Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective

U.S. firm Moderna said that Phase 3 stage analysis suggested its coronavirus vaccine could prevent COVID-19. The news comes a week after Pfizer and German drug-maker BioNTech announced a vaccine of their own.

A Flu Shot Might Reduce Coronavirus Infections

Hospital workers who got vaccinated were significantly less likely to develop COVID than those who did not. These findings do not prove that flu vaccines prevent COVID-19, however.

COVID-19's massive impact on global emissions

An international team of researchers has found that in the first six months of this year, 8.8 percent less carbon dioxide was emitted than in the same period in 2019 - a total decrease of 1551 million tonnes.

Urban Air Pollution May Make COVID-19 More Deadly

Being exposed to urban air pollution, particularly nitrogen dioxide (NO2), may make COVID-19 more deadly for some people.

COVID-19 could become a seasonal virus

A new rsearch uggests that COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will likely follow suit and become seasonal in countries with temperate climates, but only when herd immunity is attained.

New study outlines ways to prevent future pandemics

COVID-19 has devastated our world, but another pandemic could make things worse. Scientists outline ways to prevent pandemics, including ending wildlife trade.

COVID-19 vaccine innovation

A U.S. scientific team has successfully redesigned a key protein from the coronavirus, and the modification could enable much faster and more stable production of vaccines worldwide.

COVID-19 disrupts recycling programs

The pandemic is impacting yet another part of the U.S.' world: recycling programs. Since people have become more cautious about person-to-person transfer of COVID-19, single-use items are increasing. 

COVID-19 vaccine safe, generates immune response

An investigational vaccine, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was generally well tolerated and prompted antibody activity.

The post-lockdown could determine Earth's future

Governments will spend about $9 trillion globally over the next few months to bail out their floundering economies. Exactly how that money is spent can make or break the planet’s future.

Our "Broken Relationship" With Nature Could Lead To More Pandemics

Wildlife exploitation and the planet’s unsustainable food systems are enhancing the risk of a new zoonotic disease emerging, caused by a pathogen that has leaped from a non-human animal to a human.

How COVID-19 could speed up smart-city visionі

Authorities all over the world are wondering whether the pre-COVID-19 traffic madness will return to their cities or if there's an alternative that can make them healthier, greener and a lot smarter than previously.

First human trial of COVID-19 vaccine finds it is safe

The first COVID-19 vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trial has been found to be safe, well-tolerated, and able to generate an immune response against SARS-CoV-2 in humans, according to new research.

Discarded face masks now threatening wildlife habitats

The masks are made of the plastic polypropylene, which is not easily biodegradable. The accumulation of discarded face masks litters the environment and poses serious risks to the equilibrium of habitats and the health of wildlife.

Iceland recommends hugging trees instead of people

The Icelandic Forestry Service released a statement where it is encouraging people to cuddle up to a tree. It is highly recommended that people get outdoors during the pandemic.