efforts around the globe, a relatively new variant of COVID-19, B.1.617.2, known as the Delta variant, is commanding media attention. Because of its highly contagious nature, some states, like … Read more

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Mutations, Variants, and Vaccines

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Mutations, Variants, and Vaccines

January 11, 2021

COVID-19 is still dominating media headlines, and for good reason. Several vaccines have been granted Emergency Use Authorization, but new case and death rates have reached record highs in the U.S. recently. One update is drawing immense attention, concern, and confusion — new variants of COVID-19 have recently emerged. Strain, variant, or mutation? SARS-CoV-2 (the … Read more

Why Do We Need Several COVID-19 Vaccines

Why Do We Need Several COVID-19 Vaccines?

December 10, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve likely heard news outlets and government officials refer to ‘the vaccine,’ or imply that scientists are all working on the same vaccine. In truth, many companies are developing many different COVID-19 vaccines. The goal is to identify the safest, most effective way to stop COVID-19. This may actually require several … Read more