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andrew pekosz

Seasonal flu
Fast-spreading mutation helps common flu subtype escape human immune response
Published July 15, 2020
Unlike the novel coronavirus, which has been shown to mutate slowly, strains of influenza virus have acquired a mutation that blocks antibodies from binding to a key viral protein, making vaccine development more complex
Q+A
COVID-19: Immunity and seasonality
Published March 30, 2020
Immunologist Andrew Pekosz discusses urgent questions about the novel coronavirus, including whether anyone is immune to the virus and whether it will ebb in warmer months
Q+A
How Zika virus evolves
Published Feb 4, 2016
Andrew Pekosz on sexual transmission of ths virus and the difficulty of developing effective treatments
Q+A
Ebola's basic biology
Published Nov 4, 2014
School of Public Health professor on how virus infections evolve