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Jo Wood - the ex-wife of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood - has made the decision to not have the COVID-19 vaccination because she has been told by her doctor that she is "full of antibodies as a result of having had the virus".

As the pandemic seems to be easing somewhat in the U.S., let us not forget that it is still not gone. Deaths are not as high as last winter af…

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Older pets’ immune systems are not as healthy as those of younger animals. As a result, they can’t fight off diseases or heal as fast as younger pets.

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In 1918, India’s colonial administrators noted that the poor and malnourished were much more likely to succumb to flu than the more affluent. Overall, people across the world are better nourished today. While malnutrition remains a global crisis, the World Health Organization reports that daily food consumption rose by 25% between 1965 and 2015. To the extent that better nutrition strengthens the immune system, we are in a better position to fight off infection than our ancestors were in 1918.

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In 2005, researchers announced that they had successfully determined the gene sequence of the 1918 influenza virus. The virus was recovered from the body of a flu victim buried in the permafrost of Alaska, as well as from samples of American soldiers who fell ill at the time.

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In 2005, researchers announced that they had successfully determined the gene sequence of the 1918 influenza virus. The virus was recovered from the body of a flu victim buried in the permafrost of Alaska, as well as from samples of American soldiers who fell ill at the time.

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With novel coronavirus in the news, there are many questions on many minds. This compilation of frequently asked questions attempts to provide some answers to the most common queries:

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