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False security: Many schools and businesses rely on temperature tests but COVID often not linked to fever

[E]xperts and medical groups increasingly say that [temperature testing] isn’t a good gauge of Covid-19 as many infected children and ...
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Vaccine resistance remains high, as only 20% of Americans say they would ‘get the vaccine as soon as possible’

[Many registered voters] want to wait until [a COVID vaccine] has been available for a while to see if there ...
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‘Least desirable guest at any party’: Botched US COVID response puts Olympic participation in danger

[The U.S.] usually has the largest contingent of athletes at the Summer Games. And it’s the highest-value single market for ...
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How Alaska set up a gold standard COVID testing operation

As the coronavirus pandemic surged across the U.S. this spring, Alaska faced a raft of unique obstacles. Despite the hurdles, Alaska was ...
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COVID or the flu? How can you tell the difference?

Some symptoms of flu—as well as colds and other autumn ailments—are similar to Covid’s, making it harder to know what’s wrong ...
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We underestimated the ‘diabolical’ virus: How COVID confounded science

Once inside a human cell, the new coronavirus has a rare ability to silence alarms that would normally alert the ...
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Dream Bank: Analysis of 38,000 dreams yield fresh insights

In the largest digital dream study so far, researchers at Cambridge University’s Nokia Bell Labs in the U.K. recently created ...
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The world was making progress against killer flus. Then COVID hit.

The number of people living in extreme poverty globally has risen 7.1% so far this year in the pandemic, according ...
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How the World Health Organization fumbled its preparations for a global pandemic

The WHO spent years and hundreds of millions of dollars honing a globe-spanning system of defenses against a pandemic it ...
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Artificial blood edges closer to reality, spurred by pandemic-driven shortage

While scientists have developed backups for most parts of our bodies—from prosthetic limbs to titanium teeth implants—the production of artificial ...
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China gives unapproved experimental COVID-19 vaccine to hundreds of thousands of citizens

China National Biotec Group Co., a subsidiary of state-owned Sinopharm, has given two experimental vaccine candidates to hundreds of thousands of people ...
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Why China’s ‘crack’ disease control agency failed to contain COVID

“I can very confidently say there won’t be another ‘SARS incident,” [China CDC director George] Gao said in a speech ...
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Here’s why and how college football played on during the deadlier 1918 pandemic

The 1918-19 flu scourge was more lethal than the current coronavirus pandemic, killing 675,000 in the U.S., and was especially ...
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Rival COVID vaccine developers issue joint pledge they will not seek government approval until immunizations proven ‘safe and effective’

Nine drugmakers said Tuesday their chief executives signed a pledge promising to not file for regulatory approval or authorization of ...
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‘It’s not our job’: How Trump and Jared Kusnher created the COVID supply chaos that persists today

The Trump administration has been criticized for minimizing the threat of the virus and offering mixed messaging on mask-wearing and ...
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China dangling access to COVID vaccines to other countries in diplomatic power plays

Beijing’s top officials and some of its drugmakers have begun promising early access to countries of strategic interest as it ...
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Amazon Halo Band: Health and wellness tracker or useless (but clever) gadget?

[Amazon’s new health and wellness wristband and app, Amazon Halo, can] track body-fat percentage, heart rate and its users’ activity ...
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How long will protective antibodies generated by a vaccine likely work?

Only a handful of vaccines generate lifetime immunity for most people, such as the ones for measles, a viral infection ...
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Pandemic’s economic shock could exacerbate stagnation in emerging markets

[COVID-19 is] potentially entrenching the divide between the world’s rich and poorer parts. In the first decade of the 21st century, ...
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