This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation “original antigenic sin” or OAS is when some people may be better at fighting off a flu strain if they’ve encountered a similar strain during childhood. Can exposure to other coronaviruses in early childhood protect from COVID infection?

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The #COVID pandemic has had a toll on everyone, including researchers. Overcoming the stigma of mental health is a big step towards a supportive scientific community. Read about this PhD student’s story from Virginia to see how we can overcome this together:

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As winter approaches, booster #COVID vaccines are being distributed across Canada to eligible groups. With rising COVID infection numbers and a flu season in the wake, getting the third shot can decrease pressure on hospitals and prevent lockdowns:

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