Tag covid19


6 Dec

Northeastern researcher finds new way to prevent the common cold (and maybe COVID-19)

Age-old mysteries of the common cold have long blocked scientists from developing a cure. Has a Northeastern researcher discovered a way past the congestion?

22 Nov

‘We are in a much better place.’ Why experts predict a milder winter for COVID-19

The winter forecast for COVID-19 looks to be the mildest yet, say experts from Northeastern University.

21 Nov

When you should test for COVID-19 before Thanksgiving

Whether you’ve signed up to bring the mashed potatoes or cranberry sauce to Thanksgiving dinner, rapid tests for COVID-19 should be among your holiday preparations, according to experts at Northeastern University.

4 Nov

Do we still need to hold onto COVID-19 vaccination cards?

Where is your COVID-19 vaccination card? Is it in your wallet or purse? Is it at home, buried in a pile of mail? Is it lost? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. 

8 Aug

Rapid rise in monkeypox spurs calls for better tests, more vaccine doses

With U.S. monkeypox cases going from zero to more than 6,000 in less than three months, Northeastern University professors concerned about the pace of transmission are calling for better tests and more vaccine doses to stop the viral outbreak in its tracks.

25 Jul

Biden’s positive COVID-19 test helps raise awareness of treatments

Northeastern experts say that thanks to these measures, Biden’s prognosis is likely very good, making his case a success story in the fight against COVID-19.

24 Jun

Should you get your young child vaccinated for COVID-19? Here’s what parents need to know

Two vaccines—one by Moderna and another by Pfizer/BioNTech—for that age group are now available for the youngsters. 

10 Jun

Can you get Covid-19 twice within 90 days? Here’s why it’s more likely now than ever

This post originally appeared on News @ Northeastern. It was published by Jessica Taylor Price.  When looking at the state of COVID-19 in the United States, Mansoor Amiji, distinguished professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern, invites you to think from the perspective of a virus. What does it want? What does it need […]

24 May

Experts weigh in: Is monkeypox the next COVID-19?

On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health experts are racing to understand the unexpected spread of monkeypox to Massachusetts.

3 May

Paxlovid’s slow, targeted rollout leaves vulnerable populations at risk

As COVID-19 cases start to rise in the U.S. again, the new measures could be critical in helping to get the life-saving drug in the hands of those who are at the highest risk of serious illness.

3 May

Are we out of the pandemic phase of COVID-19?

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said last week that the U.S. is transitioning “out of the pandemic phase” of the COVID-19 health crisis.

29 Apr

Study finds link between COVID-19 and Type 1 diabetes

People who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 may be at a higher risk of developing the autoimmune disease Type 1 diabetes, according to a study of more than 27 million people across the United States. 

6 Apr

How worried should you be about BA.2?

In several major cities in the U.S., scientists have detected elevated levels of BA.2 in wastewater surveillance and are monitoring COVID-19 cases there. 

5 Apr

Northeastern to end PCR COVID-19 testing program on May 6

The university announced on Tuesday that it will discontinue the testing program on all of its campuses, effective May 6.

24 Mar

As the BA.2 variant circulates, will you need a second COVID-19 booster?

As the BA.2 variant of the coronavirus gains traction around the world, you may be wondering whether you’ll need a second COVID-19 booster shot.

28 Feb

New CDC guidance drops indoor mask recommendation for Boston, much of the country

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday new criteria for the metrics that local jurisdictions use to ease pandemic mitigation measures. “It’s moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach to a much more tailored approach,” says Neil Maniar, professor of public health practice at Northeastern.