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COVID-19 vaccinations declining even though all US adults are eligible

COVID-19 vaccinations declining even though all US adults are eligible

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Enlarge / Nurses wait at empty tables for more patients to arrive to receive a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in Gardena, California, on April 17, 2021. Though COVID-19 vaccines are now open to all US adults, vaccinations in the country are on the decline. In the past week,…
The moments we realized the pandemic would change everything

The moments we realized the pandemic would change everything

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Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Covid-19 Coverage View more stories We're roughly at the one-year point of the global COVID-2 pandemic—Ars' initial explainer on the virus first published on March 8, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on March 11, and the US declared a national emergency on March 13. As we all grapple…
CDC tells Americans to brace for coronavirus

CDC tells Americans to brace for coronavirus

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Enlarge / Team leader of the joint mission between World Health Organization (WHO) and China on COVID-19, Bruce Aylward shows graphics during a press conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva on February 25, 2020. Fresh off a plane from China, epidemiologist Bruce Aylward sat before members of the press at the World Health Organization’s…
Biden plans to release full vaccine supply, reversing Trump policy

Biden plans to release full vaccine supply, reversing Trump policy

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Enlarge / President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks January 07, 2021 in Wilmington, Delaware. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly planning to ditch the current Trump administration policy of withholding half of all available COVID-19 doses to ensure that the requisite second doses are available, according to a report by CNN. Instead,…
Beijing reinstated lockdown as US officials warn the same could happen here

Beijing reinstated lockdown as US officials warn the same could happen...

Enlarge / BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 15: A Chinese epidemic control worker performs a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 on a man who had contact with the the Xinfadi Wholesale Market. Authorities are trying to contain the outbreak linked to the Xinfadi wholesale food market, Beijing's biggest supplier of produce and meat. Several neighborhoods have…
Fauci: “Adequate response” needed to reduce deaths from COVID-19 rebound

Fauci: “Adequate response” needed to reduce deaths from COVID-19 rebound

Enlarge / Dr. Anthony Fauci testifying from home to an extremely sparsely populated Senate chamber during a May 12 hearing on how safely to reopen US schools and businesses. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Months after schools and businesses nationwide shut down to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and most of America started hunkering down…
US projects 200,000 new COVID-19 cases per day, 3,000 daily deaths by June

US projects 200,000 new COVID-19 cases per day, 3,000 daily deaths...

Enlarge / President Donald Trump speaks as Vice President Mike Pence looks on during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic at the White House on March 26, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The United States is expected to see about 200,000 new COVID-19 cases per day by June 1, with daily deaths hitting 3,000,…
With morgues brimming, Texas and Arizona turn to refrigerator trucks

With morgues brimming, Texas and Arizona turn to refrigerator trucks

Enlarge / NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 25: The Statue of Liberty is seen behind refrigeration trucks that function as temporary morgues at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal during the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Officials in Texas and Arizona have requested refrigerated trucks to hold the dead as hospitals and morgues…
Union rep apparently threatens coronavirus infections to stop clean energy rule

Union rep apparently threatens coronavirus infections to stop clean energy rule

Enlarge / The city of San Luis Obispo in 2013.George Rose/Getty Images Covid-19 Coverage View more stories There's a battle raging in California over the future of natural gas. Environmentalists want building codes to encourage new buildings to be electrically heated in order to reduce carbon emissions. Natural gas utilities and labor unions representing their…
Fired scientist back to peddling anti-vaxx COVID-19 conspiracy theories

Fired scientist back to peddling anti-vaxx COVID-19 conspiracy theories

Enlarge / After her research career effectively ended, Dr. Judy Mikovits has re-emerged as an anti-vaccine activist.YouTube Back in 2011, we covered the strange story of biochemist Judy Mikovits, who co-authored a controversial (and subsequently retracted) paper in the journal Science and eventually lost her prestigious position with a research institution. Now Mikovits is back in…

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