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Viewpoint: How Canada corralled COVID while the US failed

There are a number of theories as to why Canada has managed to flatten the Covid-19 curve much better than ...
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Even if a COVID vaccine is approved this winter, most Americans won’t get access until mid-2021

While a "very limited supply" of a Covid-19 vaccine might be ready in November or December, it "will have to ...
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Struggle to decide when kids should go back to school mirrors 1918 pandemic debate

During the influenza pandemic in 1918, even though the world was a very different place, the discussion [about whether to ...
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‘Overwhelmingly positive’: Fauci says ‘independent board’ has authority to end vaccine trials early and roll out immunizations

Although two ongoing clinical trials of 30,000 volunteers are expected to conclude by the end of the year, [Anthony] Fauci ...
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Even if widely embraced, vaccines are not a ‘silver bullet’ to containing COVID

Americans looking to a vaccine as the way out of the coronavirus pandemic should consider a more comprehensive approach, a ...
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Despite anti-vax fears, vaccines are safe

A review of 58 different changes to labels on vaccines made between 1996 and 2015 has shown very few dangers ...
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Trump administration, CDC fumbling efforts to push back against vaccine deniers

While anti-vaxxers flood social media with lies about the upcoming coronavirus vaccine -- that it contains monkey brains, that it's ...
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‘Will a COVID vaccine work on the grossly overweight? Our prediction is no’

[I]n the United States, where at least 4.6 million people have been infected and nearly 155,000 have died, the promise ...
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Natural immunity: Some people who have not gotten the virus may be naturally protected

[A] study, published in the journal Nature on [July 29], found that among a sample of 68 healthy adults in Germany who ...
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You are what your hair says you are: Follicles provide a map of your diet and health

Your mop can potentially shed light on whether you prefer veggie burgers or cheeseburgers, a new study has suggested. Researchers ...
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Gum health linked to mental health problems

Periodontal disease is associated with a wide range of health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia, making the ...
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Dinosaur cancer? We suffer from malignancies that afflicted our distant biological relatives

[S]cientists say they have, for the first time, found that dinosaurs suffered from osteosarcoma -- an aggressive malignant cancer that ...
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Beyond anti-vax activism, what could slow embrace of COVID-19 vaccines? Production and logistics

Once a vaccine is approved, every American won't be able to get it at once. That sets up the unenviable ...
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Is Dr. Fauci involved in a plot to profit from coronavirus? Sinclair Network pulls Eric Bolling Plandemic conspiracy program that claimed just that

Over the weekend, Sinclair announced it would postpone and "rework" the segment featuring discredited "Plandemic" researcher Judy Mikovits which was ...
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Vaccine race accelerates, as Moderna-NIH partnership drug induces immune responses in all Phase 1 volunteers

[E]arly results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on [July 14], showed that [Moderna’s COVID-19] vaccine worked to ...
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Aging eyes? Staring at bright red light could rescue your vision

A few minutes of looking into a deep red light could have a dramatic effect on preventing eyesight decline as ...
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Cytokine storms: This doctor hunting down a COVID-19 treatment the same way he cured his own rare disease

35-year-old associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine [David Fajgenbaum] leads the school's Center for Cytokine ...
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Why this COVID-19 spike is different: Current U.S. mutated version much more infectious than first wave virus but no more deadly

[A new COVID-19] mutation makes the virus more likely to infect people but does not seem to make them any ...
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Will herd immunity curb COVID-19? Not with rampant spread of ‘anti-science, anti-authority, anti-vaccine’ views

With government support, three coronavirus vaccines are expected to be studied in large-scale clinical trials in the next three months ...
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Is speed more important than safety? Operation Warp Speed triggers public fears regulators are cutting coronavirus vaccine corners

"I'm a bit concerned to see there's a fair amount of skepticism in the American public about whether or not ...
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Viewpoint: We can’t blame genetics for government ‘indifference, missteps and political calculations’ in COVID-19 deaths

The influx of geneticists studying Covid-19 is good news; brilliant minds that examine a problem from different perspectives is our ...
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Even one can of soda a day could increase risk of heart disease, study says

Even one serving daily of a sugary soft drink is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease. That's according to ...
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Drinking and smoking ‘of any level’ while pregnant may harm baby’s development, study says

If you're stressed or wanting to enjoy virtual happy hour with friends while pregnant, having a glass of wine every ...
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Not all children are safe from COVID-19: Mysterious childhood illness similar to Kawasaki disease linked to coronavirus

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory to thousands of doctors across the country [May ...
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Skeletons of Africans enslaved in Mexico reveal extreme hardships of the Atlantic slave trade

In a study published [April 30] in the journal Current Biology, scientists tell the stories of three 16th-century enslaved Africans ...
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‘Crazy beast’ fossil shows how weird evolution can get

Researchers have uncovered the fossil of an early mammal named the "crazy beast" that lived 66 million years ago on ...
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If coronavirus vaccines don’t work, what’s plan B?

As countries lie frozen in lockdown and billions of people lose their livelihoods, public figures are teasing a breakthrough that ...
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Can you get reinfected? 2% of recovered coronavirus patients in South Korea test positive for the disease

In South Korea, health officials are trying to solve a mystery: why 163 people who recovered from coronavirus have retested ...
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