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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

Lassa fever vaccine development: Where are we?

Joseph Anejo-Okopi, PhD1,2. 1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Federal...

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Newly Resurgent

December 5, 2022 Introduction  We seem to be in a...

Global Outbreaks of Monkeypox

May 25, 2022¬† INTRODUCTION  WHO and other health organizations are...