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J&J’s next COVID-19 vaccine challenge? Hurdling the ‘66%’ perception to win over a vaccine-hesitant public

With an FDA green light for emergency use, Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot now faces a communications hurdle. How will the company handle the comparisons with its vaccine rivals? Already, there’s wide and spreading chatter on social media and real-world word-of-mouth discussions about the J&J shot’s 66% overall effectiveness rate. The company’s response has been communication—and lots of… Read More »

Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Fans Are Freaking Out Over the Surprising Cast Announcement

Dancing With the Stars Twitter has feelings about the recent season 29 pro-dancer lineup. DWTS fans are delighted to see Sharna Burgess and Keo Motsepe return to the ABC show’s cast. Britt Stewart and Daniella Karagach are joining the show as new pros in the fall 2020 season. Britt is the show’s first-ever Black female… Read More »