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Here’s why the CDC relaxed its mask policy a week after announcing confusing guidance

Here’s why the CDC relaxed its mask policy a week after announcing confusing guidance

New York Times | 
For months, federal officials have vigorously warned that wearing masks and social distancing were necessary to contain the pandemic. So ...
People with compromised immune systems are likeliest evolutionary source of rogue COVID variants

People with compromised immune systems are likeliest evolutionary source of rogue COVID variants

New York Times | 
A coronavirus typically gains mutations on a slow-but-steady pace of about two per month. But this variant, called B.1.1.7, had ...
No endgame for COVID: In the face of vaccine hesitancy, herd immunity now appears out of reach in the US

No endgame for COVID: In the face of vaccine hesitancy, herd immunity now appears out of reach in the US

New York Times | 
Now, more than half of adults in the United States have been inoculated with at least one dose of a ...
Infographic: Africa and Asia are lagging behind rest of the world in mass vaccinating their populations

Infographic: Africa and Asia are lagging behind rest of the world in mass vaccinating their populations

New York Times | 
More than 345 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide in the three months since mass inoculation began ...
When we get COVID-19 under control, here's what it might turn into

When we get COVID-19 under control, here’s what it might turn into

New York Times | 
The coronavirus is here to stay, but once most adults are immune — following natural infection or vaccination — the ...
HIV patients can now get monthly, FDA-approved injections, replacing multiple daily treatments

HIV patients can now get monthly, FDA-approved injections, replacing multiple daily treatments

New York Times | 
The Food and Drug Administration on [January 21] approved a combination of two monthly shots for treatment of H.I.V. in ...
COVID vaccine benefits appear to outweigh minimal potential dangers for pregnant and breastfeeding women

COVID vaccine benefits appear to outweigh minimal potential dangers for pregnant and breastfeeding women

New York Times | 
[T]he American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the S.M.F.M. and other organizations have been calling on the F.D.A. to allow pregnant and lactating ...
Which provides longer-lasting immunity: Getting COVID or a vaccine?

Which provides longer-lasting immunity: Getting COVID or a vaccine?

New York Times | 
Which produces a stronger immune response: a natural infection or a vaccine? The short answer: We don’t know. But Covid-19 ...
As COVID is transmitted via airborne particles, there’s no evidence that sanitizing surfaces lowers risk of infection

As COVID is transmitted via airborne particles, there’s no evidence that sanitizing surfaces lowers risk of infection

New York Times | 
All over the world, workers are soaping, wiping and fumigating surfaces with an urgent sense of purpose: to fight the ...
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Women and HIV: 6 shots a year shown to be more effective than daily pill

New York Times | 
Women have had only one approved option for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, a course of drugs taken to prevent contracting ...
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After a vaccine or infection, how long will immunity to COVID last? It could be years, hopeful new data suggest

New York Times | 
Eight months after infection, most people who have recovered still have enough immune cells to fend off the virus and prevent ...
Long hauler phenomenon explained? In some COVID survivors, normally protective antibodies turn on their own cells

Long hauler phenomenon explained? In some COVID survivors, normally protective antibodies turn on their own cells

New York Times | 
At some point, the body’s defense system in [some COVID survivors shifts] into attacking itself, rather than the virus, [a ...
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How COVID causes delirium

New York Times | 
[A]bout half of [COVID] patients report neurological symptoms, including headaches, confusion and delirium, suggesting the virus may also attack the ...
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Protective ‘herd immunity’ may come a lot sooner than predicted

New York Times | 
To achieve so-called herd immunity — the point at which the virus can no longer spread widely because there are ...
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Worse than COVID19: Millions of deaths expected from other diseases as pandemic crisis sucks resources

New York Times | 
Until this year, TB and its deadly allies, H.I.V. and malaria, were on the run. The toll from each disease ...
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Can you get the coronavirus more than once within a few months? Scientists now say that’s unlikely

New York Times | 
A New Jersey doctor claimed several patients healed from one bout only to become reinfected with the coronavirus. And another doctor said ...
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Coronavirus antibody tests: Can they return us to ‘normal’?

New York Times | 
When will life return to normal, or at least a new normal? A major answer to the question of when ...
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Cytokine storms: How your own body fights against you during a coronavirus infection

New York Times | 
When the body first encounters a virus or a bacterium, the immune system ramps up and begins to fight the ...
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FDA approves rapid blood test for coronavirus antibodies. Could help determine who has ‘some’ immunity.

New York Times | 
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new test for coronavirus antibodies, the first for use in the ...

Why are girls with autism constantly misdiagnosed?

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  It took 10 years, ...
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