At least 80% COVID vaccine coverage is needed to significantly lower risk of ‘imported’ coronavirus variants, WHO says

At least 80% COVID vaccine coverage is needed to significantly lower risk of ‘imported’ coronavirus variants, WHO says

COVID-19 vaccination coverage of at least 80% is needed to significantly lower the risk that “imported” coronavirus cases like those ...
‘The effects of naloxone are amazing’: Hospitals in Colorado give out free doses of opioid overdose antidote to at-risk abusers of fentanyl, prescription opioids or heroin

‘The effects of naloxone are amazing’: Hospitals in Colorado give out free doses of opioid overdose antidote to at-risk abusers of fentanyl, prescription opioids or heroin

[W]hat if hospital physicians simply handed a vial of naloxone to the patients they worry are most likely to die, ...
Are masks causing more harm than good in battling COVID? Fringe journal publishes speculative report falsely linked to Stanford, fueling conservative media outburst

Are masks causing more harm than good in battling COVID? Fringe journal publishes speculative report falsely linked to Stanford, fueling conservative media outburst

Websites and social media users ranging from political candidates to health influencers are falsely claiming a study published on a ...
Arizona governor poised to sign or veto bill making it a felony to abort a fetus with genetic abnormalities like Down syndrome

Arizona governor poised to sign or veto bill making it a felony to abort a fetus with genetic abnormalities like Down syndrome

Republicans who control the Arizona Legislature on [April 22] approved a sweeping anti-abortion bill that bans the procedure if the ...
Top disease control official in China admits its vaccines are less effective, then gets rebuked by central government

Top disease control official in China admits its vaccines are less effective, then gets rebuked by central government

China has distributed hundreds of millions of doses of domestically made vaccines abroad and is relying on them for its ...
Arizona House passes bill making it a felony to terminate a pregnancy if the fetus has a survivable genetic abnormality

Arizona House passes bill making it a felony to terminate a pregnancy if the fetus has a survivable genetic abnormality

The Republican-controlled Arizona House on [April 1] approved a sweeping abortion bill that makes it a felony for a doctor ...
While many prisoners agree to vaccinations, prison guards emerge as hotbed of vaccine hesitancy

While many prisoners agree to vaccinations, prison guards emerge as hotbed of vaccine hesitancy

As states have begun COVID-19 inoculations at prisons across the country, corrections employees are refusing vaccines at alarming rates, causing ...
‘Another animal in the zoo’: Indian virus expert expects coronavirus to mutate into less harmful variants

‘Another animal in the zoo’: Indian virus expert expects coronavirus to mutate into less harmful variants

Will the coronavirus, which has already killed more than 2 million people worldwide, eventually be eliminated by a global vaccination ...
Long COVID: This woman’s symptoms started the day COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. A year later, she is still struggling

Long COVID: This woman’s symptoms started the day COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. A year later, she is still struggling

The same day a global pandemic was declared, [Rachel Van Lear] developed symptoms of COVID-19. A year later, she's still ...
Mississippi bans transgender athletes from competing on women's sports teams

Mississippi bans transgender athletes from competing on women’s sports teams

[March 11, Mississippi Republican Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill] to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls or women’s ...
Defying world trends, India sees dramatic drop in COVID cases, stumping scientists

Defying world trends, India sees dramatic drop in COVID cases, stumping scientists

[Early on in the pandemic, COVID] infections climbed dramatically for months and at one point India looked like it might ...
Full face and hand transplants give badly burned man ‘new chance at life’

Full face and hand transplants give badly burned man ‘new chance at life’

Almost six months after a rare face and hands transplant, Joe DiMeo is relearning how to smile, blink, pinch and ...
Most religious leaders at the head of the anti-abortion movement are backing COVID vaccines

Most religious leaders at the head of the anti-abortion movement are backing COVID vaccines

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which says fighting abortion is its “preeminent” priority, said last month that getting vaccinated ...
Video: Fire Fauci? Trump suggests he will take ‘advice’ of chanting supporters and dismiss America’s infectious disease expert ‘after the election’

Video: Fire Fauci? Trump suggests he will take ‘advice’ of chanting supporters and dismiss America’s infectious disease expert ‘after the election’

Speaking at a campaign rally in Opa-locka, Florida, Trump expressed frustration that the surging cases of the virus that has killed ...
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Can ancient potions treat COVID? Short on modern medicine, Peru’s indigenous groups give them a try

The coronavirus pandemic’s ruthless march through Peru — the country with the world’s highest per-population confirmed COVID-19 mortality rate — ...
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How COVID-19 kills

Nine of every 10 students worldwide shut out of their schools at one point. More than 7 million flights grounded ...
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‘Desperation is not a strategy’: Slew of low quality studies clouds picture of how to confront COVID-19

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research ...
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Activists push for magic mushroom decriminalization in DC

[July 8,] activists presented more than 36,000 signatures to the [Washington DC] Board of Elections. If the signatures hold up ...
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The rich get safer? Developing countries likely last in line to get virus vaccine

Worldwide, about a dozen potential COVID-19 vaccines are in early stages of testing. While some could move into late-stage testing ...
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How does herd immunity work – and could it protect us from COVID-19?

Herd immunity is when a virus can no longer spread easily because enough people are immune to it. That lowers ...
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Blood type and COVID-19 severity: Type O may help; Type A may hurt, study says

Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were ...
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Hydroxychloroquine found ‘no better than placebo pills’ in preventing COVID-19 in high risk people, New England Journal of Medicine study finds

A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, ...
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Novavax launches human clinical trial on coronavirus vaccine in Australia

A U.S. biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday [May 26] with hopes ...
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Can decades-old vaccines against polio and tuberculosis protect against the coronavirus?

Scientists are dusting off some decades-old vaccines against other germs to see if they could provide a little stopgap protection ...
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There’s still a lot we don’t know about China’s controversial CRISPR babies, including their health status

Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had helped make the first gene-edited babies. One year later, ...
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Caster Semenya testosterone ruling to be appealed by South African government

South Africa’s track federation will appeal against the recent Caster Semenya ruling, the country’s sports ministry has confirmed. The government ...
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Restoration of brain activity in dead pigs could lead to new treatments for stroke, drug overdose

Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical ...
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