COVID-19 has been found in pets, zoo animals and in a wild mink in Utah. Monitoring wildlife for COVID-19 is important for animals and humans, both of whom face risks from a jumping virus.
yesterday • ~8 min
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Memes that promote harmful conspiracies and memes that mock them are sometimes hard to distinguish.
Jan. 18, 2021 • ~8 min
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A biologist who studies the evolution of diseases explains what's different about the two new virus strains that have been found recently, and what that means for vaccine effectiveness.
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~7 min
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West Virginia turned to its local pharmacies for help. Its program's success holds some important lessons for other states and the rest of the vaccine rollout.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~6 min
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Two in five Americans say they don't want a COVID-19 vaccine, which is a problem. Finding out what Americans do want from a vaccine might help.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~9 min
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With vaccine shortages looming, experts are debating whether it is important to receive two doses or whether it's better to give one dose to more people and give a second when the supply is better.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~11 min
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The shipment of goods to suppliers has become technologically sophisticated. Delays in getting out the COVID-19 vaccine to people show that the breakdowns come down to something more basic.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~10 min
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COVID-19 crisis in Los Angeles: Why activating 'crisis standards of care' is crucial for overwhelmed hospitals
States and hospitals are starting to declare 'crisis standards of care' as the pandemic floods their ERs. The orders have consequences – both good and bad, as a medical ethicist explains.
Jan. 6, 2021 • ~8 min
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Researchers say around 70% of the US needs to get the coronavirus vaccine to stop the pandemic. But questions around the vaccines and regional differences add some uncertainty to that estimate.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~8 min
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The cold supply chain can't reach everywhere – that's a big problem for equitable COVID-19 vaccination
So far, the only COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use need to be kept frozen. But there are many places in the world that can't support a cold supply chain.
Jan. 4, 2021 • ~7 min
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