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5 Things to Know About a COVID Vaccine: It Won't Be a 'Magic Wand'

5 Things to Know About a COVID Vaccine: It Won't Be a 'Magic Wand'

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Oct 5
Dozens of vaccine candidates are in various testing stages around the world, with 11 in the last stage of preapproval clinical trials. One or more may prove safe and effective and enter the market in the coming months. What then?

We Freely Wear Seat Belts. Why Can't We Learn to Wear Masks?

We Freely Wear Seat Belts. Why Can't We Learn to Wear Masks?

HEALTH | By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Oct 1
A big part of the reason adherence has been so variable is that governors generally declare the mandates, and local and city officials are left to decide how to enforce them.

Coralling the Facts on Herd Immunity

Coralling the Facts on Herd Immunity

HEALTH | By Aneri Pattani | Sep 29
"If you believe 22% is herd immunity, I believe you're alone in that," Dr. Anthony Fauci recently told a senator. All this talk got us thinking: What exactly does it mean and can it be used to combat COVID-19?

How Can You Tell the Difference Between COVID-19 and the Flu?

How Can You Tell the Difference Between COVID-19 and the Flu?

HEALTH | Sep 24
Body aches, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and headaches are symptoms shared by the two, but there are a couple of major difference to be on the lookout for.

How Will We Know That a COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Effective?

How Will We Know That a COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Effective?

HEALTH | Sep 23
According to one expert, it's likely that not just one but several of the competing COVID-19 vaccines will be shown to be safe and effective by the end of 2020. But which one should you receive, if any?

Late-Stage Study of First Single-Shot Vaccine Begins in US

Late-Stage Study of First Single-Shot Vaccine Begins in US

HEALTH | By Linda A. Johnson | Sep 23
The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world's largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

NATIONAL | By JoNel Aleccia | Sep 22
If the executive branch were to overrule the FDA's scientific judgment, a vaccine of limited efficacy and, worse, unknown side effects could be rushed to market.

Making Gyms Safer: Why the Virus Is Less Likely to Spread There Than in a Bar

Making Gyms Safer: Why the Virus Is Less Likely to Spread There Than in a Bar

HEALTH | By Will Stone | Sep 20
The fitness industry has begun to push back at the pandemic-driven perceptions and prohibitions. "We should not be lumped with bars and restaurants," says an executive from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association.

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

HEALTH | By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 16
A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

COVID, Smoke Inhalation or Flu? It's Tough to Tell

COVID, Smoke Inhalation or Flu? It's Tough to Tell

HEALTH | By Mark Kreidler | Sep 16
Facilities already strapped for testing supplies and personal protective equipment must first rule out COVID-19 in these patients, because many of the symptoms they present with are the same as those caused by the virus.

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