Scientists Identify Specific Gene Variant That Protects Against Severe COVID-19

Researchers have discovered a protective gene variant that appears to protect people from severe cases of COVID-19, and the finding could lead to new advances in fighting the coronavirus. Since much earlier in the pandemic, scientists have been diligently investigating how patient genetics influence the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection, revealing the hereditary factors that appear … Read more

Over 60% of Adverse Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines May Just Be The Nocebo Effect

The human mind, it seems, is a very powerful thing. According to a new study involving over 45,000 patients, most of the adverse reactions people experienced after COVID-19 vaccination could be due to the nocebo effect. The nocebo effect is a bit like the ‘bad twin’ of the placebo effect, which occurs when a patient … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccines Saved Over 240,000 American Lives in Just 6 Months, Study Finds

COVID-19 vaccines saved nearly 241,000 lives in the United States and prevented more than 1 million virus-related hospital admissions in the first six months of the country’s vaccination program, according to a new research model. Research letter, published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA network open, found that coronavirus vaccines also prevented more than … Read more