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Perspectives and Positions

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Position Statements

Battling Pandemic Viruses Like Avian Influenza

Authors: Maggie L. Bartlett, PhD, and Sten Vermund, MD, PhD...

‚ÄėTriple-demic‚Äô of respiratory illnesses launches vaccination season. Have you gotten yours?

The letter below, written by GVN's president, Dr. Sten Vermund,...

Universal Access to New Vaccines in 2023: A Necessity for Public Health

A Joint Statement by the World Health Network and Global...

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-CoV-2 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-19, especially...

Further Thoughts on Viral Persistence

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

Perspectives

Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Flu Vaccines: What Does the Future Hold?

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

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...