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 2020-09-24 16:36 

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The CDC thinks 90 percent of the US could still catch COVID-19...

Four public health experts spoke at length about the quest to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine, possibly as early as the end of the year, while clarifying some of the science behind how the virus spreads between people....

 2020-09-23 10:00 

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A Brazilian city may have achieved herd immunity to COVID-19—but not without a cost...

An explosive outbreak of COVID-19 in a Brazilian city may have infected enough people for herd immunity to begin kicking in, preliminary research suggests. Antibody tests indicate that up to two thirds of the population of Manaus may have caught the virus...

 2020-09-21 20:00 

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The CDC finally acknowledged that COVID-19 is airborne—and then took it back...

Many countries have started to lift restrictions and open up their borders, but that doesn't mean it's safe to hop on a flight overseas just yet. Cold weather is rolling in, cases are still going up, and it's as important as ever that you wear...

 2020-09-16 18:01 

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COVID-19 may one day come and go like the flu, but we're not there yet...

As more people recover from COVID-19, variables like temperature and humidity may have a larger impact on the spread of the virus....

 2020-09-11 15:00 

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Trump downplayed the threat from COVID-19. Here's how we could've fought back harder....

In taped interviews with journalist Bob Woodward for his forthcoming book, Trump acknowledged that "this is deadly stuff" and remarked that "it's also more deadly than even your strenuous flus." President Trump was briefed on the speci...

 2020-08-31 18:50 

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One way to slow the spread of COVID-19? Stop talking. Seriously....

Twitter took down a misleading tweet regarding a CDC statistic on COVID-19 deaths. Here's everything else you need to know about the coronavirus this week....

 2020-08-27 17:50 

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The CDC's new COVID-19 testing guidelines could make the pandemic worse...

Prior to this week, the CDC recommended that anyone who had been in close contact with an infected person should get tested, regardless of whether they showed symptoms or not. Now, the government agency says only folks displaying symptoms should seek a co...

 2020-08-26 22:00 

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The Trump administration opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil companies—but none may bite...

Opening the remote Alaskan refuge to oil and gas leasing is a step that's as much about politics as it is about energy....

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