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Perspectives and Positions

The Global Virus Network represents the interests of a worldwide network of virologists seeking to end viral threats through collaborative science. As part of our mission, we publish science-driven information, including perspectives and position statements.

Position Statements

Responding to Long COVID Responsibly

To effectively address the unique challenges presented by Long COVID,...

Improving Ventilation and Filtration for Public Health

The Global Virus Network recommends public health agencies update and...

Mpox (Monkeypox): We Must Not Let Our Guard Down

The Global Virus Network (GVN) recommends people and public health...

Perspectives

COVID / SARS-CoV-2

Long Covid and the Vascular Endothelium

Infection with SARS-CoV2 infection often involves the vascular endothelium, resulting...

Why Are Omicron Variants Less Lethal?

Omicron-derived SARS-CoV2 variants (exemplified most recently by XBB1.5(1)) are highly...

Vaccine and Post-Infection Immunity

Immunity against SARS-CoV2 is acquired in two ways, infection and...

Covid Alteration of the Gut Microbiome: A Factor in Long Covid?

October 6, 2022 In a previous Perspective we considered the...

Is Infection of Astrocytes a Causative Factor in COVID Brain Fog? 

September 12, 2022¬† INTRODUCTION  One of the prominent symptoms of Covid, especially...

Further Thoughts on Viral Persistence

August 2, 2022¬† INTRODUCTION  Our previous Perspectives focused on the...

Perspectives

Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

Why Worry About Avian Flu?

The Covid pandemic is the latest concern regarding potential zoonotic...
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Ebola in Uganda

A moderate sized Ebola outbreak (142 confirmed cases) in Uganda...
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Flu Vaccines: What Does the Future Hold?

Omicron spinoffs, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and influenza (flu) viruses...