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With Olympics nearing, Japan reimposes emergency shutdowns in Tokyo and Osaka

With Olympics nearing, Japan reimposes emergency shutdowns in Tokyo and Osaka

Miho Inada | 
With coronavirus infections rising sharply again, the governor of Tokyo said [April 20] that she planned to ask the central ...
$1,000 a shot: Fake Pfizer COVID vaccines available globally as desperation grows in countries without access

$1,000 a shot: Fake Pfizer COVID vaccines available globally as desperation grows in countries without access

Jared Hopkins, José de Córdoba | 
Pfizer says it has identified in Mexico and Poland the first confirmed instances of counterfeit versions of the Covid-19 vaccine ...
CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna on ‘mission driven' science: 'We set aside our own projects in a crash effort to fight COVID'

CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna on ‘mission driven’ science: ‘We set aside our own projects in a crash effort to fight COVID’

Jennifer Doudna | 
In a typical year, if you tried to map the trajectories of all of the scientific projects in even one ...
Viewpoint: Linking free markets to innovation is why capitalism is on the verge of defeating COVID

Viewpoint: Linking free markets to innovation is why capitalism is on the verge of defeating COVID

Allysia Finley | 
J&J’s road to the vaccine—from failure to life-saving success, from investment write-off to breakthrough—is a little-known story about science, business ...
COVID ‘challenge trial’: Coronavirus survivors will be purposely reinfected to probe immunity and spur new vaccines

COVID ‘challenge trial’: Coronavirus survivors will be purposely reinfected to probe immunity and spur new vaccines

Jenny Strasburg | 
University of Oxford scientists plan to reinfect dozens of adult volunteers with the coronavirus in the second U.K. clinical trial ...
Vaccine skepticism is rampant among Indigenous Australians. This explains why

Vaccine skepticism is rampant among Indigenous Australians. This explains why

Rhiannon Hoyle | 
First Nations people like those in East Arnhem Land... are next in line in Australia’s vaccination program that began last ...
COVID-19 vaccine verification? Digitally-verified clinical data apps already in the works

COVID-19 vaccine verification? Digitally-verified clinical data apps already in the works

Angus Loten, Sara Castellanos | 
A coalition that includes tech giants and healthcare providers is preparing to release global standards for mobile apps that verify ...
Can AI robots replace human therapists?

Can AI robots replace human therapists?

Lisa Ward | 
Websites, smartphone apps and social-media sites are dispensing mental-health advice, often using artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, clinicians and researchers are looking ...
Fake memories: They can be implanted — but they can also be rooted out

Fake memories: They can be implanted — but they can also be rooted out

Brianna Abbott | 
[S]cientists used interviews to convince some study subjects they had undergone childhood events that didn’t happen to them, such as ...
Europe is the global epicenter for COVID mismanagement and vaccine distribution — and leadership is facing political repercussions

Europe is the global epicenter for COVID mismanagement and vaccine distribution — and leadership is facing political repercussions

Dominic Green | 
Europe’s third wave will cost thousands of lives and billions of euros. Summer vacationers, essential to the economies of Southern ...
Masks that kill viruses? Meet the next generation of face coverings

Masks that kill viruses? Meet the next generation of face coverings

Suzanne Oliver | 
In the near future, if you’re on a plane and the person next to you sneezes, you could be wearing ...
Viewpoint: What can we learn from the Bush Administration’s effort against AIDS as we battle COVID in developing countries?

Viewpoint: What can we learn from the Bush Administration’s effort against AIDS as we battle COVID in developing countries?

Scott Gottlieb | 
In 2004 [AIDS] was burning across Africa. Treatments were available but expensive, and everyone wanted to expand Africa’s access to ...
Key to COVID herd immunity: Getting children vaccinated

Key to COVID herd immunity: Getting children vaccinated

Brianna Abbott, Jason Douglas | 
As governments push to move past the pandemic, vaccinating children is emerging as a key obstacle, along with initially limited ...
‘We don’t need to work with BioNTech’: After a successful COVID vaccine collaboration, Pfizer plans on tackling other diseases with mRNA technology alone

‘We don’t need to work with BioNTech’: After a successful COVID vaccine collaboration, Pfizer plans on tackling other diseases with mRNA technology alone

Jared Hopkins | 
Pfizer will develop new shots using the technology, called mRNA, to target other viruses and pathogens beyond the coronavirus, Chief ...
Neil deGrasse Tyson on our distrust of scientists: Why do we love our smartphones but reject science when it comes to COVID?

