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  1. image of the exterior of the Wuhan Institute of Virology
    Health & Medicine

    Here are answers to 3 persistent questions about the coronavirus’s origins

    Calls to double down on investigations into where SARS-CoV-2 came from — nature or a lab accident — are rising as answers remain scarce.

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  2. man riding a bicycle in front of cemetery graves in Manaus, Brazil
    Health & Medicine

    The P.1 coronavirus variant is twice as transmissible as earlier strains

    The variant first found in Brazil can evade some immunity from previous COVID-19 infections, making reinfections a possibility.

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  3. man sitting next to a meat market stand in Wuhan, China
    Health & Medicine

    4 takeaways from the WHO’s report on the origins of the coronavirus

    The leading hypothesis is that the coronavirus spread to people from bats via a yet-to-be-identified animal, but no animals have tested positive so far.

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  4. older man receiving coronavirus vaccine injection
    Health & Medicine

    Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

    No one knows if coronavirus booster shots will be necessary. But researchers are working on figuring that out.

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  5. crowd of Japanese commuters wearing masks
    Anthropology

    A coronavirus epidemic may have hit East Asia about 25,000 years ago

    An ancient viral outbreak may have left a genetic mark in East Asians that possibly influences their responses to the virus that causes COVID-19.

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  6. syringes of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    Pfizer’s vaccine appears to reduce coronavirus transmission

    People who carry low amounts of the coronavirus in their bodies are less likely to spread COVID-19. Pfizer’s shot appears to help reduce viral loads.

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  7. screenshot of Reddit's r/coronavirus subreddit
    Health & Medicine

    Meet three moderators fighting disinformation on Reddit’s largest coronavirus forum

    Science News spoke with volunteers about what it takes to correct misinformation online during a pandemic.

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  8. A woman in a mask and a disposable apron injects a vaccine into the arm of a man who is seated.
    Health & Medicine

    Vaccinating people in developing countries costs far less than doing nothing

    Shots for half the adults in those countries will cost $9.3 billion, the Rockefeller Foundation reports. Doing nothing could cost trillions.

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  9. medical staff taking covid test samples from people at a hospital in Denmark
    Health & Medicine

    Coronavirus reinfections appear rare, especially in people younger than 65

    Previous infections provide 80 percent protection in younger people and 47 percent in those over 65. Vaccines might help boost immunity further.

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  10. image of people siting and standing in line to get doses of the COVID-19 vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    Here’s what breakthrough infections reveal about COVID-19 vaccines

    Studies analyzing vaccinated people in the real world show that COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective, but experts are keeping an eye on variants.

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  11. children hugging happy older person
    Health & Medicine

    People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can socialize without masks, CDC says

    Two weeks after their final COVID-19 shot, people can visit other vaccinated people indoors without masks or physical distancing.

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  12. Monica Quintana wears a mask and face shield and dons a gown in a hospital hallway
    Health & Medicine

    The surge in U.S. coronavirus cases shows a shift in who’s getting sick

    Younger, unvaccinated people are a rising share of COVID-19 cases, raising concerns anew that lack of vaccine access may hit minority populations hard.

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