Category: Infectious Disease

The Coronavirus Vaccine Ushers in Hope for 2021

Vaccines: biological agents eliciting an immune response to a specific antigen derived from an infectious disease-causing pathogen. The concept of a "vaccine" emerged in 1796, when Edward Jenner developed the first by subcutaneously inoculating smallpox virus into non-immune individuals. Vaccines...

/ January 19, 2021

COVID-19: The Fall Edition

Normally, the months of September and October are dotted with important dates—end of summer barbeques, the first day of school, joyful plans for Halloween and excitement for the upcoming Holiday Season. This year is different though; barbeques are smaller and...

COVID-19 Pathogenesis Steps Out of the Shadows

"Analysis of pulmonary vessels showed that widespread thrombosis with microangiopathy ─ a severe condition wherein small blood clots are formed within the tiniest of blood vessels ─ was 9x more prevalent in COVID-19 patients" Do you even remember “life before...

/ July 20, 2020

The Global Challenge

There is a section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website that gives the history of the agency and celebrates milestones related to controlling, containing and eliminating many health threats. To get an idea of how stressful...

/ April 13, 2020