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Coronavirus FAQs: A Vaccinated Person’s Guide To COVID Exposure And Elevator Etiquette

Coronavirus FAQs: A Vaccinated Person’s Guide To COVID Exposure And Elevator...

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Each week, we answer frequently asked questions about life during the coronavirus crisis. If you have a question you'd like us to consider for a future post, email us at goatsandsoda@npr.org with the subject line: "Weekly Coronavirus Questions." See an archive of our FAQs here. We've been answering coronavirus questions from our audience for over…
Unvaccinated are 5X more likely to catch delta, 11X more likely to die

Unvaccinated are 5X more likely to catch delta, 11X more likely...

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Enlarge / The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters stands in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. COVID-19 vaccines are largely holding up against the hyper-transmissible delta coronavirus variant, particularly when it comes to preventing severe disease and death, according to three studies published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and…
Biden’s Coronavirus Response Coordinator Talks About New COVID Plan

Biden’s Coronavirus Response Coordinator Talks About New COVID Plan

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients about the Biden administration's new measures to curb COVID-19, like mandating vaccination in many workplaces. SCOTT DETROW, HOST: Just yesterday alone, tens of thousands of new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed, and more than 1,500 people died from the disease. It's all being…
Mammoth Biosciences Raises $195 Million, Vaulting Its Crispr Tech To Unicorn Status

Mammoth Biosciences Raises $195 Million, Vaulting Its Crispr Tech To Unicorn...

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Mammoth Biosciences cofounders Trevor Martin (L), Janice Chen, Lucas Harrington (R). Mammoth Biosciences When constructing a house, certain jobs require different tools. New medicines are no different, says Trevor Martin, cofounder and CEO of Mammoth Biosciences, which is  building one of the largest repositories of Crispr-based proteins to cut and edit DNA for use in…
InnovationRx: Theranos On Trial; Plus, Idaho Rations Hospital Care

InnovationRx: Theranos On Trial; Plus, Idaho Rations Hospital Care

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InnovationRx is your weekly digest of healthcare news. To get it in your inbox, subscribe here. The fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of failed blood testing startup Theranos began this week, as the 37-year-old faces fraud charges for allegedly engaging in a multimillion-dollar scheme to deceive investors, doctors and patients, Forbes’ Jemima McEvoy…
Idaho begins rationing care as hospitals crumple under COVID load

Idaho begins rationing care as hospitals crumple under COVID load

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Enlarge / Coronavirus preparedness tent set up outside hospital emergency room entrance at Gritman Medical Center in the northern Idaho city of Moscow in March 2020. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare on Monday activated its "crisis standards of care" in 10 northern hospitals hard-hit by staff shortages, hospital bed shortages, and a "massive…
Risk Aversion And Uncertainty Tolerance Can Explain Covid-19 Fear Levels, According To A New Study

Risk Aversion And Uncertainty Tolerance Can Explain Covid-19 Fear Levels, According...

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Will Flu Season Make A Comeback? Why We’ll Need Covid And Flu Tests This Winter

Will Flu Season Make A Comeback? Why We’ll Need Covid And...

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There are now multiple options to detect and differentiate between Covid-19 and the flu. AFP via Getty Images Dr. Matt Binnicker, an expert in the diagnosis of infectious diseases, explains why testing for both Covid-19 and influenza will be important as we head into the winter months. During the fall and winter months of 2020,…
InnovationRx: The Boomers Are OK; Plus, Covid Mu Variant

InnovationRx: The Boomers Are OK; Plus, Covid Mu Variant

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InnovationRx is your weekly digest of healthcare news. To get it in your inbox, subscribe here. The Boomers are OK — for now. The federal government released its annual reports on the Medicare and Social Security trust funds this week. Social Security will run out of money to make full payments in 2034, a year…
Will Flu Season Make A Comeback? Why We’ll Need Covid And Flu Tests This Winter

Will Flu Season Make A Comeback? Why We’ll Need Covid And...

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There are now multiple options to detect and differentiate between Covid-19 and the flu. AFP via Getty Images Dr. Matt Binnicker, an expert in the diagnosis of infectious diseases, explains why testing for both Covid-19 and influenza will be important as we head into the winter months. During the fall and winter months of 2020,…

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