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Understanding the path to a COVID-19 vaccine

Companies and researchers racing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine will encounter numerous challenges as they try to understand how the immune system reacts to the virus that causes the disease. A June 10, 2020 Harvard Magazine article examined…

COVID-19 vaccines unlikely to be cure-all

While vaccines for COVID-19 are urgently needed, the public would do well to realize that vaccines will not simply prevent all infections. It’s more likely that any vaccines developed will reduce the risk for contracting the disease and…

Waning immunity allowed Massachusetts mumps outbreaks

In 2016 and 2017, the number of mumps cases in Massachusetts was 250 and 170, respectively, a large increase from the average of 10 cases annually in the state. Most patients in these outbreaks had been vaccinated, and…

Climate in the clinic

Physicians, health leaders discuss how to address the health impacts of climate change February 19, 2020 – Climate change—and how it affects health—should be front and center for doctors, health care workers, and hospitals. That was the key…