The US has a long history of anti-Asian hate crimes and "othering," say researchers, including the Chinese Exclusion Act, Japanese internment camps, and other events.
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The cost of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is around 500 times greater than what it would take to prevent pandemics by protecting tropical forests.
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A reconstruction of the evolutionary origins of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, shows its lineage could hold other nasty viruses.
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Fewer than 1% of the 10,000 samples from Canadian blood donors tested positive for antibodies to the novel coronavirus, initial results show.
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By curtailing deforestation and wildlife trafficking across the globe, governments could help prevent the rise of the next worldwide pandemic.
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Does COVID-19 have you feeling feeling anxious and exhausted? You're not alone. Will flattening the mental health curve be the next pandemic challenge?
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COVID-19 cases among incarcerated people increased by 8.3% per day, compared to 3.4% in the general population, report researchers.
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"It's time to address airborne transmission of COVID-19," declared 230 scientists in a recent letter. One of them explains what that means in practical terms.
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The HIV pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are similar in key ways. Both exposed inequalities, became politicized, and require nuanced messaging.
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COVID-19 appears to be negatively affecting the mental health of the general population, health care workers, and patients.
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