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Infographic: COVID rejection ideology — Vaccine skeptics are also prevention skeptics

Infographic: COVID rejection ideology — Vaccine skeptics are also prevention skeptics

Philip Bump | 
How many Americans won’t get the vaccine? If the figure is fairly low, the ability of the virus to spread ...
‘Public health can supersede individual rights’: Government mandated vaccinations are not violations of personal liberty, courts determined a century ago

‘Public health can supersede individual rights’: Government mandated vaccinations are not violations of personal liberty, courts determined a century ago

Gillian Brockell | 
[A]s millions of Americans get vaccinated voluntarily against the coronavirus and society starts to reopen, questions loom about how far ...
‘Cancer has never been part of your story’: Cautionary tale of a misdiagnosis that wreaked havoc on a patient and his family for 35 years

‘Cancer has never been part of your story’: Cautionary tale of a misdiagnosis that wreaked havoc on a patient and his family for 35 years

Jeff Henigson | 
Ten days [after my brain cancer surgery as a teenager,] they had removed the staples from the left side of ...
Inside the Biden Administration's current plan to help shape ‘vaccine passports’ in the US

Inside the Biden Administration’s current plan to help shape ‘vaccine passports’ in the US

The [vaccine passport] initiative has emerged as an early test of the Biden administration, with officials working to coordinate across ...
Viewpoint: MAGA right targets Dr. Fauci to promote alternative reality about COVID dangers

Viewpoint: MAGA right targets Dr. Fauci to promote alternative reality about COVID dangers

Michael Gerson | 
American citizens have witnessed one of the most dramatic vindications of scientific expertise in our history. We have been healthier ...
Viewpoint: Do some of us carry ‘warrior genes’ that pry the door open to more violent behavior? Courts and scientists debate

Viewpoint: Do some of us carry ‘warrior genes’ that pry the door open to more violent behavior? Courts and scientists debate

Gene Robinson, Nita Farahany | 
Should a criminal defendant be allowed to argue that a specific gene rendered him unable to control his violent behavior? ...
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Evolution and COVID-19: How nature is staying one step ahead of vaccines and the dangers that pose for the years ahead

Carolyn Johnson | 
As scientists work to get a handle on [COVID] variants, the situation gives the public a rare front-row seat and ...
Concussions may soon be diagnosable with a simple saliva test

Concussions may soon be diagnosable with a simple saliva test

Adam Kilgore | 
A team of scientists and doctors studied more than 150 rugby players at England’s highest level between 2017 and 2019, ...
Even as restrictions on vaccine eligibility disappear, hesitancy mushrooms

Even as restrictions on vaccine eligibility disappear, hesitancy mushrooms

Isaac Stanley-Becker | 
Places like Mississippi that have already scrapped their eligibility rules offer the rest of the country a glimpse of the ...
QAnon followers play key role in infecting Facebook with vaccine conspiracy theories

QAnon followers play key role in infecting Facebook with vaccine conspiracy theories

Elizabeth Dwoskin | 
[A new research effort by Facebook] is a large-scale attempt to understand the spread of ideas that contribute to vaccine ...
Hope for long-haulers? Vaccines quell symptoms in some patients

Hope for long-haulers? Vaccines quell symptoms in some patients

Ben Guarino, Lenny Bernstein | 
Some people who have spent months suffering from long-haul covid-19 are taking to social media to report their delight at ...
51,418 times higher — For one surviving baby infected with a new COVID variant, their viral load was astronomical. What might this portend?

51,418 times higher — For one surviving baby infected with a new COVID variant, their viral load was astronomical. What might this portend?

Ariana Eunjung Cha | 
[O]ne newborn [treated for COVID at the Children’s National Hospital in DC] was unusual. The baby was very sick, for ...
Will Trump-country, vaccine-hesitant Republicans block the US from reaching herd immunity?

Will Trump-country, vaccine-hesitant Republicans block the US from reaching herd immunity?

