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Even After Vaccine, Immunocompromised Need to Stay Cautious

UNC Health Talk June 24, 2021 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare experts have warned people who are immunocompromised to be extra cautious to avoid getting the virus, given their risk for severe complications. That’s because people who are immunocompromised have weakened immune systems that leave them more vulnerable to infection and illness, including COVID-19. Given […]

New Universal Vaccine Effectively Targets Coronaviruses

Researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have developed a universal vaccine that could protect against COVID-19, its variants — and the next coronavirus pandemic. University Communications, Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 Scientists at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have developed a vaccine that could be effective against COVID-19, its variants […]

Study Shows a Single Vaccine Dose May Offer Protection to

One dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine boosted antibodies among those who previously had COVID-19. University Communications, Monday, March 8th, 2021 New research from the University suggests that people who have had COVID-19 may need only one shot of vaccine. The study led by the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School […]

Vaccine Side Effects: 4 Things to Know

UNC Health Talk March 4, 2021 With millions of people across the United States vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and many more to follow, questions about side effects are becoming part of daily conversations among families, friends and co-workers. Some people have reported no side effects, while others have reported temporary side effects such as […]

Can you rinse away COVID-19?

The Adams School of Dentistry is investigating if mouthwash can lessen the chance of spreading the coronavirus to others. University Communications, Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 Researchers at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry have launched a clinical trial to test whether mouthwash can reduce a person’s risk of spreading coronavirus. Laboratory experiments have shown mouthwash can quickly kill coronaviruses, but there’s […]

The Truth About the COVID-19 Vaccines

UNC Health Talk , January 25, 2021 The availability of two coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines is a big step forward in helping to beat the virus and return to a more normal life. People all over the world are eagerly waiting for their turn to receive the vaccinations. Still, not everyone is convinced, and misinformation about […]

READDI, not reactive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ZlAGY6h2EX0&feature=emb_title Megan May, Endeavors, Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 The Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Discovery Initiative (READDI) — founded by researchers at Carolina and the Structural Genomics Consortium — is not only finding solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also drugs and therapeutics for future viral outbreaks. When the World Health Organization declared SARS-CoV-2 a global pandemic […]

What We Know (and Don’t) About the COVID-19 Vaccines

UNC HIV Cure Center Medical Director Cindy Gay, who leads the Moderna clinical trial at Carolina, shares what scientists do and don’t know about COVID-19 vaccines. UNC Health Talk, Thursday, December 10th, 2020 Headlines and social media feeds have been abuzz in recent weeks with the news regarding the promising results of the Pfizer and Moderna […]

UNC Researchers Collaborate  to Deliver Solutions and Bring Hope

{ "channelId" : 18308, "language": "en-US", "commId" : 438009, "displayMode" : "standalone", "height" : "auto" } Meet the Panelists Lori Carter-Edwards  '95 (PhD), Associate Professor of Public Health Leadership, Adjunct Faculty in Epidemiology and Health Behavior, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health  Right now, we have to immediately respond to a community’s needs. As researchers […]

The Science Behind COVID-19 Safety Measures

Nine months in, a UNC Health professor shares what scientists know about how the coronavirus is transmitted and how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Emily Sickbert-Bennett, UNC Health, Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 The world is nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and research about the virus has progressed at an unprecedented pace. While what […]