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Video: Test everyone – Slovakia goes its own way to control COVID

Video: Test everyone – Slovakia goes its own way to control COVID

Drew Hinshaw | 
As Europe sees record coronavirus cases and deaths, Slovakia is testing its entire adult population. WSJ's Drew Hinshaw explains how ...
With 75 million people projected to be living with dementia in 19 years, science turns to AI for early diagnoses

With 75 million people projected to be living with dementia in 19 years, science turns to AI for early diagnoses

Shirley Wang | 
[A] study, funded by the [National Institute on Aging] and published this year in the Journal of the American Geriatrics ...
Unraveling COVID’s corrosive persistence: Doctors struggle to understand why initially mild symptoms sometimes leave lingering scars on the mind and body

Unraveling COVID’s corrosive persistence: Doctors struggle to understand why initially mild symptoms sometimes leave lingering scars on the mind and body

Daniela Hernandez, Sarah Toy, Sumathi Reddy | 
For many patients, including young ones who never required hospitalization, Covid-19 has a devastating second act. Many are dealing with ...
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Brain implants on the cusp of reality help patients immobilized by ALS, strokes or spinal cord injuries

Daniela Hernandez, Mike Cherney | 
[B]rain activity is collected by sensors implanted in a blood vessel in [Phil] O’Keefe’s brain and relayed to a computer ...
Viewpoint: Are health advocates and politicians overselling the value of masks?

Viewpoint: Are health advocates and politicians overselling the value of masks?

Joseph Ladapo | 
The public assumes that research performed since the beginning of the pandemic supports mask mandates. Policy makers and the media ...
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Superdonors: Recovered COVID patients with high antibody levels in demand by blood banks and researchers

Amy Dockser Marcus | 
There is new determination in the search for high-antibody plasma because under FDA guidelines issued earlier this month, all donated ...
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With Slovakia and Liverpool opting to test everyone, European countries mull dramatic expansion of COVID testing

Drew Hinshaw | 
Slovakia attempted to test its entire adult population, or every resident between 10 and 65. [COVID] cases have been surging ...
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Can the CDC recover its credibility in the midst of its COVID debacle?

White House advisers have made line-by-line edits to official health guidance, altering language written by CDC scientists on church choirs, ...
Long-time pharma rivals unite to fight a common enemy: COVID-19

Long-time pharma rivals unite to fight a common enemy: COVID-19

Joseph Walker | 
In the age of Covid-19, old adversaries are uniting around a common enemy: the new coronavirus. Their nascent partnership is ...
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Infographic: Well before Trump’s February partial ‘China air ban’, COVID had spent January quietly spreading across the US

Joel Eastwood, Paul Overberg, Rob Barry | 
The Wall Street Journal interviewed disease detectives and reviewed hundreds of pages of new research to piece together how the ...
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Facing a long wait till widespread COVID vaccine availability, Europe focuses on fast antigen tests largely absent in the US

Bojan Pancevski | 
While highly accurate, PCR [COVID] tests are relatively expensive, can be carried out only by certified labs and take between ...
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Vaccines free for seniors and the privately insured, but not for those without insurance, Trump administration announces

Stephanie Armour | 
Seniors and people in private health-insurance plans are among those who won’t be charged for getting a coronavirus vaccine under ...
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Viewpoint: ‘It’s not a political statement’ – Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb calls for nationwide mask mandate

Scott Gottlieb | 
As deaths rise this winter, policy makers will have to take new steps to slow the rate of spread. There ...
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Want to travel abroad? Airports and airlines prepping preflight COVID tests to circumvent 14-day quarantines

Scott McCartney | 
Airports and airlines are rushing to offer preflight Covid-19 testing to help passengers avoid 14-day quarantines imposed by certain states ...
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US and South Korea reported first COVID cases on the same day. They managed the pandemic; US didn’t. Here’s why

Dasl Yoon, Timothy Martin | 
South Korea halted virus transmission better than any other wealthy country during the pandemic’s early months. It was about twice as effective ...
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Science paradox: How the response to the pandemic has been infected by bias, overconfidence and politics

Matt Ridley | 
[W]hen people started falling ill last winter with a respiratory illness, some scientists guessed that a novel coronavirus was responsible ...
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False security: Many schools and businesses rely on temperature tests but COVID often not linked to fever

Sumathi Reddy | 
[E]xperts and medical groups increasingly say that [temperature testing] isn’t a good gauge of Covid-19 as many infected children and ...
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Bayer, BASF claim new chemical mixed with drift-prone dicamba weedkiller can minimize off-target damage

Jacob Bunge | 
Chemical makers Bayer AG and BASF are pushing to keep a controversial weedkiller on the market after a federal court ...
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Vaccine resistance remains high, as only 20% of Americans say they would ‘get the vaccine as soon as possible’

Jared Hopkins | 
[Many registered voters] want to wait until [a COVID vaccine] has been available for a while to see if there ...
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‘Least desirable guest at any party’: Botched US COVID response puts Olympic participation in danger

Louise Radnofsky, Rachel Bachman | 
[The U.S.] usually has the largest contingent of athletes at the Summer Games. And it’s the highest-value single market for ...
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How Alaska set up a gold standard COVID testing operation

Scott Patterson | 
As the coronavirus pandemic surged across the U.S. this spring, Alaska faced a raft of unique obstacles. Despite the hurdles, Alaska was ...
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COVID or the flu? How can you tell the difference?

Alina Dizik | 
Some symptoms of flu—as well as colds and other autumn ailments—are similar to Covid’s, making it harder to know what’s wrong ...
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We underestimated the ‘diabolical’ virus: How COVID confounded science

Natasha Khan, Robert Lee Hotz | 
Once inside a human cell, the new coronavirus has a rare ability to silence alarms that would normally alert the ...
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Dream Bank: Analysis of 38,000 dreams yield fresh insights

Robert Lee Hotz | 
In the largest digital dream study so far, researchers at Cambridge University’s Nokia Bell Labs in the U.K. recently created ...
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The world was making progress against killer flus. Then COVID hit.

Betsy McKay | 
The number of people living in extreme poverty globally has risen 7.1% so far this year in the pandemic, according ...
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How the World Health Organization fumbled its preparations for a global pandemic

Betsy McKay, Drew Hinshaw | 
The WHO spent years and hundreds of millions of dollars honing a globe-spanning system of defenses against a pandemic it ...
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Artificial blood edges closer to reality, spurred by pandemic-driven shortage

Nora Eckert | 
While scientists have developed backups for most parts of our bodies—from prosthetic limbs to titanium teeth implants—the production of artificial ...
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China gives unapproved experimental COVID-19 vaccine to hundreds of thousands of citizens

Chao Deng | 
China National Biotec Group Co., a subsidiary of state-owned Sinopharm, has given two experimental vaccine candidates to hundreds of thousands of people ...