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  1. photo of someone pricking a finger to test blood sugar levels
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    The coronavirus may cause fat cells to miscommunicate, leading to diabetes

    Researchers are homing in on a surprising cause of high blood sugar in COVID-19 patients and possibly what to do about it.

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  2. a line of people waiting at a COVID-19 testing site
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    The omicron variant is surging. Here’s what we’ve learned so far

    Omicron is better at evading virus-attacking antibodies than previous coronavirus variants, but there are signs booster shots might help curb symptoms.

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  3. photo of stacked boxes of BinaxNOW antigen tests
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    COVID-19 testing is complicated right now. Here are answers to 6 big questions

    There are two major categories of COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Here’s what you need to know when deciding whether to take an at-home test or head to the doctor.

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  4. an illustration of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine
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    These are the viruses that mRNA vaccines may take on next

    Now that mRNA vaccines have proved effective against the coronavirus, scientists are taking aim at influenza, HIV and other viruses.

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  5. photo of someone holding a vial of the J&J covid vaccine with a syringe
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    The CDC recommends mRNA COVID-19 vaccines over J&J’s, citing fewer risks

    Pfizer’s and Moderna's vaccines are more effective and cause fewer serious side effects than Johnson & Johnson’s jab, new data show.

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  6. A device captures aerosols from the breath of a COVID patient
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    Why it matters that health agencies finally said the coronavirus is airborne

    Recognizing that the coronavirus spreads through the air reinforced the importance of wearing masks and altered public health recommendations.

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  7. illustration of the coronavirus lifecycle
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    Why the coronavirus’s delta variant dominated 2021

    Mapping delta’s unique group of mutations and how they enhance the virus’s life cycle show why the variant spread so easily and caused so much havoc.

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  8. illustration of a person climbing a mountain with vaccine syringes as poles
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    In 2021, COVID-19 vaccines were put to the test. Here’s what we learned

    Vaccines can’t single-handedly end the pandemic, but they are still essential in the fight against the coronavirus.

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  9. a person nodding off in a chair, holding a cup over the side
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    How sleep may boost creativity

    In a lab experiment, people who had fallen into a shallow sleep were more likely than non- or deep sleepers to later discover a sly math trick.

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