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Your COVID-19 Glossary | NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

Here’s a record of overall health conditions to enable you navigate the hottest COVID-19 investigation and updates.

Efficacy: How well some thing, like a vaccine or remedy, performs in a clinical demo.

Variant: A virus that has modified from its first edition. A variant ordinarily has a “error” in an amino acid, which is also known as a mutation.

Antibody: A protein our immune techniques make to fight off germs. Antibodies can continue to be in our bodies and secure us from upcoming an infection.

Underlying issue: A affliction that somebody by now has, like diabetic issues or asthma, that puts them at increased chance for difficulties from a virus or infection.

Therapeutic agent: A therapy or treatment method for a health-related ailment. A therapeutic agent can enable you truly feel improved (treatment), battle off a disease (treatment), or do both of those (therapy and

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