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Viewpoint: How Trump and Steve Bannon aided by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and Lou Dobbs promoted the ‘China created COVID in a lab’ conspiracy myth

Viewpoint: How Trump and Steve Bannon aided by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and Lou Dobbs promoted the ‘China created COVID in a lab’ conspiracy myth

Amy Qin, Danny Hakim, Vivian Wang | 
[Chinese researcher Dr. Li-Meng Yan] appeared in the United States on Fox News making the unsubstantiated claim to millions that ...
Vaccine diplomacy: China poised to introduce first COVID shots to Latin America, increasing its regional influence

Vaccine diplomacy: China poised to introduce first COVID shots to Latin America, increasing its regional influence

Carol Rosenberg | 
China is actively making “deals to try to get the vaccine deployed and employed” around the globe to stop the ...
As COVID is transmitted via airborne particles, there’s no evidence that sanitizing surfaces lowers risk of infection

As COVID is transmitted via airborne particles, there’s no evidence that sanitizing surfaces lowers risk of infection

Apoorva Mandavilli, Mike Ives | 
All over the world, workers are soaping, wiping and fumigating surfaces with an urgent sense of purpose: to fight the ...
Viewpoint: If you care about science and the well-being of our children, don’t close schools

Viewpoint: If you care about science and the well-being of our children, don’t close schools

Aaron Carroll | 
We should not be going to public events. We should not be eating indoors at restaurants. We should not be ...
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Women and HIV: 6 shots a year shown to be more effective than daily pill

Apoorva Mandavilli | 
Women have had only one approved option for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, a course of drugs taken to prevent contracting ...
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After a vaccine or infection, how long will immunity to COVID last? It could be years, hopeful new data suggest

Apoorva Mandavilli | 
Eight months after infection, most people who have recovered still have enough immune cells to fend off the virus and prevent ...
Childhood asthma linked to maternal depression during pregnancy

Childhood asthma linked to maternal depression during pregnancy

Nicholas Bakalar | 
Researchers had the parents of 4,231 children fill out well-validated questionnaires on psychological stress in the second trimester of pregnancy, ...
Long hauler phenomenon explained? In some COVID survivors, normally protective antibodies turn on their own cells

Long hauler phenomenon explained? In some COVID survivors, normally protective antibodies turn on their own cells

Apoorva Mandavilli | 
At some point, the body’s defense system in [some COVID survivors shifts] into attacking itself, rather than the virus, [a ...
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Viewpoint: Not all the COVID news is gloomy

Donald McNeil Jr. | 
Clearly, the pandemic has not ended. So far some 215,000 Americans have lost their lives to the coronavirus, and reliable estimates suggest ...
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First new human organs found in three centuries – camera-shy salivary glands in your head

Katherine Wu | 
A team of researchers in the Netherlands has discovered what may be a set of previously unidentified organs: a pair ...
Brain fog: COVID’s lingering threat

Brain fog: COVID’s lingering threat

Pam Belluck | 
It’s becoming known as Covid brain fog: troubling cognitive symptoms that can include memory loss, confusion, difficulty focusing, dizziness and ...
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Video: Viewpoint: The US wrote the global playbook on the coronavirus and then ignored it

Adam Ellick, Johnny Harris, Nicholas Kristof | 
A year ago, the United States was regarded as the country best prepared for a pandemic. Our government had spent ...
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How COVID causes delirium

Apoorva Mandavilli | 
[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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Why intermittent fasting often doesn’t work

Anahad O'Connor | 
Many followers of the [intermittent fasting] diet, which has been popularized in best-selling diet books and touted by celebrities, routinely ...
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Are vaccines now in development safe? The companies making them uniformly won’t release data

Katie Thomas | 
It’s standard for drug companies to withhold details of clinical trials until after they are completed, tenaciously guarding their intellectual ...
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Controversial Great Barrington ‘focused protection’ herd immunity declaration finds support at the White House

Sheryl Gay Stolberg | 
Many experts say “herd immunity” — the point at which a disease stops spreading because nearly everyone in a population ...
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‘Editing Humanity’: Kevin Davies’ new book on CRISPR, the ‘miracle of our age’

Carl Zimmer | 
“The Crispr story has arrived for the grand telling as a miracle of our age,” the [MIT Technology Review announced ...
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From confusion to comas: ⅓ of hospitalized COVID patients suffered deteriorating neurological function

Pam Belluck | 
Nearly a third of hospitalized Covid-19 patients experienced some type of altered mental function — ranging from confusion to delirium ...
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Revolt escalates over Notre Dame president’s admitted ‘poor judgement’ in ignoring university guidelines at White House ‘super spreader’ event

Kathleen Gray, Shawn Hubler | 
The Rev. John I. Jenkins, [Notre Dame’s] president and a 66-year-old Catholic priest with degrees in philosophy and divinity, was ...
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Viewpoint: Evolution works – just look at the ‘success’ of the coronavirus

David Quammen | 
The scope and the devastation of the pandemic reflect bad luck, yes, and a dangerous world, yes, but also catastrophic ...
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COVID long haulers face crushing mental roller-coaster

Emma Goldberg | 
Early on in the pandemic, a pervasive myth among patients and some health authorities was the idea that Covid-19 was ...
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Stockholm syndrome revisited: As Sweden’s COVID rate flattens and masks disappear, experts ponder ‘no lockdown’ blueprint

Thomas Erdbrink | 
Normalcy has never been more contentious than in Sweden. Almost alone in the Western world, the Swedes refused to impose ...
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COVID ‘infodemic’: 38 million article Cornell study finds President Trump ‘largest driver’ of coronavirus misinformation and conspiracy theories

Noah Weiland, Sheryl Gay Stolberg | 
Of the flood of misinformation, conspiracy theories and falsehoods seeding the internet on the coronavirus, one common thread stands out: ...
China sidesteps global safety norms, injecting thousands with potentially risky COVID vaccines

China sidesteps global safety norms, injecting thousands with potentially risky COVID vaccines

Sui-Lee Wee | 
The world still lacks a proven coronavirus vaccine, but that has not stopped Chinese officials from trying to inoculate tens ...
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COVID logistics nightmare: Developing a vaccine might be easy compared to shipping vials at -112°F to hundreds of millions of people around the globe

David Gelles | 
Drug companies will have to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Billions of people will have to consent to vaccination ...
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Biden says he would revive US project to track animal viruses shelved by Trump administration last year

Donald McNeil Jr., Thomas Kaplan | 
Joseph R. Biden Jr. has promised that, if elected, he will restore [a] program, called Predict, which searched for dangerous new ...
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COVID vaccines for children need to be vetted more carefully and may not be ready for a full year

Carl Zimmer | 
Thanks to the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed and other programs, a number of Covid-19 vaccines for adults are already in advanced ...
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Pediatrician on her personal awakening as mother of a transgender daughter

Paria Hassouri | 
Being a pediatrician and mother of three, I didn’t think there were many parenting scenarios that could catch me unprepared ...
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