How business is battling employee vaccine denialism and doubt

How business is battling employee vaccine denialism and doubt

Across industries, business leaders are turning to all-hands staff meetings, video memos and other workplace forums to address skepticism about ...
Toothpaste that can treat peanut allergies? It’s in clinical trials

Toothpaste that can treat peanut allergies? It’s in clinical trials

A New York City–based company has launched a trial to start testing [a new] concept in a small group of ...
Less than 0.2% — that’s how many fully vaccinated Israelis developed COVID-19 symptoms

Less than 0.2% — that’s how many fully vaccinated Israelis developed COVID-19 symptoms

Out of those who were tested for the coronavirus at least a week after their second shot, less than 1 ...
Infographic: Africa and Asia are lagging behind rest of the world in mass vaccinating their populations

Infographic: Africa and Asia are lagging behind rest of the world in mass vaccinating their populations

More than 345 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide in the three months since mass inoculation began ...
mRNA COVID vaccine efforts could lead to cancer vaccines within a few years, says BioNTech scientist

mRNA COVID vaccine efforts could lead to cancer vaccines within a few years, says BioNTech scientist

Ozlem Tureci, who co-founded the German company BioNTech with her husband [Ugur Sahin], was working on a way to harness ...
COVID-19 Variant Handbook: How many there are and which vaccines effectively protect against them

COVID-19 Variant Handbook: How many there are and which vaccines effectively protect against them

As the pandemic has progressed, new coronavirus variants have been detected around the world. Some that you may have heard ...
Can big data fight cancer by identifying those genetically predisposed to disease?

Can big data fight cancer by identifying those genetically predisposed to disease?

Present-day cancer care is reactive. When an individual begins to have symptoms of cancer, a tumor has typically already formed ...
Did you hear the story about the GMO that almost destroyed the world?

Did you hear the story about the GMO that almost destroyed the world?

An old myth has resurfaced that a GMO almost destroyed all life on Earth — but what's the real story? ...
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51,418 times higher — For one surviving baby infected with a new COVID variant, their viral load was astronomical. What might this portend?

51,418 times higher — For one surviving baby infected with a new COVID variant, their viral load was astronomical. What might this portend?

[O]ne newborn [treated for COVID at the Children’s National Hospital in DC] was unusual. The baby was very sick, for ...
COVID’s Achilles’ heel: Will the DNA of disease-resistant patients offer clues to blocking the virus?

COVID’s Achilles’ heel: Will the DNA of disease-resistant patients offer clues to blocking the virus?

Mayana Zatz, director of the Human Genome Research Centre at the University of São Paulo has identified 100 couples, where ...
Vaccine refusal mania has captured entire indigenous communities in Mexico

Vaccine refusal mania has captured entire indigenous communities in Mexico

In Aldama, a small town of about 7,000 located in the central highlands of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, ...
Herd immunity is the key to controlling COVID. How many people need to get the vaccine?

Herd immunity is the key to controlling COVID. How many people need to get the vaccine?

It has been clear for a while that, at least in the U.S., the only way out of the coronavirus ...
Will Trump-country, vaccine-hesitant Republicans block the US from reaching herd immunity?

Will Trump-country, vaccine-hesitant Republicans block the US from reaching herd immunity?

[U]nlike many at-risk Americans seeking safety and an end to the pandemic, [80-year-old retiree] Margaret refuses to get a coronavirus ...
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Podcast: Why no flu season? Cloning endangered species; Free speech vs science on college campuses

The world has experienced a shockingly mild 2020-2021 flu season, defying the expectations of many infectious disease researchers. How is ...
'Crisis of confidence': What's causing the panic around AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine?

‘Crisis of confidence’: What’s causing the panic around AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine?

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine is facing a crisis of confidence, with one European country after another, as if seized by a ...
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Could there ever be a vaccine for breast cancer?

Triple-negative breast cancer, about 10% of all breast cancers, is one of the most aggressive and deadliest forms of this ...
Simulation: Here’s how herd immunity works

Simulation: Here’s how herd immunity works

When you click "Run Simulation" [below], you are witnessing how a disease can spread through a population and how increased ...
Can CRISPR tame avian flu and prevent the next pandemic?

Can CRISPR tame avian flu and prevent the next pandemic?

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is picking up steam, it’s tempting to hope that the world can soon move ...
Do you need two vaccine shots if you’ve already been infected with COVID?

Do you need two vaccine shots if you’ve already been infected with COVID?

Six recent studies suggest that people who've already come down with COVID-19 might not need to get a second vaccine ...
Vaccine clinical research trials skewed towards White Americans, marginalizing minorities, study finds

Vaccine clinical research trials skewed towards White Americans, marginalizing minorities, study finds

An analysis of the demographics of a decade’s worth of vaccine clinical trials has found that Black Americans, Latinos, American ...
Going forward, taming COVID may depend more on logistics and administration than science

Going forward, taming COVID may depend more on logistics and administration than science

The US can emerge from the depths of the COVID-19 crisis in the coming months if the federal government leads ...
Decades-long battle over GMOs can teach scientists how to combat COVID conspiracies in Africa

Decades-long battle over GMOs can teach scientists how to combat COVID conspiracies in Africa

As the second wave of COVID-19 sweeps across Africa, bringing steep increases in infections and deaths, the battle between facts and conspiracies – ...
The Anti-Vaxx Playbook: Exposing the 5-step anti-vaxx conversion program escalating the COVID pandemic. Its proponents include Barbara Loe Fisher, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Sherri Tenpenny

The Anti-Vaxx Playbook: Exposing the 5-step anti-vaxx conversion program escalating the COVID pandemic. Its proponents include Barbara Loe Fisher, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Sherri Tenpenny

The Anti-Vaxx Playbook is based on in-depth analysis of speeches and presentations by leading digital anti-vaccine advocates at a meeting ...
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Using CRISPR to fight antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’

The superbugs are winning the antibiotics wars. CRISPR could turn the tide ...
Cursed by sickle cell: A single letter in one gene spells a lifetime of pain for 20 million people — but socioeconomic status affects outcomes

Cursed by sickle cell: A single letter in one gene spells a lifetime of pain for 20 million people — but socioeconomic status affects outcomes

Sickle cell disease (SCD) causes red blood cells to assume a sickle shape and jam in capillaries, cutting off oxygen ...
Gene editing could yield swine flu-resistant pigs, cutting the risk of another pandemic

Gene editing could yield swine flu-resistant pigs, cutting the risk of another pandemic

[Swine flu] was transmitted to humans across the world in the 2009 pandemic and led to pig industry costs of ...
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