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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine 2.0: Lower Dose, Fewer Side Effects
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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine 2.0: Lower Dose, Fewer Side Effects
Any revised version of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will likely include a smaller dose, reducing side effects and increasing the supply of shots.
June 8, 2021

Any revised version of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will likely include a smaller dose, reducing side effects and increasing the supply of shots.

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Mass Vaccination Experiment Was a Huge Success in Brazil
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Mass Vaccination Experiment Was a Huge Success in Brazil
A mass vaccination experiment in Brazil suggests that even a moderately effective vaccine can have a dramatic effect if enough people get the shot.
June 3, 2021

A mass vaccination experiment in Brazil suggests that even a moderately effective vaccine can have a dramatic effect if enough people get the shot.

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Inhaled Nanobodies Treat COVID-19 in Hamsters
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Inhaled Nanobodies Treat COVID-19 in Hamsters
An inhaled nanobody treatment for COVID-19 has shown promise in animal tests and could be a more affordable alternative to monoclonal antibody drugs.
June 2, 2021

An inhaled nanobody treatment for COVID-19 has shown promise in animal tests and could be a more affordable alternative to monoclonal antibody drugs.

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One-Minute COVID-19 Breath Test Authorized in Singapore
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One-Minute COVID-19 Breath Test Authorized in Singapore
Singapore has provisionally authorized a COVID-19 breath test that measures VOCs to deliver accurate results in just one minute.
May 28, 2021

Singapore has provisionally authorized a COVID-19 breath test that measures VOCs to deliver accurate results in just one minute.

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Inhaled CRISPR Treatment Tackles COVID-19, Flu
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Inhaled CRISPR Treatment Tackles COVID-19, Flu
An inhaled CRISPR treatment can be easily tweaked to attack a variety of viruses, from the one that causes the flu to the coronavirus behind COVID-19.
May 27, 2021

An inhaled CRISPR treatment can be easily tweaked to attack a variety of viruses, from the one that causes the flu to the coronavirus behind COVID-19.

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Predicting Your Protection Against COVID-19
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Predicting Your Protection Against COVID-19
Australian researchers have found an immune response measurement they believe can predict protection against COVID-19.
May 26, 2021

Australian researchers have found an immune response measurement they believe can predict protection against COVID-19.

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Ohio Announces $1M Vaccine Lottery, Shots Surge 33%
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Ohio Announces $1M Vaccine Lottery, Shots Surge 33%
Ohio’s vaccine lottery, which will give five vaccinated residents $1 million each, appears to have sparked the desired increase in new vaccinations.
May 25, 2021

Ohio’s vaccine lottery, which will give five vaccinated residents $1 million each, appears to have sparked the desired increase in new vaccinations.

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What It’s Like To Do a Human Challenge Trial
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Biohacking
What It’s Like To Do a Human Challenge Trial
Human challenge trials are risky, but they could help us avoid another prolonged pandemic.
By Hannah Thomasy
May 22, 2021

Human challenge trials are risky, but they could help us avoid another prolonged pandemic.

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Your Incentives To Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
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Your Incentives To Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
If protection against a potentially deadly virus isn’t enough, there are these added incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
May 21, 2021

If protection against a potentially deadly virus isn’t enough, there are these added incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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These “Nanotraps” Capture SARS-CoV-2 for the Immune System to Kill
These “Nanotraps” Capture SARS-CoV-2 for the Immune System to Kill
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These “Nanotraps” Capture SARS-CoV-2 for the Immune System to Kill
Inspired by cancer cells, researchers have developed “Nanotraps” which lock up SARS-CoV-2 for the immune system to kill it.
May 15, 2021

Inspired by cancer cells, researchers have developed “Nanotraps” which lock up SARS-CoV-2 for the immune system to kill it.

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How Will Movie Theaters Survive Post-Pandemic?
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Entertainment
How Will Movie Theaters Survive Post-Pandemic?
Chicago musician Chance the Rapper is releasing his new concert film, “Magnificent Coloring World,” exclusively through AMC Theatres.
May 12, 2021

Chicago musician Chance the Rapper is releasing his new concert film, “Magnificent Coloring World,” exclusively through AMC Theatres.

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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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Holograms
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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Coronavirus
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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