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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Woman looks at fake health news on her phone
    Science & Society

    The book ‘Viral BS’ offers a cure for medical myths and fake health news

    In ‘Viral BS,’ physician and author Seema Yasmin fights misinformation with a dose of storytelling.

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  5. scan of human brain
    Health & Medicine

    COVID-19 can affect the brain. New clues hint at how

    Anxiety, depression and strokes can occur after infection, leaving experts to determine how the virus affects the brain.

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  6. box packaging for the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    FDA and CDC OK resuming J&J COVID-19 shots paused over rare clot concerns

    The single-dose vaccine carries a low risk of rare blood clots in women under 50, but experts say its benefits outweigh that risk.

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  7. woman wearing a face mask places her groceries on a checkout counter while an employee in a face mask scans them
    Health & Medicine

    Experts predict U.S. COVID-19 cases will dip in summer but surge in winter

    Masks, vaccines and coronavirus variants could all affect how bad a predicted winter surge gets.

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  8. stock art collage of a hand reaching through a phone
    Health & Medicine

    Capturing the sense of touch could upgrade prosthetics and our digital lives

    Haptics researchers are working on ways to add touch to virtual reality, online shopping, telemedicine and advanced artificial limbs.

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  9. hands rolling a marijuana joint
    Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, scientists claimed marijuana threatened teens’ mental health

    In the 1970s, scientists linked pot use to mental health woes in teens. Such concerns have helped keep the drug illegal for teens for 50 years.

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