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Pfizer Is Testing a Coronavirus Antiviral
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Pfizer Is Testing a Coronavirus Antiviral
Pfizer is testing a new coronavirus antiviral that has stopped SARs-CoV-2 from replicating in the lab in humans.
May 3, 2021

Pfizer is testing a new coronavirus antiviral that has stopped SARs-CoV-2 from replicating in the lab in humans.

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Would You Spray This DIY COVID-19 Vaccine Up Your Nose?
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Would You Spray This DIY COVID-19 Vaccine Up Your Nose?
Makers of a DIY COVID-19 vaccine are talking to governments about launching human challenge trials to quickly and cheaply find out if the vaccine is effective.
May 1, 2021

Makers of a DIY COVID-19 vaccine are talking to governments about launching human challenge trials to quickly and cheaply find out if the vaccine is effective.

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Oxford Launches COVID Reinfection Study
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Oxford Launches COVID Reinfection Study
To try and understand the immune response to SARS-CoV-2, including the threat of COVID reinfection, the University of Oxford will purposely infect volunteers.
April 25, 2021

To try and understand the immune response to SARS-CoV-2, including the threat of COVID reinfection, the University of Oxford will purposely infect volunteers.

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All Adults in the US Are Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines
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All Adults in the US Are Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines
In the U.S., anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines — a major milestone along the path to herd immunity.
April 21, 2021

In the U.S., anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines — a major milestone along the path to herd immunity.

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Inhaled Asthma Drug Accelerates COVID-19 Recovery at Home
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Inhaled Asthma Drug Accelerates COVID-19 Recovery at Home
Budesonide — a cheap, inhaled asthma drug that can be self-administered — appears to shorten at-risk COVID-19 patients’ recovery times.
April 17, 2021

Budesonide — a cheap, inhaled asthma drug that can be self-administered — appears to shorten at-risk COVID-19 patients’ recovery times.

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Hologram Pizzeria Brings Virtual Happy Hour to a New Level
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Hologram Pizzeria Brings Virtual Happy Hour to a New Level
Virgin Media’s hologram dining experience, Two Hearts Pizzeria, let people feel like they were sharing a meal with loved ones located in another city.
April 16, 2021

Virgin Media’s hologram dining experience, Two Hearts Pizzeria, let people feel like they were sharing a meal with loved ones located in another city.

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Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine 100% Effective in Adolescent Study
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Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine 100% Effective in Adolescent Study
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was reportedly 100% effective in a trial involving more than 2,000 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15.
April 4, 2021

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was reportedly 100% effective in a trial involving more than 2,000 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15.

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A Common Virus May Be the Key To a COVID Vaccine for Young Children
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A Common Virus May Be the Key To a COVID Vaccine for Young Children
Researchers have reverse-engineered a common children’s virus to show the spike protein, potentially leading to a new COVID vaccine for young children.
March 28, 2021

Researchers have reverse-engineered a common children’s virus to show the spike protein, potentially leading to a new COVID vaccine for young children.

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DoorDash Is Now Offering COVID-19 Test Delivery
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DoorDash Is Now Offering COVID-19 Test Delivery
DoorDash is now offering COVID-19 test delivery in 12 cities, bringing at-home COVID-19 test kits to people the same day they’re ordered.
March 24, 2021

DoorDash is now offering COVID-19 test delivery in 12 cities, bringing at-home COVID-19 test kits to people the same day they’re ordered.

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A Plant-Based COVID Vaccine Is Going Into Arms
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A Plant-Based COVID Vaccine Is Going Into Arms
A COVID-19 vaccine grown in plants is beginning phase 3 clinical trials.
March 20, 2021

A COVID-19 vaccine grown in plants is beginning phase 3 clinical trials.

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Facebook’s Vaccine Hunters Are Helping Americans Get Vaccinated
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Facebook’s Vaccine Hunters Are Helping Americans Get Vaccinated
COVID-19 shots are here, but making an appointment can be a pain. Vaccine hunters are playing matchmaker on Facebook to get jabs into arms.
March 15, 2021

COVID-19 shots are here, but making an appointment can be a pain. Vaccine hunters are playing matchmaker on Facebook to get jabs into arms.

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US Will Spend $1 Billion Studying Long COVID
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US Will Spend $1 Billion Studying Long COVID
The U.S. is dedicating $1.15 billion to studying long COVID, a condition in which survivors experience long-term effects of COVID-19.
March 14, 2021

The U.S. is dedicating $1.15 billion to studying long COVID, a condition in which survivors experience long-term effects of COVID-19.

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Texas Firefighters Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines to Seniors
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Texas Firefighters Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines to Seniors
Firefighters in Corpus Christi are delivering COVID-19 vaccines to homebound seniors.
March 14, 2021

Firefighters in Corpus Christi are delivering COVID-19 vaccines to homebound seniors.

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New Test Can Show If You’ve Had COVID-19, Even If Antibodies Fade
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New Test Can Show If You’ve Had COVID-19, Even If Antibodies Fade
The FDA has approved a T cell test for COVID, a first-of-its-kind assay that looks to the immune system’s memory.
March 13, 2021

The FDA has approved a T cell test for COVID, a first-of-its-kind assay that looks to the immune system’s memory.

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Vaccine Delivery Truck Brings COVID-19 Shots Right to You
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Vaccine Delivery Truck Brings COVID-19 Shots Right to You
Startup AYRO’s all-electric vaccine delivery truck could bring COVID-19 vaccines to people without access to reliable transportation.
March 12, 2021

Startup AYRO’s all-electric vaccine delivery truck could bring COVID-19 vaccines to people without access to reliable transportation.

