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Finally, a potentially powerful treatment for COVID-19
At the present time, there are no blockbuster drugs that dramatically improve the outcome of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. While remdesivir and steroids do improve time to recovery and mortality…
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Countys with high vaccination rates are fairing much better than those with low vaccination rates
The US is dividing into two worlds when it comes to COVID-19. Dane County has a vaccination rate of 80% for those 18 and over. Because of this SARS-CoV-2 cannot find enough hosts to replicate and can…
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Yet another warning. Please get vaccinated
The delta variant is continuing to be a problem in places with high levels of unvaccinated individuals. All evidence so far shows that vaccinated individuals are protected against this variant. I jus…
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COVID-19 - What happens after herd immunity?
Health experts have been encouraging everyone who can get the COVID-19 vaccine to get it. They want to reach a threshold called herd immunity. What does that mean? Herd immunity occurs when a large e…
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The delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 continues to spread. Only vaccination will protect you
More research on the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 reports that this viral mutant is the most dangerous one to date. It spreads more easily and may cause more serious infections. It accounts for more t…
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Chapter 2 - - Fundamental concepts that are important for understanding microbiology
Chapter 1 - The Relevance and History of Microbiology
Chapter 3 - Cell Structure and Organization
Chapter 13 - Basic Virology and Prokaryotic Viruses
Chapter 4 - The central dogma
Chapter 5 - Microbial Nutrition
Chapter 6 - Microbial Growth
Chapter 7 - Control of Microbes
Chapter 8 - Metabolism
Chapter 9 - Photosynthesis
Chapter 10 - Anabolism
Chapter 11 - Regulation of Metabolism
Chapter 12 - Genomics and Genetics
Chapter 14 - Host-Microbe Interactions
Chapter 15 - Immunity - Introduction and Innate Immunity
Chapter 16 - Immunity - Adaptive Immunity and Errors of the Immune System
Chapter 17 - Treatment and Prevention of Disease
Chapter 18 - Introduction to Pathogens and Airborne and Contact Transmission
Chapter 19 - Fecal to Oral Transmission
Chapter 20 - Sexually Transmitted Disease and Those Transmitted by Blood and Body Fluids
Chapter 21 - Vector Borne and Other Diseases
Chapter 22 - Evolution: Implications for Microbiology
Chapter 23 - Eukaryotic Microbial Diversity
Chapter 29 - Archaeal Diversity
Chapter 28 - Bacterial Diversity
Chapter 26 - Microbial Ecology
Chapter 27 - Applied Microbiology
Chapter 28 - Appendix A: Microbial Methods