Tag: immune systems

  • Fauci: Boosters for Everyone Will Keep America Healthy

    Fauci: Boosters for Everyone Will Keep America Healthy

    A week after FDA and CDC advisory committees clashed on the nuances of when and whether to recommend COVID-19 booster shots, Anthony Fauci told my colleague Ed Yong that he still believes third doses of the mRNA vaccines are crucial, suggesting once again that they will eventually be part of a standard regimen. As those…

  • Waning Immunity Is Not a Crisis, Right Now

    Waning Immunity Is Not a Crisis, Right Now

    Vaccines don’t last forever. This is by design: Like many of the microbes they mimic, the contents of the shots stick around only as long as it takes the body to eliminate them, a tenure on the order of days, perhaps a few weeks. What does have staying power, though, is the immunological impression that…

  • ‘Post-Vax COVID’ Is a New Disease

    ‘Post-Vax COVID’ Is a New Disease

    Boghuma Kabisen Titanji was just 8 years old when the hyper-contagious virus swept through her classroom. Days later, she started to feel feverish, and developed a sparse, rosy rash. Three years after being fully dosed with the measles vaccine, one of the most durably effective immunizations in our roster, Titanji fell ill with the very…