September 17, 2020

An ‘Uncoordinated’ Immune Response May Explain Why COVID-19 Strikes Some Hard, Particularly the Elderly

(Science) – Even a world-class orchestra will produce a cacophony if its strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion sections don’t play in harmony. Similarly, the sophisticated human immune system can fail to beat back a pathogen if its many players don’t … Read More

August 20, 2020

An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes

(New York Times) – Although nursing home residents make up just 1.2 percent of the United States population, they account for about 40 percent of Covid-19 deaths. But this time, the nursing home was not defenseless. Heartland was the first … Read More