Infographic: COVID variants spreading rapidly throughout the US, stalling post-coronavirus recovery

Infographic: COVID variants spreading rapidly throughout the US, stalling post-coronavirus recovery

The country’s vaccine rollout has sped up since the first doses were administered in December, recently reaching a rolling average ...
50% of COVID sufferers report damaged sense of smell 5 months after recovery

50% of COVID sufferers report damaged sense of smell 5 months after recovery

More than 50% of healthcare workers infected with SARS-CoV-2 report that their sense of smell has not returned to normal ...
Europe is the global epicenter for COVID mismanagement and vaccine distribution — and leadership is facing political repercussions

Europe is the global epicenter for COVID mismanagement and vaccine distribution — and leadership is facing political repercussions

Europe’s third wave will cost thousands of lives and billions of euros. Summer vacationers, essential to the economies of Southern ...
You’ve survived mild COVID? For many, debilitating symptoms kick in weeks or months later

You’ve survived mild COVID? For many, debilitating symptoms kick in weeks or months later

[A] study that analyzed electronic medical records in California found that nearly a third of the people struggling with long ...
Masks that kill viruses? Meet the next generation of face coverings

Masks that kill viruses? Meet the next generation of face coverings

In the near future, if you’re on a plane and the person next to you sneezes, you could be wearing ...
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7 fold: For COVID survivors, a vaccine jab dramatically boosts antibody response

7 fold: For COVID survivors, a vaccine jab dramatically boosts antibody response

For people who have not had Covid, the first dose of the vaccine provided protection equivalent to having had the ...
Drugs on the shelf: Repurposing existing therapies to treat COVID

Drugs on the shelf: Repurposing existing therapies to treat COVID

"The advantage of drug repurposing is that that drug is already approved. It's already gone through the regulatory process to ...
Exploring the ethics of vaccine and immunity passports

Exploring the ethics of vaccine and immunity passports

COVID-19 immunity licenses can be ethical in principle but in practice depend on 4 important questions related to both the ...
Viewpoint: What can we learn from the Bush Administration’s effort against AIDS as we battle COVID in developing countries?

Viewpoint: What can we learn from the Bush Administration’s effort against AIDS as we battle COVID in developing countries?

In 2004 [AIDS] was burning across Africa. Treatments were available but expensive, and everyone wanted to expand Africa’s access to ...
Brain fog, fatigue and depression: Solving the mystery of Long Covid and what can be done about it

Brain fog, fatigue and depression: Solving the mystery of Long Covid and what can be done about it

COVID-19 entered my home a year ago today when my 16-year-old daughter Molly first developed the tell-tale cough. By March ...
Key to COVID herd immunity: Getting children vaccinated

Key to COVID herd immunity: Getting children vaccinated

As governments push to move past the pandemic, vaccinating children is emerging as a key obstacle, along with initially limited ...
Video: 10 of the most prominent anti-vaccine celebrities, from Jim Carrey to Jenny McCarthy

Video: 10 of the most prominent anti-vaccine celebrities, from Jim Carrey to Jenny McCarthy

Why do many celebrities reject science? Watch the video below to find out which Hollywood stars are anti-vaccine. 1. Jenna ...
Manipulation and persuasion: Here’s what goes on inside a $600 COVID conspiracy boot camp

Manipulation and persuasion: Here’s what goes on inside a $600 COVID conspiracy boot camp

Marketplace journalists took part in a U.S. COVID-19 conspiracy "boot camp," where aspiring activists — including the leader of one ...
The mRNA vaccines battling COVID-19 are revolutionizing virus fighting strategies. Here’s how

The mRNA vaccines battling COVID-19 are revolutionizing virus fighting strategies. Here’s how

British economist Thomas Babington Macaulay challenged a thread of pessimism writing in 1830: “On what principle is it that, when ...
Vaccine mandates come to colleges: Rutgers becomes one of the first schools to require COVID shots for in-person instruction this fall

Vaccine mandates come to colleges: Rutgers becomes one of the first schools to require COVID shots for in-person instruction this fall

Rutgers University is requiring students attending classes in person this fall to be vaccinated against Covid-19. It is among the ...
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Evolution and COVID-19: How nature is staying one step ahead of vaccines and the dangers that pose for the years ahead

As scientists work to get a handle on [COVID] variants, the situation gives the public a rare front-row seat and ...
‘Their lungs are full of bees’: Largely hidden from the public, the last days of a dying COVID patient are excruciating

‘Their lungs are full of bees’: Largely hidden from the public, the last days of a dying COVID patient are excruciating

“Most of what I’m seeing is behind closed curtains, and the general public isn’t seeing this side of it,” says ...
Mutant dangers: AstraZeneca vaccine doesn’t protect against South African COVID variant

Mutant dangers: AstraZeneca vaccine doesn’t protect against South African COVID variant

[A] double-blind multicenter study, led by scientists at the South African Medical Research Council Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research ...
Long haulers face debilitating months of recovery — but chronic symptoms are not unique to COVID

Long haulers face debilitating months of recovery — but chronic symptoms are not unique to COVID

The dominant narrative about long Covid has been that it’s a uniquely perplexing feature of Covid-19. Reports of “Covid brain ...
Facebook says it has banned vaccine disinformation — but it’s still far too easy to find

Facebook says it has banned vaccine disinformation — but it’s still far too easy to find

Facebook issued a broad prohibition in January 2020 on false claims or conspiracy theories about the coronavirus “that could cause ...
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Taboo: Why has Africa emerged as the global coronavirus ‘Cold Spot’ — and why are we afraid to talk about it?

The first COVID-19 case in Africa was confirmed on February 14th, 2020, in Egypt. The first in sub-Saharan Africa appeared ...
COVID variants present new threat as US virus cases plateau

COVID variants present new threat as US virus cases plateau

Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health and a leading expert on infectious diseases, ...
Is it beneficial, and safe, to mix COVID vaccines from different manufacturers?

Is it beneficial, and safe, to mix COVID vaccines from different manufacturers?

Participants in [a] 13-month study will be given the Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines in different combinations and at different intervals, ...
Many long-term care workers resist COVID vaccinations. Can they be mandated?

Many long-term care workers resist COVID vaccinations. Can they be mandated?

It’s a question that many long-term care employers, from individual families to big national companies, are confronting as vaccines become ...
Which offers more protection: Vaccination or natural  immunity?

Which offers more protection: Vaccination or natural immunity?

According to Sen. Rand Paul – an ophthalmologist, not an infectious disease specialist – natural immunity is better. While not ...
Variants on top of variants: COVID continues to mutate in Brazil, posing more perils to country already crushed by the pandemic

Variants on top of variants: COVID continues to mutate in Brazil, posing more perils to country already crushed by the pandemic

The unchecked spread of the more contagious SARS-CoV-2 variants in Brazil appears to have created even more dangerous versions of ...
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