Some people appear genetically immune to catching COVID — but scientists are still not sure why

Some people appear genetically immune to catching COVID — but scientists are still not sure why

Amitha Kalaichandran | 
[Molecular biology professor Mayana] Zatz’s work is part of a growing effort to identify factors that may make people resistant ...
How Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to ‘get America vaccinated’ were undermined by… Facebook

How Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to ‘get America vaccinated’ were undermined by… Facebook

Emily Glazer, Jeff Horowitz, Sam Schechner | 
In mid-March, Mark Zuckerberg used his Facebook page to announce a goal that was both ambitious and personal. He wanted ...
One strategy that appears to sway vaccine reluctants: Appeals to faith

One strategy that appears to sway vaccine reluctants: Appeals to faith

Eboo Patel, Robert Jones | 
Our recent PRRI/IFYC Religion and the Vaccine Survey found clear progress in vaccine uptake, even among many hesitant groups, between ...
Think of vaccines more like flame retardants than impenetrable walls. Some people will inevitably get sick

Think of vaccines more like flame retardants than impenetrable walls. Some people will inevitably get sick

Katherine Wu | 
The first thing to know about the COVID-19 vaccines is that they’re doing exactly what they were designed and authorized ...
There are still no approved and effective therapies for thousands of ‘long haul’ COVID patients

There are still no approved and effective therapies for thousands of ‘long haul’ COVID patients

Melba Newsome | 
[A] study, published in February in the journal JAMA Network Open by researchers at the University of Washington, suggests that around ...
COVID vaccine confusion: Why is there so much conflicting advice about if and when to get a booster shot?

COVID vaccine confusion: Why is there so much conflicting advice about if and when to get a booster shot?

Arthur Allen, Sarah Jane Tribble | 
On boosters, Americans have heard conflicting messages from various parts of the U.S. government. Yet, [Anthony] Fauci said, “there is ...
‘Politics of natural immunity vs vaccines’: British Medical Journal reports US stands alone in ‘not counting’ immunity impact of people who have had COVID in recommendations

‘Politics of natural immunity vs vaccines’: British Medical Journal reports US stands alone in ‘not counting’ immunity impact of people who have had COVID in recommendations

Jennifer Block | 
When the vaccine rollout began in mid-December 2020, more than one quarter of Americans—91 million—had been infected with SARS-CoV-2, according ...
Musician Nicki Minaj hesitates to get a COVID vaccine because it ‘caused a friend of a friend to become impotent’. Let’s review the evidence

Musician Nicki Minaj hesitates to get a COVID vaccine because it ‘caused a friend of a friend to become impotent’. Let’s review the evidence

Aymann Ismail | 
Nicki Minaj turned a lot of heads [September 13] when she told her 22 million followers on Twitter that she ...
Global travel with Delta spreading? Here how experts recommend staying safe

Global travel with Delta spreading? Here how experts recommend staying safe

Jordi Lippe-McGraw | 
Although vaccinated individuals can catch and spread the delta variant, the vaccine is extremely effective (around 95%, according to Dr ...
Coronaviruses thrive in animals. Could a far more lethal COVID variant emerge in pets?

Coronaviruses thrive in animals. Could a far more lethal COVID variant emerge in pets?

Mick Bailey | 
The recent suggestion that ministers may have to consider culling or vaccinating animals to prevent the coronavirus from picking up another ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Digital version of snake-oil salesmen’ — Vaccine hesitant ‘Frontline Doctors’ group charging up to $700 for inexpensive ivermectin treatments

Vera Bergengruen | 
Over the past three months, a TIME investigation found, hundreds of AFLD [America’s Frontline Doctors] customers and donors have accused ...
COVID-fighting pills edge closer to proof-of-efficacy

COVID-fighting pills edge closer to proof-of-efficacy

Peter Landers | 
Osaka-based Shionogi, which helped develop the blockbuster cholesterol drug Crestor, said it designed its pill to attack the Covid-19 virus ...
We will all likely get COVID. How can we adapt to living with the virus?

We will all likely get COVID. How can we adapt to living with the virus?

