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The Pandemic Is Crashing Through the South and the West

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At the national level, we’re seeing mixed indicators: Reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have declined very slightly since last Wednesday, while reported tests declined...

COVID-19 Deaths Keep Rising – The Atlantic

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Our count of U.S. COVID-19 deaths currently stands at 298,823, and will almost certainly reach 300,000 this week. It’s worth noting that from March through...

Listen: Misinformation Mailbag – The Atlantic

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Wells: Why do you think this mask misinformation exists? I really do think we got off to a bad start on mask information at the...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Have Doubled in One Month

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The current hospitalizations metric doesn’t distinguish between newly admitted COVID-19 patients and those who have been in the hospital for days or weeks already, so...

Three Effective Coronavirus Vaccines Is Good News

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Nevertheless, the news here is good: Another vaccine works. While Pfizer/BioNTech’s and Moderna’s trials went about as perfectly as possible, AstraZeneca’s announcement demonstrates how an...

With Vaccines, the End of the COVID-19 Pandemic Is in Sight

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The spectacular efficacy of these vaccines, should the preliminary data hold, likely also has to do with the choice of spike protein as vaccine target....

The Lame-Duck Vaccine

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A Biden administration is also a return to the very basics of scientific communication: not openly fighting with agencies, letting scientists rather than politicians speak,...

The Most Complicated Vaccine Campaign in History

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If a vaccine is fast-tracked through an emergency use authorization rather than formally licensed by the Food and Drug Administration, that too could create bureaucratic...