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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.

How COVID-19's Delta variant upended the world's fall plans

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The pandemic will end eventually, but it's going to take a while

Sara May Bergstresser , Columbia University

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Why does COVID-19 often cause brain fog?

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Elizabeth Burnette, University of California, Los Angeles

Demystifying the effects of COVID-19 variants on vaccines

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The US CDC has identified five variants of concern. Research into how vaccines might handle each is ongoing

Sara May Bergstresser , Columbia University

Storytelling is the antidote to Americans' mistrust of science

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Jamie L Peeler, Pennsylvania State University

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A protein variant inherited from Neanderthals protects people from severe COVID-19

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The protein in question activates enzymes in our cells that degrade RNA

Anna Wernick, University College London

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 should a COVID-19 vaccine be distributed?

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With Pfizer and Moderna vaccines proving effective, how should a population get vaccinated?

Jill Neimark, Science Journalism

What will dexamethasone do to President Trump?

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Max G. Levy, Science and Health Journalism

No, you cannot pierce your brain with a COVID-19 swab test

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That's not how your nose works

Carl Philpott, University of East Anglia

An extra 1 part per billion of pollution comes with an 8 percent increase in COVID-19 mortality

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Environmental protection and coronavirus are inextricably linked

Kathryn Atherton, Boston University