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As independent scientists’ do-it-yourself-COVID-vaccines proliferate, bioethicists counter with warnings

"It's actually simpler than most recipes in home cookbooks," said Preston Estep, chief scientist and co-founder of a DIY [COVID ...
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Viewpoint: Rush to develop COVID vaccine highlights failure of Europe’s GM crop regulations

In a recent article of mine published in the journal, Global Food Security, I highlight the EU’s reluctance to move ...
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1 in 7 COVID patients have genetic flaws that dramatically increase their vulnerability

[S]cientists baffled by [COVID-19’s] ferocity have wondered whether the body’s vanguard virus fighter, a molecular messenger called type I interferon, ...
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US and South Korea reported first COVID cases on the same day. They managed the pandemic; US didn’t. Here’s why

South Korea halted virus transmission better than any other wealthy country during the pandemic’s early months. It was about twice as effective ...
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‘We cannot just be testing grounds’: COVID prompts African scientists to call for homegrown vaccines

African scientists say that the COVID-19 pandemic should be a wake-up call that prompts the continent to produce more of ...
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Our dreams reveal the escalating, suppressed anxiety spawned by COVID

We live day and night inside the same walls. We fear touching groceries that arrive at our doorstep. If we ...
It turns out seniors are both more vulnerable to COVID and can handle quarantines better

It turns out seniors are both more vulnerable to COVID and can handle quarantines better

Stories abound of many older Americans handling the pandemic with the kind of resilience and aplomb my mother showed... My ...
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How to assess the real safety risks of getting a COVID vaccine shot

It seems like we might have a vaccine on the way and some of this madness will stop. But, like everything ...
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World War I now linked to 5-year frigid period that likely intensified Spanish flu that infected one-third of the world

During the [1918] influenza pandemic, about one-third of the world was infected and at least 50 million died. But why was the ...
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How COVID causes delirium

[A]bout half of [COVID] patients report neurological symptoms, including headaches, confusion and delirium, suggesting the virus may also attack the ...
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False security: Many schools and businesses rely on temperature tests but COVID often not linked to fever

[E]xperts and medical groups increasingly say that [temperature testing] isn’t a good gauge of Covid-19 as many infected children and ...
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Reports of COVID reinfection are becoming more common. How does that impact immunity?

[A 25-year-old Nevada man] joins a handful of other confirmed cases of [COVID] reinfection in people without immune disorders. … ...
Validating full safety of vaccines might take months but effectiveness judgements likely soon

Validating full safety of vaccines might take months but effectiveness judgements likely soon

The global campaign to identify effective vaccines against COVID-19 has entered the final stage of testing for regulatory approval—Phase III ...
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Infographic: Airlines have installed ‘hospital quality’ air circulation systems and other safety measures

Despite substantial numbers of travelers, the number of suspected and confirmed cases of in-flight COVID-19 transmission between passengers around the ...
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Viewpoint: Uganda battles anti-GMO, anti-vaccine coalition agitating against COVID-19 immunization

A handful of activist groups are now working in tandem to undermine Uganda’s plans to inoculate its population against the ...
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5 recommendations on cutting through the COVID social media ‘infodemic’

Here are five recommendations based on our research about medical misinformation at the Shorenstein Center: … Debunking every rumor, every ...
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COVID vaccine ‘bio-factories’: Step-by-step look at how GMO tobacco plants could help end the pandemic

Two biotech companies are using the tobacco plant, Nicotiana benthamiana, as bio-factories to produce a key protein from the coronavirus ...
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Slideshow: Canine COVID detectors soon may be coming to an airport or business near you

There are various ongoing efforts to train sniffer dogs to detect covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. If dogs prove to be reliable in detecting ...
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Conflicting studies on effectiveness of Trump’s favorite drug – remdesivir – in battling COVID? Let’s disentangle this controversy

[One New England Journal of Medicine study tells] us that remdesivir works in the fight against COVID-19. A few days later, ...