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Research on a deadly bacteria might be a Covid-19 vaccine gamechanger

Opinion: This promising science presents an opportunity to make a lasting and wider impact beyond Covid-19.

Covid-19
Some people who take the Pfizer oral antiviral for Covid-19, Paxlovid, experience rebound infections...

Paxlovid and rebound Covid-19 infections: What you need to know

Researchers are still not sure what causes this form of rebound Covid-19.

Don't Panic
UNDATED ? MAY 27:  In this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention handout graphic, symptoms of o...

Monkeypox is spreading around the world — here's why you shouldn't panic

An unusually high number of cases have been found in places where the virus isn't endemic.

Mind and Body
Close up Hands of Doctor or nurse holding Intranasal vaccine spary bottle for coronavirus or covid-1...

Nasal vaccines could be key to finally defeating Covid-19 — here’s why

A doctor answers five crucial questions about the vaccine technology.

Coronavirus

Omicron subvariants: An epidemiologist answers 5 essential questions

Here’s a rundown.

Mind and Body
More Americans have contracted Covid-19 at some point during the pandemic than initially thought,  t...

More than half of Americans have had Covid-19 — here's how to tell if you are one of them

The CDC says 60 percent of people in the U.S. have contracted Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

Mind and Body

Mask recommendations are constantly in flux — here's the last mask guide you'll ever need

Few mitigation measures have inflamed tensions more than masks and mask mandates.

Mind and Body
The World Health Organization took nearly two years to accept the reality of airborne Covid-19 trans...

Overconfidence kills: The CDC and WHO still haven’t learned how to effectively communicate uncertainty

If there's one communications lesson from the pandemic, it's the importance of navigating uncertainty.

The Inverse Review

The Bubble review: Judd Apatow’s new Netflix comedy is the worst movie of 2022

Pandemic humor that’s so bad, it’s upsetting.

Mind and Body
Every plague in history has had unique features, but human responses have been strikingly similar, b...

Covid-19 demonstrates a flaw of human psychology we’ve known about for centuries

We can and should do better.

Mind and Body
The young patient watches the nurse as she prepares the injection site.

Child Covid-19 vaccines: What the U.K.'s confusing rollout reveals

The aim is not to tackle omicron, but to future-proof childhood immunity against the next generation of variants.

Feature
Bagoo bonesetter

In Kashmir, indigenous Muslim healers cure broken bones with spirituality — and science

Science has revolutionized medicine so profoundly but there are still many people living in Indian-administered Kashmir who believe in a more spiritual treatment for bone injuries.

Some good news
Coronavirus molecule

You don’t need an Omicron-specific Covid-19 booster — here’s why

Get your booster.

Mind and Body
Illustration of Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. Individual bacterium are shown as pink rod shapes with ...

The secret to treating Long Covid may lie in the gut microbiome

Bacterial populations may predict who gets Long Covid.

Mind and Body

Why Covid-19 could give Conservative politics a huge boost in 2022

It’s set to be an intense year.

Blue Death

Covid-19 could become the next cholera if we ignore this one deadly lesson

The cholera of today can teach us about the Covid-19 of tomorrow.

Vaccine News
Covid-19

We need to talk about "mild Covid" — and why it sucks

Early in the pandemic, doctors defined mild, moderate, and severe Covid. Two and a half years later, do they still make sense?

Bloody hell

First study of its kind reports on period changes post-Covid-19 vaccination

42 percent of respondents to a survey had wonky periods after a jab.

Covid-19

BA.5 Covid-19 infections: What it means for the pandemic and booster shots

The new subvariant is responsible for a massive wave of infections.

Covid-19

FDA just authorized Covid-19 vaccines for kids under 5. Here’s what parents need to know

The Biden Administration signaled it would like to have vaccines available for this group as soon as June 21.

Mind and Body

Nasal vaccines could be key to finally defeating Covid-19 — here’s why

A doctor answers five crucial questions about the vaccine technology.

