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Apr 27 2021
Neanderthal thinking” is spreading. But it’s not spreading evenly, and that can be a problem.
Texas and Mississippi stood alone earlier this month when President Joe Biden famously accused their governors of caveman-like ignorance for dropping their mask mandates and other state and local emergency coronavirus orders, but, they have plenty of company.
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Sep 30 2020
Scientists are racing to learn more about the damage the novel coronavirus can do to the heart, lungs and brain.
Why it matters: It’s becoming increasingly clear that some patients struggle with its health consequences — and costs — far longer than a few weeks.
The big picture: The virus can have a severe impact on the lungs, as you might expect. Pneumonia associated with theAxios
Apr 25 2021
Over 5 million Americans have missed their second shots of the mRNA vaccines by Pfizer or Moderna, the New York Times reports, citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Why it matters: Vaccine effectiveness of partial immunization from Pfizer or Moderna — more than 14 days after the first dose, but before the second dose — was 80% in a recent CDC study of healthAxios
Apr 01 2020
There was no sugar-coating it this time. No optimistic talk of miracle cures or Easter-time business re-openings.
There was just the cold, hard reality of the facts on the ground.
"I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead," a grave-faced Donald Trump said in his Tuesday afternoon press conference.
"This is going to be a very, very painful twoBBC News
Sep 03 2020
All of a sudden, it feels like we're hurtling toward a coronavirus vaccine — with the first doses potentially being administered before the 2020 election.
Why it matters: The question of whether politics influence the Trump administration's actions looms larger than ever. Just as important is the question of whether we'll be ready for this complicated effort in less than two months.Axios
May 27 2021
The United States is adding fewer than 30,000 cases a day for the first time since June of last year, and deaths are as low as they’ve been since last summer. In much of the country, the virus outlook is improving.
Nearly 50 percent of Americans have received at least one vaccine shot, and though the pace has slowed, the share is still growing by about two percentage points per week.New York Times (News)
May 26 2021
Even a mild case of coronavirus could leave people with lifelong protection against the virus, a new study suggests, with researchers calling previous reports that immunity was not long-lived following infection "a misinterpretation of the data."
In the study, conducted by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and published May 24 in the journal Nature, researchers tookFox News (Online News)
May 26 2021
Since the SARS-CoV-2 variant known as B.1.617 was first reported in India late last year, it has spread to dozens of other countries — including the United States, Singapore and the United Kingdom, where it has become dominant in some regions.
Researchers have since identified three subtypes, known as B.1.617.1 (the ‘original’ B.1.617), B.1.617.2 and B.1.617.3, each with a slightlyNature.com
Aug 04 2020
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has sickened more than 16.5 million people across six continents. It is raging in countries that never contained the virus. It is resurging in many of the ones that did. If there was ever a time when this coronavirus could be contained, it has probably passed. One outcome is now looking almost certain: This virus is never going away.
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