For those who got COVID-19, immunity could last for the rest of your life

For those who got COVID-19, immunity could last for the rest of your life

Many people who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 will probably make antibodies against the virus for most of their lives ...
Deadly COVID mutation wild card: Frightening lessons from the 1918 Spanish flu recovery

Deadly COVID mutation wild card: Frightening lessons from the 1918 Spanish flu recovery

The influenza virus that caused the 1918 pandemic mutated into variants, much like the novel coronavirus has done in the ...
Vaccine disinformation and conspiracy theories run wild in California among Mexican farm workers. Here’s what’s being done to address that

Vaccine disinformation and conspiracy theories run wild in California among Mexican farm workers. Here’s what’s being done to address that

For months, anti-vaccine conspiracy theories had ripped across northern California’s wine country, invisible wildfires of untruth spreading through some of ...
Detecting COVID-19 with a one-second test? It’s now possible

Detecting COVID-19 with a one-second test? It’s now possible

A group of scientists from the United States and Taiwan say they have developed a test that can detect whether ...
Viewpoint: Why are some people hesitant to get vaccines? It may have more to do with hard-wired personality than politics

Viewpoint: Why are some people hesitant to get vaccines? It may have more to do with hard-wired personality than politics

After conducting a national survey of U.S. adults, we grouped people into distinct profiles based on their shared beliefs and ...
A post-pandemic economic boom is coming. History provides insight on how this surge might play out

A post-pandemic economic boom is coming. History provides insight on how this surge might play out

Today, even as COVID-19 rages across poorer countries, the rich world is on the verge of a post-pandemic boom. Governments ...
Republicans, people of color, the young, less educated and uninsured — these are the groups most likely to remain unvaccinated, poll shows

Republicans, people of color, the young, less educated and uninsured — these are the groups most likely to remain unvaccinated, poll shows

Unvaccinated adults are a shrinking population in the U.S. that, as of late May 2021, consists of about one-third of ...
Global COVID vaccine supply crunch? Wealthy developed countries snap up two years of supplies, hardening rich-poor divide

Global COVID vaccine supply crunch? Wealthy developed countries snap up two years of supplies, hardening rich-poor divide

The European Union, Canada and other developed countries have signed deals to get hundreds of millions of doses of Covid-19 ...
Viewpoint: Who is behind anti-vax propaganda claiming COVID shots are killing people? Meet disinformation provocateurs Peter McCullough, Mike Adams and RFK, Jr.

Viewpoint: Who is behind anti-vax propaganda claiming COVID shots are killing people? Meet disinformation provocateurs Peter McCullough, Mike Adams and RFK, Jr.

At the extreme end of the antivax hysteria is, as one might expect, Mike Adams at NaturalNews.com proclaiming... VACCINE HOLOCAUST ...
Maybe both sides are right: If SARS-CoV-2 was leaked from a Wuhan lab, it doesn’t mean the virus was necessarily engineered

Maybe both sides are right: If SARS-CoV-2 was leaked from a Wuhan lab, it doesn’t mean the virus was necessarily engineered

The “lab leak” hypothesis about the origin of Covid-19 has been getting a lot of attention lately, and deservedly so ...
In between belly rubs, dogs are on the front lines in hunting down COVID

In between belly rubs, dogs are on the front lines in hunting down COVID

[T]hree Labradors, operating out of a university clinic in Bangkok, are part of a global corps of dogs being trained ...
Nearly 500 Trump-voting US counties have less than 25% of their populations vaccinated, opening door to fall COVID revival

Nearly 500 Trump-voting US counties have less than 25% of their populations vaccinated, opening door to fall COVID revival

As much of the country emerges from masking and social distancing, undervaccinated pockets in the U.S. still threaten to bring ...
COVID vaccines aren’t generating antibodies for 10 million people in the US alone, including transplant recipients, who take immunosuppressants. What should they do?

COVID vaccines aren’t generating antibodies for 10 million people in the US alone, including transplant recipients, who take immunosuppressants. What should they do?

