Kinetics and magnitude of viral RNA shedding as indicators for Influenza A virus transmissibility in ferrets

Comparison of viral RNA shedding following inoculation of ferrets with IAVs displaying diverse transmissibility profiles The 2009 A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza pandemic highlighted the potential of swine-origin influenza viruses to cause human disease and global spread. Since then, there has been an increased focus on IAV surveillance and mammalian transmissibility assessments using the ferret model. Swine-origin influenza […]

How a Covid disinformation meme ‘Thanks Pfizer’ went viral

top line False claims that Covid-19 vaccines cause spasms have gone viral on social media, with many users, including language education company Duolingo, making an even more viral prank from the misinformation. Medical staff prepare a vial of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19. (Photo by Jens … [+] Schlueter/Getty Images) fake images key facts Anti-vaxxers […]