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Viewpoint: Great Barrington Declaration arguing for herd immunity ‘takes page from denialist propaganda playbook’

When you’ve been examining pseudoscientific and quack claims for over two decades, you start to recognize patterns in the strategies ...
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Infographic: 5 different ways COVID vaccines work

COVID vaccine hesitancy is on the rise, perhaps in the wake of pressure to speed approval beyond scientific reason. But I think ...
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How COVID-19 resembles a sexually transmitted disease

Viruses walk a fine line between severity and transmissibility. If they are too virulent, they kill or incapacitate their hosts; ...
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Using CRISPR to fight antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’

The superbugs are winning the antibiotics wars. CRISPR could turn the tide ...
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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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5 things you should know if you have COVID and are asymptomatic

Blood tests that check for exposure to the coronavirus are starting to come online, and preliminary findings suggest that many ...
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Viewpoint: Ideology, politics pollute the debate over health risks of red meat

For decades there has been a statistical controversy about meat. By statistical I mean it was never a real health ...
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Viewpoint: ‘All natural’ pet food is no better for Fido, and it’s terrible for the environment

Gone are the days when a proud new pet owner could waltz into the grocery store and pick up a ...
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COVID-19 conspiracy theories give people the feeling of being in control

A few weeks ago, I took an uncomfortable trip down the rabbit hole of Covid-19 conspiracy theory videos. As a newly ...
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Vaccine ‘durability’: COVID-19 immunizations coming soon but will they last?

As the days unfold with a seeming sameness in this odd summer of the pandemic, news of vaccine clinical trials ...
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COVID-19 is causing silent epidemics — societal and medical crises

As the nation emerges in fits and starts from the lockdowns spurred by the first wave of COVID-19 illnesses, we’re ...
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Viewpoint: Pesticides on produce aren’t dangerous. Ignore the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and eat more fruits and veggies

A uniquely frightening time like this provides a great moment for us all to do what’s best for neighbors, employees, ...
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Viewpoint: Activist opposition to GMOs fueled by an ‘extremist’ vision of nature

We would like to take the opportunity on #Worldenvironmentday to come back to a problem we have been thinking about ...
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The Three Stooges illustrate why coronavirus-fighting ‘antibody cocktails’ could help contain the virus well before a vaccine

“You imbecile!” bellowed Moe Howard as he stuck a finger up the nose of Curly. Moe the bully would often ...
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5 factors explaining vast differences in how each of us responds to dangers posed by COVID-19

From mask wearing to physical distancing, individuals wield a lot of power in how the coronavirus outbreak plays out. Behavioral ...
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Viewpoint: GMO skeptics abuse UN Biodiversity Conference to promote anti-biotech agenda

Countless people continue to suffer and die needlessly as a result of the arbitrary and unscientific restrictions forged at the ...
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Are we facing an ‘Insect Apocalypse’ caused by ‘intensive, industrial’ farming and agricultural chemicals? The media say yes; Science says ‘no’

The media call it the “Insect Apocalypse”. In the past three years, the phrase has become an accepted truth of ...
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Viewpoint: Why the world needs GMOs—4 farmers make the case for biotech crops

The lopsided conversation between experienced farmers and clueless activists has severe consequences ...
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‘Humanized mice’: Chimeras fuel quest to treat chronic diseases, cancer and even COVID-19

Some medical conditions can't be ethically investigated in humans, so researchers are finding interesting ways to grow people parts in ...