Neil deGrasse Tyson on our distrust of scientists: Why do we love our smartphones but reject science when it comes to COVID?

Neil deGrasse Tyson | 
We have apparently passed through a portal where pseudoscience, anti-science, fear-of-science and science-denial all thrive in our culture. Where systems ...
‘When, where and how’: WHO report on COVID’s origins leaves many unanswered questions

‘When, where and how’: WHO report on COVID’s origins leaves many unanswered questions

Betsy McKay, Drew Hinshaw, Jeremy Page | 
A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic said in a report that data examined during ...
WSJ Viewpoint: Europe looks like the Keystone Kops in its bungled vaccine rollout

WSJ Viewpoint: Europe looks like the Keystone Kops in its bungled vaccine rollout

Protectionism, mercantilism, bureaucratic ineptitude, lack of political accountability, crippling safety-ism—it’s all here. The Keystone Kops in Brussels and European capitals ...
Is psychedelic-assisted group therapy the wave of the future?

Is psychedelic-assisted group therapy the wave of the future?

Laura Cooper | 
Researchers are beginning to investigate psychedelic-assisted group therapy as a way to let patients connect more deeply, exploring the inner ...
How business is battling employee vaccine denialism and doubt

How business is battling employee vaccine denialism and doubt

Chip Cutter | 
Across industries, business leaders are turning to all-hands staff meetings, video memos and other workplace forums to address skepticism about ...
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More than 80% of Russian-originated tweets on US COVID vaccines are negative. Here is the story of Putin’s disinformation campaign

Dustin Volz, Michael Gordon | 
An official with the State Department’s Global Engagement Center, which monitors foreign disinformation efforts, identified four publications that he said ...
Infographic: Deaths from COVID-19 are far higher than reported estimates

Infographic: Deaths from COVID-19 are far higher than reported estimates

Daniel Michaels, Jon Kamp, Paul Overberg | 
More than 2.8 million people have lost their lives due to the pandemic, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis ...
Infographic: South Africa sees surprising drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths despite presence of more infectious and dangerous variant

Infographic: South Africa sees surprising drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths despite presence of more infectious and dangerous variant

Gabriele Steinhauser | 
Since mid-January, confirmed Covid-19 infections in South Africa have fallen from a record of nearly 22,000 a day to around ...
Europe at a tipping point? Coronavirus gloom deepens as vaccine rollout lags, COVID resurges

Europe at a tipping point? Coronavirus gloom deepens as vaccine rollout lags, COVID resurges

Contagion is rising again in much of the EU, despite months of restrictions on daily life, as more-virulent virus strains ...
‘You can’t be in Tuskegee and not have the syphilis study in the back of your mind’: Understanding Black COVID vaccine hesitancy

‘You can’t be in Tuskegee and not have the syphilis study in the back of your mind’: Understanding Black COVID vaccine hesitancy

Julie Wernau | 
Beginning in the 1930s, federal officials enrolled hundreds of Black men in Tuskegee in an experiment to examine the effects ...
Physically active older adults are as much as 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s

Physically active older adults are as much as 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s

Han Yu | 
Young people need enrichment to build cognitive capacity, while adults, especially older ones, need it to maintain cognitive capacity and ...
‘A golden age of vaccinology’: Gene-based vaccines can combat infectious diseases of the future

‘A golden age of vaccinology’: Gene-based vaccines can combat infectious diseases of the future

Peter Loftus | 
Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, which was authorized [February 27] for use in the U.S., is at the vanguard of ...
How entrenched is COVID vaccine resistance? It depends on how survey questions are asked

How entrenched is COVID vaccine resistance? It depends on how survey questions are asked

Jo Craven McGinty | 
[H]ow many people will accept the shot? The answer might depend on how you ask the question. Four different groups ...
World War II mobilization provided groundwork for successful COVID vaccine development through Operation Warp Speed

World War II mobilization provided groundwork for successful COVID vaccine development through Operation Warp Speed

Arthur Herman | 
To date, [Operation Warp Speed] has managed to produce and deliver about 50 million vaccine doses—all made in the U.S.—with ...
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