A county executive in Washington state addresses the media after a death from COVID-19, which results from the coronavirus. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images

Why public health officials sound more worried about the coronavirus than the seasonal flu

Tom Duszynski, IUPUI

An epidemiologist explains the differences and similarities between COVID-19 and the seasonal flu.

Films that dissolve rapidly when placed under the tongue or high in the cheek will make vaccines cheaper and more reliable. Stephen C. Schafer

Vaccines without needles – new shelf-stable film could revolutionize how medicines are distributed worldwide

Maria Croyle, University of Texas at Austin

Inspired by amber and hard candy, researchers figured out a new, needle-free, shelf-stable way to preserve vaccines, making them easier to ship and administer around the world.

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