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‘Sloppy’ CDC lab practices blamed for tainted coronavirus tests in early stages of pandemic

As the new coronavirus took root across America, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent states tainted test ...
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Genetic analysis tracks spread of 3 primary coronavirus variants

Researchers from Cambridge, U.K., and Germany have used a genetic network technique known as phylogenetic network analysis to reconstruct the ...
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Capitalizing on corona: Conspiracy theorists blame COVID-19 on glyphosate, GMOs and the ‘New World Order’

With a quarter of the world’s population currently in lockdown, time has never been better for ..... frauds, as they ...
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‘A lot of secrets’ in coronavirus genomes: Why are some strains so deadly, while others remain more mild?

[In 1965, a] group of researchers in England, led by Dr. David Tyrrell, was learning more about the common cold ...
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Anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine linked to higher death rate in VA coronavirus patient study

An anti-malarial drug President Trump has aggressively promoted to treat covid-19 had no benefit and was linked to higher rates ...
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How Liberia’s decisive response to contain the Ebola outbreak provides a blueprint for how to manage the coronavirus and future pandemics

In April of 2014, an outbreak of a disease named after the Ebola River in Congo was reported in Guinea, ...
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‘It’s a cacophony’: Quest for coronavirus treatments undermined by ‘disorganized and scattershot’ US approach

In a desperate bid to find treatments for people sickened by the coronavirus, doctors and drug companies have launched more ...
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Did COVID-19 escape from a lab?

A frenzy of speculation has arisen around the idea that the novel coronavirus responsible for the global COVID-19 pandemic might ...
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What is it about the coronavirus genome that makes it so dangerous?

In January, scientists deciphered a piece of very bad news: the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. The ...
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These 2 ‘crucial and very different’ tests could help us contain the coronavirus

Amidst a slew of shortages and logistical hurdles, American researchers are now slowly rolling out two crucial and very different ...
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Are vaccines immunity ‘silver bullets’ to protect us against COVID-19? It depends on how quickly the coronavirus mutates.

Recent studies on COVID-19 mutation rates have revealed promising data that has given scientists across the globe a boost in ...
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‘Public Panic Pandemic’: How our reaction to the coronavirus makes things worse than they should be

Deconstructing the epidemiology of a global panic ...
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Podcast: Don’t treat that fever—Dr. Paul Offit on why many of medicine’s most popular practices are ‘overkill’

Vaccine skeptics, alternative health advocates and anti-GMO activists are regularly lambasted for ignoring evidence that challenges their ideology. As it ...