Sarah Zhang | 
We don’t know exactly how the four common-cold coronaviruses first came to infect humans, but some have speculated that at ...
COVID vaccine and mask guidance confusion? Why we should cut the CDC some slack — It’s the norm when dealing with fast-evolving disease crises

COVID vaccine and mask guidance confusion? Why we should cut the CDC some slack — It’s the norm when dealing with fast-evolving disease crises

Henry Miller | 
There is continuing confusion, and even consternation, over what seem to be disparate policies, recommendations and mandates emerging in response ...
Is Delta rendering the COVID vaccine useless, as some people claim? Shot found to reduce breakthrough infections to 1 in 13,000

Is Delta rendering the COVID vaccine useless, as some people claim? Shot found to reduce breakthrough infections to 1 in 13,000

Ernie Mundell | 
With tens of millions of Americans now vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of August, so-called "breakthrough" cases are bound ...
Some fully-vaccinated people are seeking out booster shots — and the CDC is exploring potential side effects

Some fully-vaccinated people are seeking out booster shots — and the CDC is exploring potential side effects

Kayla Rivas | 
People seeking a COVID-19 booster vaccine dose in hopes of greater protection are doing so as the evidence relating to ...
Facebook allowed COVID conspiracies to circulate unchecked, more evidence shows

Facebook allowed COVID conspiracies to circulate unchecked, more evidence shows

Elizabeth Dwoskin | 
Facebook earlier this year faced a torrent of criticism from President Biden and others who have alleged that the company ...
‘Vaccine refusal has always been a place where left meets right’: Deconstructing the politics of the pandemic vaccine response

‘Vaccine refusal has always been a place where left meets right’: Deconstructing the politics of the pandemic vaccine response

Kaleigh Rogers | 
The modern anti-vaccination movement in America has often been associated with a stereotype of left-wing, coastal, white, wealthy moms — ...
Unvaccinated Americans 11 times as likely as the vaccinated to die of COVID, research finds, bolstering case for mandatory shots

Unvaccinated Americans 11 times as likely as the vaccinated to die of COVID, research finds, bolstering case for mandatory shots

Apoorva Mandavilli, Roni Caryn Robin | 
Just a day after President Biden issued broad mandates aimed at encouraging American workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, ...
How can we encourage people to wear masks?

How can we encourage people to wear masks?

Adela Wu | 
Researchers from Stanford, Yale, the Bangladeshi nonprofit GreenVoice and the research group Innovations for Poverty Action, among others, are conducting ...
‘Understanding long COVID is like trying to nail Jell-O to a wall’: Research emerges on long-time sufferers

‘Understanding long COVID is like trying to nail Jell-O to a wall’: Research emerges on long-time sufferers

Andy Larsen | 
“There is currently no accepted case definition for symptoms or duration of long COVID. Consequently, it is difficult to estimate ...
Russian internet meme: No, the COVID vaccine can't turn people into chimps

Russian internet meme: No, the COVID vaccine can’t turn people into chimps

Adam Rawnsley | 
Russian trolls have been using Planet of the Apes memes in a vain attempt to convince vaccine skeptics that the ...
Viewpoint: Ivermectin dewormer folly — How the right fell in love with the latest bogus COVID cure

Viewpoint: Ivermectin dewormer folly — How the right fell in love with the latest bogus COVID cure

Aaron Blake | 
For much of the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump and his allies pushed an unproven drug, ...
Anti-mask and vaccine rejectionist protests increasingly turn violent

Anti-mask and vaccine rejectionist protests increasingly turn violent

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | 
Across the country, anti-vaccine and anti-mask demonstrations are taking scary and violent turns, and educators, medical professionals and public figures ...
‘Window rapidly closing for scientists to evaluate COVID-19 origins’, says international Wuhan investigation team

‘Window rapidly closing for scientists to evaluate COVID-19 origins’, says international Wuhan investigation team

Marion Koopmans, Peter Daszak, Vladimir Dedkov | 
The search for the origins of SARS-CoV-2 is at a critical juncture. There is willingness to move forward from both ...
Viewpoint: Case closed — Ivermectin doesn't work for treating or preventing COVID despite social media and rightwing media claims

Viewpoint: Case closed — Ivermectin doesn’t work for treating or preventing COVID despite social media and rightwing media claims

Steven Salzberg | 
Ivermectin doesn’t work. It doesn’t prevent Covid-19, nor does it treat it. Unfortunately, the official government response to this misinformation ...
Who needs a COVID vaccine booster shot, and when?

Who needs a COVID vaccine booster shot, and when?

Emma Yasinski | 
On August 12, the FDA announced that third doses of Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines would be made available for patients ...
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