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Link between COVID vaccine and death? Here’s a case study on how anti-vaxxers exploit ambiguous reporting

Link between COVID vaccine and death? Here’s a case study on how anti-vaxxers exploit ambiguous reporting

Oliver Darcy | 
News organizations are at risk of "creating false connections and misinformation" when they write headlines that suggest a link between ...
Reaching herd immunity may not be the end of COVID danger. We can lose it

Reaching herd immunity may not be the end of COVID danger. We can lose it

Holly Yan | 
Even if the US (or any other country) thinks it has reached herd immunity, global travel could introduce new variants ...
What could go wrong with vaccine passports? ACLU issues a warning

What could go wrong with vaccine passports? ACLU issues a warning

Alaa Elassar | 
President Joe Biden's administration is working to establish a set of standards for people to prove they've been vaccinated against ...
Video: 31 states now considering legislation limiting trans athlete rights — Transgender pro cyclist and professor weighs in on sports inclusion

Video: 31 states now considering legislation limiting trans athlete rights — Transgender pro cyclist and professor weighs in on sports inclusion

Michael Smerconish, Veronica Ivy | 
Why have 31 states introduced bills barring trans girls and women from playing girls' and women's school sports, despite having ...
6 ‘rare and severe’ blood clot cases, all in women, out of 6.8 million doses: US pauses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to review the evidence

6 ‘rare and severe’ blood clot cases, all in women, out of 6.8 million doses: US pauses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to review the evidence

Elizabeth Cohen, Jaqueline Howard | 
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration are recommending that the United ...
Military resisting COVID vaccines: Nearly 40% of US Marines have rejected shots

Military resisting COVID vaccines: Nearly 40% of US Marines have rejected shots

As of [April 9], approximately 75,500 Marines have received vaccines, including fully vaccinated and partially vaccinated service men and women ...
'Total artificial heart': European Union set to approve temporary replacement hearts that are working, in 19-patient study

‘Total artificial heart’: European Union set to approve temporary replacement hearts that are working, in 19-patient study

Stephanie Bailey | 
To help people awaiting a transplant, French company Carmat has developed a "total artificial heart" — a device to replace ...
Drugs on the shelf: Repurposing existing therapies to treat COVID

Drugs on the shelf: Repurposing existing therapies to treat COVID

Andrea Kane, Sanjay Gupta | 
"The advantage of drug repurposing is that that drug is already approved. It's already gone through the regulatory process to ...
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 ...
Is it beneficial, and safe, to mix COVID vaccines from different manufacturers?

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

Laura Smith-Spark | 
Participants in [a] 13-month study will be given the Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines in different combinations and at different intervals, ...
The B.1.1.7 British COVID variant is sweeping across the United States. How will vaccines fare?

The B.1.1.7 British COVID variant is sweeping across the United States. How will vaccines fare?

Maggie Fox | 
The B.1.1.7 variant, first spotted in the UK, is not only more easily transmitted, but it also appears to be ...
Vaccine refusal mania has captured entire indigenous communities in Mexico

Vaccine refusal mania has captured entire indigenous communities in Mexico

Rafael Romo | 
In Aldama, a small town of about 7,000 located in the central highlands of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, ...
‘Weird MIS-C syndrome’: Children experiencing surge in rare disease linked to COVID-19

‘Weird MIS-C syndrome’: Children experiencing surge in rare disease linked to COVID-19

Jen Christensen | 
Doctors don't know what causes it. Often kids have Covid-19 first, but not always. The novel coronavirus doesn't usually cause ...
Politics and COVID: Why are Republicans more hesitant to get the vaccine?

Politics and COVID: Why are Republicans more hesitant to get the vaccine?

Harry Enten | 
Unfortunately, a partisan split on receiving a Covid-19 vaccine has reemerged and widened over the last few months. This partisan ...
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. banned from Instagram for spreading vaccine misinformation and COVID conspiracy theories

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. banned from Instagram for spreading vaccine misinformation and COVID conspiracy theories

Rishi Iyengar | 
Instagram on [February 10] took down the account of controversial anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. "We removed this account ...
‘Absolute race’: Will the US vaccine effort outrun mutant COVID strains?