Mind and Body

More than half of Americans have had Covid-19 — here's how to tell if you are one of them

The CDC says 60 percent of people in the U.S. have contracted Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

Risk Factors

Psychiatric conditions make breakthrough Covid-19 cases more likely

Researchers are finally understanding the connection between psychiatric conditions and the immune system.

Coronavirus

Do I need a second Covid-19 booster?

Booster shots offer protection against Covid-19. But do you really need two?

Mind and Body

Mask recommendations are constantly in flux — here's the last mask guide you'll ever need

Few mitigation measures have inflamed tensions more than masks and mask mandates.

Mind and Body

Covid-19 is here to stay. Should you still try to avoid it?

Avoiding infection is still worthwhile.

Mind and Body

Can Evusheld treat Covid-19? An infectious disease expert answers 7 key questions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization to AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 antibody-drug Evusheld on Dec. 8, 2021.

COVID-19

BA.2 is quickly becoming the dominant Covid-19 variant in the U.S. Should we be worried?

Everything you need to know about this Omicron subvariant.

Some good news

You don’t need an Omicron-specific Covid-19 booster — here’s why

Get your booster.

Science

Vaccines for cancer are already here — and you can get them

Get your shots.

Blue Death

Covid-19 could become the next cholera if we ignore this one deadly lesson

The cholera of today can teach us about the Covid-19 of tomorrow.

Quantumania, indeed

Ant-Man 3: Why Marvel is stuck with anti-vaxxer Evangeline Lilly

It’s a bad look for a superhero scientist to oppose vaccine mandates.

Covid-19

We need to talk about "mild Covid" — and why it sucks

Early in the pandemic, doctors defined mild, moderate, and severe Covid. Two and a half years later, do they still make sense?

Science

Which animals get Covid-19? A new database tracks cases around the world

Dogs, cats, and hamsters — oh my!

Monkeypox

What you need to know about the surge of monkeypox cases in the US

The United States now has the most monkeypox cases outside of countries where it’s endemic.

Bloody hell

First study of its kind reports on period changes post-Covid-19 vaccination

42 percent of respondents to a survey had wonky periods after a jab.

Covid-19

BA.5 Covid-19 infections: What it means for the pandemic and booster shots

The new subvariant is responsible for a massive wave of infections.

Reel Science

The best post-apocalypse movie on Netflix now reveals a dark truth about our present

Surviving a pandemic requires a community approach — not a single savior.

Mind and Body

What is hybrid immunity? Two experts explain the mix of vaccination and infection

With more people vaccinated and the virus still circulating, many people are developing “hybrid immunity”

Mind and Body

Covid-19 smell loss: 6 long-term effects nobody is talking about

3 years later, we still don’t know how to treat this common Covid-19 symptom.

Covid-19

FDA just authorized Covid-19 vaccines for kids under 5. Here’s what parents need to know

The Biden Administration signaled it would like to have vaccines available for this group as soon as June 21.

Opinion

Research on a deadly bacteria might be a Covid-19 vaccine gamechanger

Opinion: This promising science presents an opportunity to make a lasting and wider impact beyond Covid-19.

Covid-19

Paxlovid and rebound Covid-19 infections: What you need to know

Researchers are still not sure what causes this form of rebound Covid-19.

Don't Panic

Monkeypox is spreading around the world — here's why you shouldn't panic

An unusually high number of cases have been found in places where the virus isn't endemic.

Mind and Body

Nasal vaccines could be key to finally defeating Covid-19 — here’s why

A doctor answers five crucial questions about the vaccine technology.

Canines & Covid-19

Can dogs detect Covid-19 better than rapid tests? Here’s what the science says

Canine detection could serve as an alternative to traditional tests.

This week in science

Ingenuity’s longest flight and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Boeing's Starliner finished a critical test while NASA's Ingenuity rover achieved its longest flight.

Covid-19

Long Covid: 5 strategies to build resilience, according to a doctor

Opinion: If you suspect you have Long Covid, speak to your doctor.