Behind the scenes of America’s troubled COVID vaccine rollout

Behind the scenes of America’s troubled COVID vaccine rollout

[W]hy is it taking so long to vaccinate Americans? The answer starts with tens of millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses ...
‘Long COVID’: One third of symptomatic survivors have long haul symptoms

‘Long COVID’: One third of symptomatic survivors have long haul symptoms

About 33% of COVID-19 patients who were never sick enough to require hospitalization continue to complain months later of symptoms ...
Debunking 7 myths about the COVID vaccine

Debunking 7 myths about the COVID vaccine

[W]idespread immunization is the fastest and best way to begin to return to a more normal way of life. Seven ...
Best in the world — 90% of Israelis over 50 are fully vaccinated against COVID. How did Israel do it?

Best in the world — 90% of Israelis over 50 are fully vaccinated against COVID. How did Israel do it?

A rush of Israeli medical research — some emerging too fast for academic journals to keep up — reveals that ...
COVID shots and "The Mark of the Beast'? Battling religious vaccine misinformation

COVID shots and “The Mark of the Beast’? Battling religious vaccine misinformation

The Book of Revelation describes the End Time as a bloody battle filled with persecution, during which a beast forces ...
Video: Here’s why COVID mutant variants are spreading so fast

Video: Here’s why COVID mutant variants are spreading so fast

As highly transmissible coronavirus variants sweep across the world, scientists are racing to understand why these new versions of the ...
Part 2: Why is Africa the global COVID-19 'cold spot'? — The historical challenge of disentangling genes and environment

Part 2: Why is Africa the global COVID-19 ‘cold spot’? — The historical challenge of disentangling genes and environment

Does greater prior exposure to pathogens, including other recent coronaviruses, help explain why Africa is a COVID-19 cold spot, despite ...
Mass vaccination campaigns are always challenging. Here’s how the US fared with a previous outbreak

Mass vaccination campaigns are always challenging. Here’s how the US fared with a previous outbreak

On April 12, 1955, the U.S. government licensed the first vaccine against poliomyelitis, created by Dr. Jonas Salk, after scientists ...
With symptoms from rashes to strokes, is COVID a blood vessel disease?

With symptoms from rashes to strokes, is COVID a blood vessel disease?

Some of the earliest insights into how COVID-19 can act like a vascular disease came from studying the aftermath of the most ...
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 ...
Part 1: Defying all predictions, Africa is the global COVID-19 ‘cold spot’. How come health officials and the media are not honestly exploring why?

Part 1: Defying all predictions, Africa is the global COVID-19 ‘cold spot’. How come health officials and the media are not honestly exploring why?

The first confirmed COVID-19 case in Africa was on February 14, 2020 in Egypt. The first in sub-Saharan Africa appeared ...
COVID evolution: ‘What other variants might be out there?’

COVID evolution: ‘What other variants might be out there?’

Tracking the subtle changes to the virus’ RNA is like global detective work, requiring health officials around the world to ...
Lagging global vaccine rollout could open the door to more mutant strains, complicating recovery

Lagging global vaccine rollout could open the door to more mutant strains, complicating recovery

The virus continues to spread rapidly in many parts of the world, even as segments of the population have gained ...
‘Spread like wildfire’: Conspiracy theories undermining COVID vaccine efforts spreading from Western countries to Africa

‘Spread like wildfire’: Conspiracy theories undermining COVID vaccine efforts spreading from Western countries to Africa

Anti-vaccine sentiment, often fed by rumours spread on social media, is already thriving in the West. But a similar dynamic ...
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Here is COVID good news: It’s jumpstarted biomedical innovation

As we look back at the past few months, I see three lessons that health care researchers can take from ...
Optimizing vaccine rollout: Should we be concerned about taking possibly less effective — but easier to distribute — COVID shots like AstraZeneca's and J&J's?

Optimizing vaccine rollout: Should we be concerned about taking possibly less effective — but easier to distribute — COVID shots like AstraZeneca’s and J&J’s?

Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi knows that a vaccine that offers 70% protection against COVID-19 could be a valuable tool against the ...
Is the flu more dangerous than COVID, as many people believe? Study shows risk of COVID death is 3.5 times higher

Is the flu more dangerous than COVID, as many people believe? Study shows risk of COVID death is 3.5 times higher

"We can now say definitively that COVID-19 is much more severe than seasonal influenza," said… Dr. Amol Verma, a researcher ...
What you need to know about the one-shot vaccine by Johnson & Johnson

What you need to know about the one-shot vaccine by Johnson & Johnson

More than two months after its last COVID-19 vaccine authorization, the FDA authorized for emergency use a one-shot vaccine from ...
Could vaccines accelerate the evolution of more dangerous mutant COVID variants?

Could vaccines accelerate the evolution of more dangerous mutant COVID variants?

Some scientists have argued that it would be better to use the scarce vaccines to give first doses to as ...
Hundreds of novel coronaviruses likely lurking in animal species around the world

Hundreds of novel coronaviruses likely lurking in animal species around the world

[New research] identifies hundreds of animal species that may become infected with known coronaviruses, although many of these infections haven't ...
Long COVID: Some people may never fully recover

Long COVID: Some people may never fully recover

They hadn’t been hospitalized. They were relatively young and otherwise in good health, without the underlying conditions like obesity and ...
Emerging symptoms of COVID: Stuttering, forgetfulness, mania, and even psychosis

Emerging symptoms of COVID: Stuttering, forgetfulness, mania, and even psychosis

An early survey of 153 COVID-19 patients in the U.K. and a more recent preprint study of people hospitalized with ...
Reality dawning: COVID will alter how we live for years or decades to come

Reality dawning: COVID will alter how we live for years or decades to come

The ease with which the coronavirus spreads, the emergence of new strains and poor access to vaccines in large parts ...
Playing ‘wait and see’ with the COVID vaccine? Here’s the variety of reasons why people report hesitancy

Playing ‘wait and see’ with the COVID vaccine? Here’s the variety of reasons why people report hesitancy

31% of the public say that when an FDA-approved vaccine for COVID-19 is available to them for free, they will ...
Did closing schools cost lives?

Did closing schools cost lives?

Killing people? Because of several months of Zoom school? How could that be?  Well, there is a well-documented association between ...
Viewpoint: An open economy by April? Why the US could reach COVID herd immunity by spring

Viewpoint: An open economy by April? Why the US could reach COVID herd immunity by spring

[COVID] cases are down 77% over the past six weeks. If a medication slashed cases by 77%, we’d call it ...
Infographic: How dangerous COVID mutant strains develop

Infographic: How dangerous COVID mutant strains develop

Sometime in 2019, probably in China, SARS CoV-2 figured out a way to interact with a specific "spike" on the ...
'Wait and see?' 41% of Black women have reservations about COVID shots, 50% of African Americans don’t trust US healthcare system

‘Wait and see?’ 41% of Black women have reservations about COVID shots, 50% of African Americans don’t trust US healthcare system

The latest from the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor finds that Black men (45%) and women (41%) are more likely than ...
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