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Flu vaccine makers plan to increase production as they brace for unprecedented winter season

Lena Sun | 
Even though flu season doesn’t begin until the fall, major flu vaccine manufacturers say they plan to boost production by ...
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Even with a vaccine, COVID-19 might be here to stay. Here’s what that means for society

Carolyn Johnson, William Wan | 
It is a daunting proposition — a coronavirus-tinged world without a foreseeable end. But experts in epidemiology, disaster planning and ...
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Infographic: How COVID-19 mutated to infect the world

Joel Achenbach, Sarah Kaplan | 
A change in the virus was appearing again and again. This mutation, associated with outbreaks in Europe and New York, ...
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Quest for coronavirus vaccine is the new ‘space race’. Will bragging rights go to China or the US?

Carolyn Johnson, Eva Dou | 
The same day in mid-March that the United States launched human testing of its first experimental coronavirus vaccine, scientists in ...

Social and health complications in children linked to aging parents. Should age restrictions on fertility treatments be raised?

Eric Berger | 
For nearly 40 years, fertility treatment has grown ever more advanced and so entrenched that it’s not uncommon for couples ...
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Trump administration drops transgender health protections

Ariana Eunjung Cha | 
The Trump administration on Friday [June 12] reversed non-discrimination protections for transgender people in health care, a policy shift that ...

Older vaccines for polio and tuberculosis could ‘rev up’ the body’s immune system to counter COVID-19

Carolyn Johnson, Steven Mufson | 
Two tried-and-true vaccines — a century-old inoculation against tuberculosis and a decades-old polio vaccine once given as a sugar cube ...
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Living at high altitudes may offer natural defense against COVID-19

Simeon Tegel | 
Just 916 of Peru’s 141,000 cases come from the Cusco region, meaning its contagion rate is more than 80 percent ...

COVID-19 evolving to be less deadly? Experts challenge Italian doctor’s claims

Has the novel coronavirus in Italy changed in some significant way? That was the suggestion of a top doctor in ...
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On second thought: Sweden’s top epidemiologist says nation should have done more to slow COVID-19

Michael Birnbaum | 
For months, the world has watched Sweden's light-touch approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic, wondering whether it was genius or ...
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Rethinking COVID-19 school restrictions: Few cases, almost no fatalities and no documented incidents of child-to-adult transmission

Daniel Halperin | 
As lockdown restrictions ease, a critical question looms: When do we reopen schools? Parents and others weighing covid-19′s risk to ...

New coronavirus test problem: Not enough people seeking tests in some states

Four months into the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, tests for the virus finally are becoming widely available, a crucial step toward ...

Infographic: From head to toe, coronavirus affects the body in unpredictable ways

Ariana Cha, Lenny Bernstein | 
Today, there is widespread recognition the novel coronavirus is far more unpredictable than a simple respiratory virus. Often it attacks ...
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Moderna announces July clinical trials after experimental coronavirus vaccine shows promising early results

Carolyn Johnson | 
Moderna, the Massachusetts biotechnology company behind a leading effort to create a coronavirus vaccine, announced promising early results from its ...

Viewpoint: Anti-vaxxers are expected to fight a coronavirus vaccine. Here’s one way to deal with them

Alan Levinovitz, Jennifer Reich | 
[T]he race for a [coronavirus] vaccine and the techniques being used to manufacture it are bound to activate some familiar ...
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Second massive locust swarm hits East Africa, exacerbating already severe food shortage threat

Luis Tato, Max Bearak | 
They’re back: Trillions of locusts descend on East Africa in second wave. Think of locusts as giant, hormonally charged, very ...
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Viewpoint: Medical ethics shouldn’t stop coronavirus vaccine researchers from experimenting on healthy people

The pandemic has thrown previous moral assumptions into disarray. ... Research ethics normally prohibits exposing human subjects to significant risk ...
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Can we trust coronavirus antibody tests never reviewed by the FDA?

Laurie McGinley | 
The Food and Drug Administration, criticized for slowness in authorizing tests to detect coronavirus infections, has taken a strikingly different ...

Anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine linked to higher death rate in VA coronavirus patient study

Christopher Rowland | 
An anti-malarial drug President Trump has aggressively promoted to treat covid-19 had no benefit and was linked to higher rates ...

‘It’s a cacophony’: Quest for coronavirus treatments undermined by ‘disorganized and scattershot’ US approach

Carolyn Johnson | 
In a desperate bid to find treatments for people sickened by the coronavirus, doctors and drug companies have launched more ...
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‘Failures aren’t for lack of trying’: The quest to find a drug for Alzheimer’s

Christie Aschwanden | 
In February, pharmaceutical companies Roche and Eli Lilly announced that two experimental drugs they had developed for Alzheimer’s disease had ...
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Bringing ‘medical lore’ to life: Century-old practice of plasma infusions could be used against coronavirus

Ben Guarino, Carolyn Johnson | 
An old idea for fighting infections — an approach most physicians know about only from medical lore — is being ...
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‘Anecdote and feeling over science and fact’: Exploring President Trump’s embrace of controversial anti-malarial drug

As he stares down a pandemic, economic collapse and a political crisis of his own, President Trump thinks he may ...
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Racing for a COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t mean we’ll have one this year

Jacqueline Alemany | 
THE CORONA-VACCINE RACE: The desperate search for a vaccine for covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is in ...
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‘Deep structural problems’: Examining the US failure to quickly develop a coronavirus test

On a Jan. 15 conference call, a leading scientist at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assured local ...
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DNA tests can guide breast cancer treatment, while also raising questions we can’t yet answer

Sarah Richards | 
In a new era of precision medicine, the role of genetics is becoming increasingly critical to determine who might benefit ...
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Aging America: In 30 years, 13.8 million people in the US may have Alzheimer’s

Linda Searing | 
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common dementia among older adults, now affects about 5.8 million U.S. residents 65 and older — ...
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The coronavirus isn’t mutating quickly. That could mean a one-time vaccination against it

Joel Achenbach | 
The coronavirus is not mutating significantly as it circulates through the human population, according to scientists who are closely studying ...