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COVID-19

It might feel like there is a never-ending stream of confusing news articles about coronavirus. Our stories are different: they're all written by scientists, for everyone else.

When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? A pediatrician answers parent questions

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Hang in there, parents – vaccines for children are in the works

James B. Wood, Indiana University School of Medicine

Storytelling is the antidote to Americans' mistrust of science

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Jamie L Peeler, Pennsylvania State University

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The Moderna mRNA vaccine works against newly emerged COVID-19 mutants

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Mutants like B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 carrying changes in the virus spike protein appear to help the virus spread, but not to evade currently available vaccines

Dan Samorodnitsky, Senior Editor

Why do the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines need to be kept so cold?

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Joshua Peters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

It's time to track city sewage for emerging diseases, not just COVID-19

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Lauren Sara McKee, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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How does Pfizer’s "90% effective" COVID-19 vaccine work?

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Pfizer made a big news splash, but is their mRNA vaccine a silver bullet?

Brittney G. Borowiec, Wilfrid Laurier University

What will dexamethasone do to President Trump?

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Max G. Levy, Science and Health Journalism

What is the COVID-19 polyclonal antibody treatment that President Trump took?

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It's a mix of different antibodies that target the virus slightly differently for a combined effect

Dan Samorodnitsky, Senior Editor

Widespread PFAS chemical pollution will likely make COVID-19 worse

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Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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Drug repurposing gave remdesivir its second, third, and fourth chance

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The antiviral has had a charmed life, failing multiple times but coming back again and again

Brittney G. Borowiec, Wilfrid Laurier University

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What are the advantages of an mRNA vaccine for COVID-19?

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Joshua Peters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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