The COVID-19 Pandemic: What Is Happening in IndiaIvana Mišová, PhD.
India has been fighting a massive wave of COVID-19 infection. What is the situation like right now? Is a novel coronavirus variant to blame? And what does it mean for the rest of the world?
Antibody Therapy of COVID-19Ivana Mišová, PhD.
Vaccination against COVID-19 is the way to stop the spread of the pandemic; however, it is limited by the vaccine manufacturing capacities. In the meantime, there are millions of infected people right now that require our help. Are antibody-based therapies a good option?
SARS-CoV-2: Manmade Menace or Unfortunate Turn of Evolution?Ivana Mišová, PhD.
A natural but an unfortunate turn of evolution, God's or mother nature's wrath, a faulty laboratory leak, or outright bioweapon – the global pandemic of COVID-19 brings about all sorts of theories. Can science offer us some answers on the origin of this virus?
The Potential of Stem Cell Therapy for COVID-19Ivana Mišová, PhD.
Even with multiple COVID-19 vaccines in the equation, thousands of people in critical conditions require effective treatment. Could stem cell therapy be the answer?
Medical Innovations Boosted by the COVID-19 PandemicKatarina Rausova
Every cloud has a silver lining. COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of pain and suffering, but it also helped to speed medical innovations that are going to stay with us.
The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine: A Gamechanger?Ivana Mišová, PhD.
Recently, a new COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson has entered the market. What do we know about it, and how does it impact the vaccination plan?
The Threat of the South African Coronavirus VariantIvana Mišová, PhD.
The euphoria from the beginning of vaccination against COVID-19 is disturbed by discovering several distinct virus variants that could escape the protection of the current vaccines. Here we discuss perhaps the most worrying variant of the time, first identified in South Africa.
Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 VaccinesIvana Mišová, PhD.
Compared with the usual vaccine development process, we have witnessed an unprecedented effort resulting in multiple COVID-19 vaccines developed in under a year. It is only natural that people have many questions, but the sheer amount of information might be overwhelming. Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions on COVID-19 vaccines.