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A Booster Shot for Anti-Virus Research

U.S. News & World Report, Dec. 2, 2020 (Contributor)

December 2, 2020

A Booster Shot for Anti-Virus Research

For all the advances in modern medicine, there are relatively few options for treating viruses, and the treatments that do exist are often specific to the virus, and fail when the virus mutates. “Viruses change their clothes often,” evading the immune system every cold and flu season, and outsmarting treatments that target them, explains Shruti Gohil, associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at UCI Health in Irvine, California.