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

Researchers have discovered a variant of the protective gene that seems to protect people from severe cases of COVID-19, and the discovery could lead to new discoveries in the fight against coronavirus. Since much earlier in the pandemic, scientists have been eagerly investigating how patients’ genetics affect the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection, exposing hereditary factors … Read more

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

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