catherine shaffer

Catherine Shaffer

Catherine Shaffer is a freelance writer from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Drawing on a background in laboratory research, she writes about science for mainstream and technical audiences. Her interests include biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life science, and health. She also publishes a free, weekly COVID-19 newsletter, Silver Bullet.

Articles by Catherine Shaffer
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Q&A: New Trials Tackle COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnancy
Catherine Shaffer | Feb 25, 2021 | 5 min read
Geeta Swamy of Duke University School of Medicine speaks with The Scientist about starting what she considers a long-overdue clinical study of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women.
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COVID-19 Vaccines for Pregnant Moms May Protect Newborns
Catherine Shaffer | Feb 17, 2021 | 4 min read
A case study finds SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in placental cord blood after maternal vaccination.