Dan Diamond | 
[U]nlike many at-risk Americans seeking safety and an end to the pandemic, [80-year-old retiree] Margaret refuses to get a coronavirus ...
Apocalyptic and conspiratorial views are escalating as the pandemic persists

Apocalyptic and conspiratorial views are escalating as the pandemic persists

Marc Fisher | 
Since ancient times, pandemics have spurred sharp turns in political beliefs, spawning extremist movements, waves of mistrust and wholesale rejection ...
Best in the world — 90% of Israelis over 50 are fully vaccinated against COVID. How did Israel do it?

Best in the world — 90% of Israelis over 50 are fully vaccinated against COVID. How did Israel do it?

A rush of Israeli medical research — some emerging too fast for academic journals to keep up — reveals that ...
COVID shots and "The Mark of the Beast'? Battling religious vaccine misinformation

COVID shots and “The Mark of the Beast’? Battling religious vaccine misinformation

Elizabeth Dwoskin | 
The Book of Revelation describes the End Time as a bloody battle filled with persecution, during which a beast forces ...
Infographic: History’s 11 deadliest plagues, from the Antonine epidemic in ancient Rome to COVID-19

Infographic: History’s 11 deadliest plagues, from the Antonine epidemic in ancient Rome to COVID-19

Michael Rosenwald | 
The novel coronavirus took just a few months to sweep the globe. More than 2.5 million people around the world ...
First lab-grown steak is here. Will lack of regulation stymie its race to the market?

First lab-grown steak is here. Will lack of regulation stymie its race to the market?

Laura Reiley | 
Frequently plant-based products have been patties or processed nuggets — “everyday” foods easier for companies to produce — that aim ...
Worse than COVID-19? Why the next virus might be a lot more dangerous

Worse than COVID-19? Why the next virus might be a lot more dangerous

Miriam Berger | 
Since the first reports of the coronavirus began circulating nearly a year ago, the WHO has repeatedly warned that the ...
Monoclonal antibodies can keep the COVID infected out of the hospital. Why are hospitals not using them?

Monoclonal antibodies can keep the COVID infected out of the hospital. Why are hospitals not using them?

Laurie McGinley | 
Monoclonal antibodies — described as “unbelievable” by President Trump, who received the treatment this fall — are designed for patients newly diagnosed with ...
‘The Pattern Seekers’: How has autism driven human evolution?

‘The Pattern Seekers’: How has autism driven human evolution?

Lucinda Robb | 
Unfortunately, “The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention” by Cambridge University professor Simon Baron-Cohen never really lives up to ...
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India may hold the key for manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines for the developing world

Joanna Slater | 
Ask [billionaire Adar Poonawalla] about the race for a coronavirus vaccine and he will offer some unvarnished opinions. One prominent ...
Moderna tweaking COVID vaccine to target evasive new variants

Moderna tweaking COVID vaccine to target evasive new variants

[A] highly transmissible variant first detected in people who had recently traveled to Brazil was discovered in Minnesota. Moderna, the ...
Type 1 diabetes is caused by eating too much sugar, and four other myths about the disease

Type 1 diabetes is caused by eating too much sugar, and four other myths about the disease

Laura Todd Carns | 
According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, 34.2 million Americans had diabetes in 2018. Of those, only 1.6 ...
Nearly 60% of COVID-19 cases spread by asymptomatic carriers, CDC finds

Nearly 60% of COVID-19 cases spread by asymptomatic carriers, CDC finds

Ben Guarino | 
Regardless of whether you feel ill, wear a mask, wash your hands, stay socially distant and get a coronavirus test ...
COVID-19 linked to early Alzheimer’s and other forms of cognitive decline

COVID-19 linked to early Alzheimer’s and other forms of cognitive decline

Tara Bahrampour | 
Decades of evidence from other respiratory viruses, along with observations of patients in recent months, suggests such infections may increase ...
Colonizing Mars? Here’s the technology we need to make that happen

Colonizing Mars? Here’s the technology we need to make that happen

David Von Drehle | 
Though it is the most livable non-Earth planet within our grasp, Mars is brutally hostile to life: It is as cold as Antarctica, ...
Viewpoint: The COVID vaccine rollout isn’t going well in the US. Here’s what we need to change

Viewpoint: The COVID vaccine rollout isn’t going well in the US. Here’s what we need to change

Drew Altman | 
[F]ew Americans can answer the basic question: When and where can I get vaccinated? The country needs a distribution strategy ...
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