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  1. George Floyd protest in NYC
    Science & Society

    There’s little evidence showing which police reforms work

    When stories of police violence against civilians capture public attention, reforms follow despite a dearth of hard data quantifying their impact.

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  2. Beijing Capital International Airport
    Health & Medicine

    What you need to know about the airborne transmission of COVID-19

    More than 200 experts have implored the World Health Organization to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread through the air.

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  3. network diagram of people
    Science & Society

    All kinds of outbreaks, from COVID-19 to violence, share the same principles

    Adam Kucharski talks about his new book ‘The Rules of Contagion,’ a timely read during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  4. stock image of a hypothetical coronavirus vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    How making a COVID-19 vaccine confronts thorny ethical issues

    COVID-19 vaccines will face plenty of ethical questions. Concerns arise long before anything is loaded into a syringe.

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  5. PIGS
    Health & Medicine

    4 reasons not to worry about that ‘new’ swine flu in the news

    Researchers identified a pig influenza virus that shares features with one that sparked the 2009 pandemic — that doesn’t mean another one is imminent.

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  6. Janice Brown being released from a hospital in California
    Health & Medicine

    Why COVID-19 is both startlingly unique and painfully familiar

    As doctors and patients learn more about the wide range of COVID-19 symptoms, the coronavirus is proving both novel and recognizable.

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  7. people sitting at distanced tables in a restaurant
    Health & Medicine

    Here’s what we’ve learned in six months of COVID-19 — and what we still don’t know

    Six months into the new coronavirus pandemic, researchers have raced to uncover crucial information about SARS-CoV-2. But much is still unknown.

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  8. farmers market in Davis, California
    Health & Medicine

    Why scientists say wearing masks shouldn’t be controversial

    New data suggest that cloth masks work to reduce coronavirus cases, though less well than medical masks.

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  9. brain MRI images
    Health & Medicine

    Strokes and mental state changes hint at how COVID-19 harms the brain

    In a group of people severely ill from the coronavirus, strokes, psychosis, depression and other brain-related changes come as complications.

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