A pandemic-weary world faces weeks of confusing uncertainty as countries restrict travel and take other steps to halt the newest potentially risky coronavirus mutant before anyone knows just how dangerous omicron really is.
Dr. William A. Petri, an immunologist at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, answers this week’s questions from readers on COVID-19. Dr. Petri will keep dishing on COVID-19 and answering your questions each week in The Daily Progress for as long as you have questions. Send them to Editor Lynne Anderson at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will forward them to Dr. Petri.
Booster doses of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot coronavirus vaccine generated a big spike in antibodies, the frontline immune system defenses against infection, the company reported Wednesday.
But Pfizer wants approval for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying another shot within 12 months could dramatically boost immunity, and maybe help ward off the latest Delta coronavirus mutant.
New research adds to evidence that COVID-19 vaccines still offer strong protection against the delta variant, which is spreading rapidly around the world and accounts for most cases in the U.S.
Shooting on Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's World War II mini-series has been put on hold after one of the main stars tested positive for COVID-19.
The world’s leading COVID-19 vaccines may offer lasting protection that diminishes the need for frequent booster shots, new studies show. Here's the latest virus news.
An upcoming blood drive in Nelson County also is offering free COVID-19 antibody tests to donating individuals.
As hundreds of thousands of Virginians get their shots of the COVID-19 vaccine, disease surveillance experts are turning their worries to those who remain unvaccinated - potential hosts for mutations of the virus.
Florida pediatricians reported that for the first known time an infant has been born with COVID-19 antibodies to a vaccinated mother.
Researchers who tested nearly 4,700 Virginians from June to mid-August for traces of a prior coronavirus infection found that only about 2.4% had previously been sick.
You might be among the more than 26.6 million people in the United States who have had Covid-19 -- and when it comes to coronavirus vaccines, emerging variants or the risk of re-infection, you might have a lot of questions.
Local researchers are studying the antibody therapy to help prevent or temper the virus in caregivers of COVID patients.
So you finally got your coronavirus vaccine. It took weeks of waiting, maybe a few calls before hitting the jackpot with a drive-through vaccination clinic. Or maybe you're a health care worker who got the shot at work.
Anyone who wants a standard Covid-19 test can get one from the county or the state. It's easy, free and results come relatively fast.
Experts are urging people to overhaul their lifestyle and focus on improving their mental wellbeing before getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
CLAIM: The head of research at Pfizer says the COVID-19 vaccine causes female sterilization because it contains a spike protein known as syncytin-1.
Immunity to COVID-19 infection lingers for at least five months, researchers reported — and probably longer than that.
The exact cause of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, known as MIS-C, and whether the increased antibodies are a cause or an effect of the condition is not known.
There are three broad categories of coronavirus tests in the U.S. Two diagnose whether you have an active infection, and a third indicates if …