Day: August 24, 2022

Misinformation is a common thread between the COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS pandemics—with deadly consequences

Misinformation altered how people trusted their governments and doctors during the 1918 influenza pandemic. It fueled the 19th century smallpox antivaccine movements through some of the same arguments as those currently used against the COVID-19 vaccine. What sets the COVID-19 pandemic apart, however, is the sheer magnitude of […]

Modified nucleotides used in COVID-19 vaccines work as designed – The Source – Washington University in St. Louis

The remarkable effectiveness of mRNA vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 has generated much interest in synthetic mRNA therapeutics for treating and preventing disease. But some basic science questions have remained about whether the modified nucleotides used in the vaccines faithfully produce the protein products that they are […]