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It's Time to Consider Vaccine Mandates in High-Risk Settings

COVID-19 vaccines offer a way out of the pandemic. The data on them are extremely promising. At this point, both approved vaccines show high effectiveness in preventing disease, and strong safety profiles with very, very low risks. But vaccination rates Read more…


Coronavirus News Roundup: January 23-January 29

The items below are highlights from the free newsletter, “Smart, useful, science stuff about COVID-19.” To receive newsletter issues daily in your inbox, sign up here. A question-and-answer piece with Dr. Leana Wen of the George Washington University School of Read more…


What Science Can and Cannot Do in a Time of Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is at the core of a triple crisis facing the U.S. population. The economic impact, both as a direct consequence of the pandemic and from the cost of accompanying mitigation measures, is the second element of the Read more…


If You've Been Working from Home, Please Wait for Your Vaccine

To me, it’s simple. If you, like me, are not medically compromised and have been working from home over the past year while drawing your full salary, you have two options. You can sit patiently until some institution calls you Read more…


Two women in lab coats in a lab. Woman in foreground is holding a petri dish and before a boxlike irradiation machine

WSU student Haley Morris and laboratory technician Marian Laughery prepare yeast cells for another round of irradiation inside Professor John Wyrick’s lab. By Josh Babcock, College of Veterinary Medicine PULLMAN, Wash. — Studies conducted in yeast show that exposure to Read more…

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