Lessons learned from 2 years of influenza vaccinations in the UK and USA during the COVID-19 pandemic as respiratory viruses return
Due to non-pharmaceutical intervention measures the global influenza burden decreased substantially; but with lifting of restrictions a rebound in other respiratory virus pathogens is both plausible and likely.
Infectious diseases and cognition: do we have to worry?
Age-related physiological changes, particularly immune system decline, may contribute to greater vulnerability to infectious diseases in older individuals.
Older adults and COVID-19 vaccines
What do we know so far about older adults and COVID-19 vaccines? How long does the effect of the vaccine last and how successful have countries been in vaccinating older adults? WHO’s Dr Katherine O’Brien explains in Science in 5
ESWI Young Scientists Network
ESWI launches the call for application for the Claude Hannoun prize for Best Body of Work and the Young Scientist Innovative Award.
Respiratory tract infections in children - our paediatrician's insight and bold vision for the future
Her passion, love and interest to care for children is evident in this personal account by Paula Tähtinen, Clinical Lecturer, Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine / Adjunct Professor, University of Turku, Finland and ESWI Board Member.
Pandemic Preparedness: Where Science and Policy Meet
Global collaborative response, early warning, One-Health approach, combination of interventions and good communication are key elements for a successful pandemic preparedness instrument
“Flu, COVID and RSV: How to vaccinate?” symposium at Options XI
The molecular epidemiology of multiple zoonotic origins of SARS-CoV-2
As 2019 turned into 2020, a coronavirus spilled over from wild animals into people, sparking what has become one of the best documented pandemics to afflict humans.
Mosaic RBD nanoparticles protect against challenge by diverse sarbecoviruses in animal models
The COVID-19 pandemic has been ongoing for more than 2 years now, and new variants such as Omicron are less susceptible to the vaccines developed against earlier lineages of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Orally efficacious lead of the AVG inhibitor series targeting a dynamic interface in the respiratory syncytial virus polymerase
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of lower respiratory infections in infants and the immunocompromised, yet no efficient therapeutic exists. We have identified the AVG class of allosteric inhibitors of RSV RNA synthesis.
Vaccine Efficacy in Adults in a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Challenge Study
Although human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an important cause of illness and death in older adults, no RSV vaccine has been licensed.
Duration of immune protection of SARS-CoV-2 natural infection against reinfection in Qatar
We investigated duration of protection afforded by natural infection, the effect of viral immune evasion on duration of protection, and protection against severe reinfection, in Qatar, between February 28, 2020 and June 5, 2022.