Education

  • Long COVID 101: What is it, and What Are the Health Risks?

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there have been reports of people experiencing ongoing symptoms after initial infection — anywhere from a few weeks to months. Additionally, these symptoms seem to be somewhat agnostic in how or why they show up. In other words, they aren’t only present in people that are critically ill or hospitalized; […]

  • Why the Omicron Variant Matters From a Public Health Perspective

    Just when coronavirus cases were starting to trend downward, a holiday gift arrived that no one asked for: a new SARS-CoV-2 variant called “Omicron”. This came on the heels of Thanksgiving travel — up 13% from 2020, with air travel recovering to about 91% of pre-pandemic levels.[1] The added issues around low COVID-19 booster rates and […]

  • COVID-19 Antibody Protection: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

    The immune system works to protect the body from outside invaders – such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and toxins.[1] We are all born with an innate immune system and over the course of our lifetime we develop an adaptive immune system after being exposed to various outside invaders. When the body becomes infected with […]

  • Fact Check: A Look at the Most Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths, Debunked

    Vaccines have been saving lives since the development of the smallpox vaccine (over 200 years ago). But no matter how irrefutable the science and data are, vaccine hesitancy continues to be a significant problem. This is because “herd immunity” only works when a large percentage of a population proactively gets vaccinated to ward off disease. […]

  • How Real World Data and Real World Evidence Can Improve Health Outcomes

    Achieving quality health outcomes is the fundamental purpose and priority of patient care. As the healthcare industry becomes increasingly focused on these outcomes, stakeholders are looking for more ways to bring added value to all parties within the system – patients, payers, providers, and suppliers.[1] Bringing new therapies, which offer the promise of better health, […]

  • Yes, the COVID-19 Vaccines Were Made Quickly – Here’s Why

    How and why were vaccines made in the first place? The story of vaccines traces back to the late 18th century. Smallpox had already plagued human populations for thousands of years — killing approximately 30% of people (an estimated 300 million people around the world) who contracted the disease, and leaving survivors with permanent scarring […]