Until two years ago, mRNA vaccines had never been approved. Now, vast research offers hope in treating more than COVID-19

Until two years ago, mRNA vaccines had never been approved. Now, vast research offers hope in treating more than COVID-19

Illustration by Romain Lasser When Momar Ndao looks at the ingeniousness of the mRNA technology behind the COVID-19 vaccines, he sees hope in the fight against a category of diseases that blinded his mother and killed his uncle. As a parasitologist and professor in the division of Experimental Medicine at McGill University, Dr. Ndao studies … Read more

Nassau, Suffolk have high levels of COVID-19 spread, CDC says

Nassau, Suffolk have high levels of COVID-19 spread, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday elevated both Nassau and Suffolk counties’ “community level” risk of COVID-19 transmission to high, with public health officials now urging Long Islanders to wear a mask indoors in all public locations. The change, which puts Long Island in the most high-risk designation, comes amid a steady increase … Read more

As COVID-19 surges again, Oregon officials say it’s now a ‘a mild virus,’ in most cases

As COVID-19 surges again, Oregon officials say it’s now a ‘a mild virus,’ in most cases

The COVID-19 subvariant, omicron BA.2, is on the hunt according to Dr. Jennifer Vines, the Multnomah County health officer. “It’s finding people whose immunity has worn off from the original omicron wave, it’s finding people who have yet to be infected or encounter the COVID virus,” Vines said. “And it’s making them sick – not … Read more