For many people like [Alicia Merritt,] a liver transplant patient who must take immunosuppressants daily to prevent her body from ...
‘The New Apartheid’? Conspiracist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr’s latest anti-vaccine film spins real history of medical racism to scare Black Americans into rejecting COVID shots

‘The New Apartheid’? Conspiracist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr’s latest anti-vaccine film spins real history of medical racism to scare Black Americans into rejecting COVID shots

[The film “Medical Racism: The New Apartheid”] is the latest effort by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the founder of Children's ...
Here’s why mixing and matching shots is likely superior than using just one brand

Here’s why mixing and matching shots is likely superior than using just one brand

Vaccinating people with both the Oxford–AstraZeneca and Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines produces a potent immune response against the virus SARS-CoV-2, researchers ...
While much of the world moves towards mandatory vaccine passports, the US rejects them. Here is a less intrusive alternative that could enhance public safety: CDC vaccination cards

While much of the world moves towards mandatory vaccine passports, the US rejects them. Here is a less intrusive alternative that could enhance public safety: CDC vaccination cards

Rather than waste any more time squabbling over passports, which aren’t going to be created at a national level, let’s ...
Viewpoint: Reassessing the reassessments of COVID’s origins — The Wuhan lab leak theory is still the less likely scenario but we may never know for sure

Viewpoint: Reassessing the reassessments of COVID’s origins — The Wuhan lab leak theory is still the less likely scenario but we may never know for sure

How did the pandemic start? From the early days, experts have considered two possibilities. Either the virus somehow escaped from ...
Who bungled their nation’s COVID response the most? 5 world leaders in the running, and why

Who bungled their nation’s COVID response the most? 5 world leaders in the running, and why

COVID-19 is notoriously hard to control, and political leaders are only part of the calculus when it comes to pandemic ...
Infographic: Asians are the most likely ethnic group to get vaccinated — but Hispanic and Black Americans lag behind

Infographic: Asians are the most likely ethnic group to get vaccinated — but Hispanic and Black Americans lag behind

To date, vaccination rates among Black and Hispanic people have lagged behind those of White people, largely due to access ...
Should I wear a mask? More than one year into the pandemic, science provides updated advice

Should I wear a mask? More than one year into the pandemic, science provides updated advice

The evidence is clear that masks cut down on COVID-19 deaths, but nearly a year and a half into the ...
COVID-19 may have arrived in US as early as December 2019, NIH says

COVID-19 may have arrived in US as early as December 2019, NIH says

[A] new report, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, bolsters earlier studies indicating the virus entered the country under ...
Many NFL players’ reluctance to get vaccinated could jeopardize competitive balance of upcoming season

Many NFL players’ reluctance to get vaccinated could jeopardize competitive balance of upcoming season

The NFL won’t require players to get the vaccine, while the NFL Players Association continues to say it will encourage ...
‘Holy sh--, it works’: How an out-of-the-box UK COVID recovery trial evaluating a common drug has saved a million lives

‘Holy sh–, it works’: How an out-of-the-box UK COVID recovery trial evaluating a common drug has saved a million lives

[Epidemiologist Peter Horby’s] summary was pithy.  “Holy shit, it works.”  On June 16 [2020], after verifying the data, the Recovery ...
Top China virologist who conducts risky experiments in Wuhan with bat coronaviruses rejects lab leak theory

Top China virologist who conducts risky experiments in Wuhan with bat coronaviruses rejects lab leak theory

Shi Zhengli, a top Chinese virologist, is once again at the center of clashing narratives about her research on coronaviruses ...
Vitamin D supplements do not reduce COVID risk, genetic study of people of European ancestry suggests

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce COVID risk, genetic study of people of European ancestry suggests

[A] new genetic study suggests that giving people extra vitamin D may not protect against coronavirus infection or COVID-19. In ...
India and Pakistan face a deluge of COVID patients struggling with mysterious black fungus infections. What’s its origin? Are other countries threatened?

India and Pakistan face a deluge of COVID patients struggling with mysterious black fungus infections. What’s its origin? Are other countries threatened?

About 12,000 cases of a condition known as "black fungus" have been reported in India, mostly in patients recovering from ...
Video: China boasted about its bat cave virus research — before denying its existence. Here’s the government’s propaganda short issued in December, weeks before the outbreak became public

Video: China boasted about its bat cave virus research — before denying its existence. Here’s the government’s propaganda short issued in December, weeks before the outbreak became public

In [a video released by the Chinese government,] researchers scale [a] cavern wall, their headlamps ghostly blue. “If our skin ...
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