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Covid-19 Booster Shots Likely Needed Within a Year, Top Biden Advisor Says

Covid-19 Booster Shots Likely Needed Within a Year, Top Biden Advisor Says

Photo: Wilfredo Lee (AP) Booster shots against the covid-19 coronavirus may become a regular necessity, according to recent comments from David Kessler, chief science officer for President Joe Biden’s covid-19 task force, as well as from Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. Advertisement Kessler said during a House congressional committee meeting today that booster shots may be …

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How to Improve Your Chances of Scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

How to Improve Your Chances of Scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

Photo: James Andrews1 (Shutterstock) When not one, but two safe and highly efficacious vaccines received Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration in December 2020—less than a year after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States— it almost seemed too good to be true. (Which is not to imply that …

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FTC: We Know You're Excited, but Please Don't Post That Photo of Your Covid-19 Vaccination Card

FTC: We Know You’re Excited, but Please Don’t Post That Photo of Your Covid-19 Vaccination Card

A healthcare worker displays a COVID-19 vaccine record card at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center on December 16, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Photo: Nathan Howard (Getty Images) I don’t know about you all, but I’ve seen quite a few photos of friends’ vaccination cards on my social media feeds. I can’t exactly tell you …

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The Murky Connection Between the Coronavirus and Climate Change

The Murky Connection Between the Coronavirus and Climate Change

Image: Silvia Izquierdo (AP) Climate change is basically messing up everything in our lives. It’s tempting to find a way to pin the coronavirus pandemic on it, and a new study released today does just that, claiming that climate change “may have driven the emergence” of coronavirus. But it may be more complicated than it …

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Scientists Are Looking Beyond Antibiotics to Stop the Drug-Resistant Bacteria Crisis

Scientists Are Looking Beyond Antibiotics to Stop the Drug-Resistant Bacteria Crisis

Surgeons in France operate on a patient to inject him with phages as a treatment against multi-drug-resistant bacteria.Photo: ROMAIN LAFABREGUE/AFP (Getty Images) As the world continues to work toward defeating a pandemic caused by a virus, another type of pathogen is increasingly becoming a major threat. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been a growing problem for years …

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