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We’re just beginning to understand how our genes and COVID-19 mix
Why AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine is an important addition to the fleet of offerings
That new study saying masks might not be effective? It has a few caveats.
You can get COVID-19 and the flu at the same time
Biden’s COVID-19 response plan is missing one major component
A record number of kids got COVID-19 last week
Pregnant women are at an increased risk of severe COVID-19, but there’s no need to panic
When it comes to airborne COVID-19 transmission, droplet size matters
How to safely celebrate Halloween during COVID-19
The current state of the pandemic in five graphs
2020 is shaping up to be America’s deadliest year in recent memory
COVID-19 continues to make flying a risky proposition
Prosecutions under the Clean Air and Water acts dropped in half after Trump took office
Everyone should have a social life, especially older adults
One motorcycle rally may have triggered COVID-19′s new Midwest surge
The ‘near-Herculean’ effort by daycare workers to prevent COVID-19 spread is working
Don’t worry. Your dentist probably won’t catch COVID-19.
COVID-19 cases are on the rise yet again
COVID-19 doesn’t have to jump from mother to newborn
How does contact tracing work, and how extensive will it be for Trump?
Five key science takeaways from the first presidential debate
Brain-eating amoebae are very rare, but warming waters may change that
One-third of US parents say they won’t get their kids the flu vaccine
A climate anomaly may have worsened the 1918 pandemic and WWI
A coronavirus vaccine will save more lives if we share it widely
COVID-19 may one day come and go like the flu, but we’re not there yet
Google search data can help pinpoint COVID-19 hotspots before they flare up
Trump downplayed the threat from COVID-19. Here’s how we could’ve fought back harder.
AstraZeneca just paused its COVID-19 vaccine trial, and that’s a good thing
Infographics have helped keep us alive for centuries
What would it actually take to have a COVID-19 vaccine by November?
Corticosteroids can help COVID-19 patients with severe respiratory distress
Herd immunity alone won’t stop COVID-19. Here’s why.
Colon cancer rates among young people are on the rise, and doctors don’t know why
The CDC’s new COVID-19 testing guidelines could make the pandemic worse
Scientists may have confirmed you can catch COVID-19 twice
Social distancing can make living with eating disorders harder
Social distancing saves lives. Here’s the proof.
Russia just approved a COVID vaccine—but that’s not necessarily good news
Does your favorite mask actually work? Researchers now have a way to tell.
Nearly 100,000 U.S. kids tested positive for COVID-19 in the second half of July
Older adults have a hard time accessing virtual health care
Why you might need to sport a mask inside your own home
Pap smears are no longer the best way to screen for cervical cancer
The verdict on hydroxychloroquine is in
The virus that causes COVID-19 has been silently brewing in bats for decades
Vaccines for flu and pneumonia could reduce your chances of getting Alzheimer’s
Antibiotics could replace surgery for some kids with appendicitis
Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine has started a nationwide, Phase 3 trial
We already know how to beat COVID-19 in three easy steps
Where to get reliable COVID-19 data, now that the CDC doesn’t have it
How eviction is feeding—and being fed by—the pandemic
COVID-19 is exposing the food deserts around Native American reservations
Experts say COVID’s airborne transmission may deserve more attention
Inside the race to develop a safe COVID-19 vaccine
Is it safe to go to the dentist yet? Here’s how COVID-19 will affect your cleanings.
COVID cases in the US might be ten times higher than reported
COVID-19 cases are surging, but not because of Black Lives Matter protests
COVID-19 antibodies might not last long, but immunity still could
You probably won’t get COVID-19 from flushing the toilet
Doctors add diabetes to the list of COVID-triggered conditions
Scientists are working on at least 135 different coronavirus vaccines
Collecting missing demographic data is the first step to fighting racism in healthcare
What we can learn from New Zealand’s successful fight against COVID-19