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cluster of bottles containing covid-19 vaccine sit on a white counter

Sep 13, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Are mRNA Vaccines Going to Replace Other Vaccines?

There are many reasons mRNA vaccines are unlikely to replace other technologies any time soon. 

hand in a latex gloves holds a vial of covid-19 vaccine

Sep 2, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Are COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Ethical?

What about vaccine mandates? And when can we vaccinate kids? 

a shelf covered with vials of COVID-19 vaccine

Aug 27, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: What Is a Vaccine Booster? And Why Might I Need One?

Yes, vaccines work. And, yes, you might also need a booster shot. 

Creative rendition of SARS-COV-2 virus particles.

Jan 21, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Vaccination Rates and New Mutations of the Virus

Let's talk about mutations to the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (tan) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (orange).

Jan 10, 2021

When It Comes to COVID-19 Vaccines, We Know a Lot

Experts at NC State answer common questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines, their safety and effectiveness, and the challenges of global distribution. 

vial of vaccine

Jan 7, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Do I Need One Dose or Two?

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines has been slower than many people were hoping for. And that has led to various suggestions on ways that governments should modify the plan for getting people vaccinated. The variety of suggestions being put forward can be pretty confusing. Some are calling for everyone to get just one dose… 

hand in latex glove holding a vial of COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 18, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: the Logistics of Getting Vaccines to Everyone Who Needs Them

How do we get vaccines to all the places they need to go? 

sign reading "together we can help stop the spread of covid-19"

Dec 17, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Herd Immunity and Prioritizing Access to Vaccines

We also talk about why some people are unable to receive a vaccine. 

two workers in a biomanufacturing facility

Dec 16, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: How Long Does It Take to Make Vaccines?

Manufacturing vaccines is more complicated than many people think. 

drawing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Dec 16, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Returning to Normal and Planning for the Future

How do we prevent this from happening again? 

man receiving vaccination

Dec 16, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Safety, Skepticism and How Long Protection Will Last

We also explain the difference between preventing infection and preventing sickness. 

bottles of vaccine

Dec 16, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Vaccines 101, mRNA and Adenoviruses

Here's how vaccines work and what mRNA and adenovirus vaccines are. 

BTEC-bioreactor

Oct 21, 2020

How to Make and Distribute a Vaccine

BTEC's Jennifer Pancorbo talks to The Abstract about vaccine production and distribution. 

seedlings

May 28, 2020

No Seeds, No Problem: Growing Vegetables From Scraps

Tips for starting a garden using the vegetables you bought for dinner. 

face of frankenstein's monster

May 21, 2020

How Long Can Viruses Survive in a Dead Body?

Ancient diseases, dead bodies, and why some viruses are tougher than others.