‘Absolute race’: Will the US vaccine effort outrun mutant COVID strains?

Christina Maxouris, Holly Yan | 
With multiple new coronavirus strains spreading across the country, the US is in an "absolute race" to vaccinate Americans before ...
What happens after patients ‘recover’ from COVID? Normal can be elusive

What happens after patients ‘recover’ from COVID? Normal can be elusive

Jacqueline Howard, Shelby Lin Erdman | 
Surviving Covid-19 is hard enough for those who get severely ill from the disease, but returning to normal is a ...
Video: Why mosquitoes choose you

Video: Why mosquitoes choose you

Starre Vartan | 
Only female mosquitoes suck blood since they need it to produce their eggs. Knowing how a potentially disease-carrying female mosquito ...
Here’s why you still need to wear a face mask after you get a COVID vaccine

Here’s why you still need to wear a face mask after you get a COVID vaccine

Faye Chiu, Leana Wen | 
While [recent vaccine] developments mark a historic moment and hold much promise, that doesn't mean Americans can stop wearing masks ...
‘At this stage, I'm not ready to get vaccinated’: Some Russian doctors refuse to take Sputnik V shot, citing efficacy concerns

‘At this stage, I’m not ready to get vaccinated’: Some Russian doctors refuse to take Sputnik V shot, citing efficacy concerns

Mary Ilyushina | 
Moscow opened the doors of Russia's first 70 vaccination centers [December 2], offering healthcare workers and other crucial groups a ...
Fox’s Laura Ingraham emerges as major peddler of COVID mask disinformation

Fox’s Laura Ingraham emerges as major peddler of COVID mask disinformation

Oliver Darcy | 
[Fox News host Laura] Ingraham, who has no background in medicine or virology, is one of the most prominent members ...
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Not so random after all: Human egg cells choose which sperm is the lucky winner

Sandee LaMotte | 
[H]ormones present at ovulation can drive a woman to choose a cocky, confident man with a slight stubble and more masculine features. Men can ...
Going vegan? Switching to a plant-based diet to improve your health? You are almost 50% more likely to suffer bone fractures

Going vegan? Switching to a plant-based diet to improve your health? You are almost 50% more likely to suffer bone fractures

Kristen Rogers | 
Vegans and vegetarians may be at greater risk for bone fractures than meat eaters, according to a large, longitudinal study published [November ...
Government-issued proof-of-vaccination cards are on the way

Government-issued proof-of-vaccination cards are on the way

Amir Vera, John Bonifield | 
Vaccination cards will be used as the "simplest" way to keep track of Covid-19 shots, said Dr. Kelly Moore, associate ...
Last surviving white giraffe, a genetic anomaly, fitted with GPS tracker to deter poachers

Last surviving white giraffe, a genetic anomaly, fitted with GPS tracker to deter poachers

Eoin McSweeney | 
The unique male [white] giraffe now stands alone after a female and her calf were killed by poachers in March. [A] ...
Beyond Meat launches plant-based pork in bid to outcompete Impossible Foods in China

Beyond Meat launches plant-based pork in bid to outcompete Impossible Foods in China

Michelle Toh | 
The California-based company unveiled its latest product on [Nov 18]: meatless minced "pork." The new product is intended to mimic ...
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Viewpoint: How the cover was blown on the Steve Bannon, FOX-promoted ‘China did it’ COVID conspiracy theory

A respected Chinese virologist appeared on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News in mid-September to share the results of her just-completed report ...
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Viewpoint: Track and trace – Why China has entered a post-COVID period while US and many other countries remain mired in crisis

James Griffiths | 
On [October 19, China] posted positive economic growth for the second quarter in a row, underlining how speedily the world's ...
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