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Great Apes Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
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Great Apes Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Great apes, our closest living relatives, are susceptible to COVID-19. The San Diego Zoo has given some an experimental vaccine to protect them.
March 6, 2021

Great apes, our closest living relatives, are susceptible to COVID-19. The San Diego Zoo has given some an experimental vaccine to protect them.

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The Pandemic Is Forcing Sign Language to Evolve
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The Pandemic Is Forcing Sign Language to Evolve
Sign language users are adapting to the limitations of video conferencing platforms, which have become more popular due to the pandemic.
March 6, 2021

Sign language users are adapting to the limitations of video conferencing platforms, which have become more popular due to the pandemic.

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Researchers Have Discovered How SARS-CoV-2 Is Mutating
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Researchers Have Discovered How SARS-CoV-2 Is Mutating
SARS-CoV-2 mutations, which cause new variants of the virus, are eluding the virus’s proofreader. New research shows why.
February 28, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 mutations, which cause new variants of the virus, are eluding the virus’s proofreader. New research shows why.

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FDA: One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective
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FDA: One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective
FDA experts confirm that Johnson and Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, putting it a step closer to authorization.
February 25, 2021

FDA experts confirm that Johnson and Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, putting it a step closer to authorization.

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World’s First COVID-19 Human Challenge Study Is a Go
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World’s First COVID-19 Human Challenge Study Is a Go
Researchers have gotten the green light to deliberately infect people with the coronavirus as part of the world’s first COVID-19 human challenge study.
February 21, 2021

Researchers have gotten the green light to deliberately infect people with the coronavirus as part of the world’s first COVID-19 human challenge study.

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The Hunt for a Universal Coronavirus Vaccine
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The Hunt for a Universal Coronavirus Vaccine
A universal coronavirus vaccine that protects against multiple coronaviruses could stop the next potential pandemic from ever starting.
February 20, 2021

A universal coronavirus vaccine that protects against multiple coronaviruses could stop the next potential pandemic from ever starting.

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Study: Strong Immunity Without Pfizer Vaccine’s Second Dose
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Study: Strong Immunity Without Pfizer Vaccine’s Second Dose
The Pfizer vaccine's second dose might not be as necessary as thought — and ultra-cold storage of the COVID-19 vaccine might not be necessary at all.
February 20, 2021

The Pfizer vaccine's second dose might not be as necessary as thought — and ultra-cold storage of the COVID-19 vaccine might not be necessary at all.

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Trees and Insects Helped Create Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine
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Trees and Insects Helped Create Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine
Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine was nearly 90% effective in a U.K. trial — and the ingredients for the promising subunit vaccine came from insects and trees.
February 13, 2021

Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine was nearly 90% effective in a U.K. trial — and the ingredients for the promising subunit vaccine came from insects and trees.

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Fauci Predicts Universal COVID-19 Vaccine Availability by April
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Fauci Predicts Universal COVID-19 Vaccine Availability by April
Anthony Fauci expects April will be “open season” for COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s why his prediction about COVID-19 vaccine availability appears accurate.
February 13, 2021

Anthony Fauci expects April will be “open season” for COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s why his prediction about COVID-19 vaccine availability appears accurate.

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Ask the Crowd: When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
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Ask the Crowd: When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Volunteers are creating online tools powered by crowdsourced data to help people answer the question: where and when can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
February 7, 2021

Volunteers are creating online tools powered by crowdsourced data to help people answer the question: where and when can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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MIT's AI Predicts New Strains of HIV, Coronavirus
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Virology
MIT's AI Predicts New Strains of HIV, Coronavirus
As coronavirus mutations pop up around the world, researchers at MIT are using language-recognizing AI to try and predict what could be next.
January 30, 2021

As coronavirus mutations pop up around the world, researchers at MIT are using language-recognizing AI to try and predict what could be next.

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Johnson and Johnson's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 66% Effective
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Johnson and Johnson's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 66% Effective
Data from phase 3 trials of Johnson and Johnson's coronavirus vaccine suggests the vaccine is ready to go to the FDA for approval.
January 29, 2021

Data from phase 3 trials of Johnson and Johnson's coronavirus vaccine suggests the vaccine is ready to go to the FDA for approval.

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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Targets Mutant Strain
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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Targets Mutant Strain
Moderna is trialing a COVID-19 vaccine booster designed to increase protection against a South African strain of the coronavirus.
January 25, 2021

Moderna is trialing a COVID-19 vaccine booster designed to increase protection against a South African strain of the coronavirus.

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Vaccines and Recovery Both Provide Strong COVID-19 Immunity
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Vaccines and Recovery Both Provide Strong COVID-19 Immunity
Natural COVID-19 immunity — the kind coronavirus survivors have — is about as robust as the immunity prompted by vaccines.
January 17, 2021

Natural COVID-19 immunity — the kind coronavirus survivors have — is about as robust as the immunity prompted by vaccines.

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Moderna Is Developing an mRNA Vaccine for HIV
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Moderna Is Developing an mRNA Vaccine for HIV
Moderna is using the same technology behind its COVID-19 vaccine to develop an mRNA vaccine for HIV.
January 16, 2021

Moderna is using the same technology behind its COVID-19 vaccine to develop an mRNA vaccine for HIV.

The Future Explored
Beyond COVID: mRNA Vaccines May Treat Cancer and More
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The Future Explored
Beyond COVID: mRNA Vaccines May Treat Cancer and More
The technology used to make the COVID-19 vaccine could be used to treat other diseases too.
January 16, 2021

The technology used to make the COVID-19 vaccine could be used to treat other diseases too.

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