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US preps vaccine contingencies amid panic over poorly understood omicron

US preps vaccine contingencies amid panic over poorly understood omicron

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Enlarge / Anthony Fauci (R), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, speaks alongside US President Joe Biden as he delivers remarks on the omicron COVID-19 variant following a meeting of the COVID-19 response team at the White House. Amid global panic over the recently…
COVID surge underway with daily cases already above 93K ahead of holiday

COVID surge underway with daily cases already above 93K ahead of...

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Enlarge / LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Travelers at the United Terminal 7 at LAX airport as people prepare to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday. Cases of COVID-19 are high and getting higher in the US as Americans head into a holiday week, marked by nationwide travel and jam-packed family gatherings The country's daily…
Doctors are fighting back against fringe doctors pushing COVID misinformation

Doctors are fighting back against fringe doctors pushing COVID misinformation

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Enlarge / A box and container of ivermectin. More doctors across the country are pushing back against fringe members of the medical community for spreading COVID-19 misinformation and touting unproven treatments. Over the weekend, nearly 100 physicians in Alaska signed onto a letter urging the state medical board to investigate doctors in the state who…
Flint water crisis costs Michigan $600 million—preventing it would have cost $80/day

Flint water crisis costs Michigan $600 million—preventing it would have cost...

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Enlarge / The city of Flint Water Plant water tower in Flint, Michigan.Brett Carlsen/Getty Images Residents of Flint, Michigan, began complaining in 2014 that their water tasted bad, smelled foul, and came out of the tap discolored. The city had switched water supplies to save money, and in the process, the city and state failed…
White House hails vaccine mandates as number of unvaccinated drops 40%

White House hails vaccine mandates as number of unvaccinated drops 40%

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Enlarge / FLORIDA, 11/09/2021: A boy gives a nurse a high-five before receiving a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site for children aged 5 to 11. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The White House touted the success of COVID-19 vaccine mandates Wednesday as more of the country's unvaccinated are rolling up…
How to Pee on a Plane Without Being Disgusted

How to Pee on a Plane Without Being Disgusted

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Photo: KITTIKUN YOKSAP (Shutterstock)The holidays are fast approaching, and many of us are about to fly for the first time in nearly two years. We could all use a refresher on air travel tips and tricks, like the right time to use the bathroom on an airplane, or how to eat on a plane without…
CDC overwhelmingly recommends COVID vaccine for kids 5 to 11 [Updated]

CDC overwhelmingly recommends COVID vaccine for kids 5 to 11 [Updated]

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Enlarge / A 13-year-old celebrates getting the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 13, 2021. Update 7:45 pm EDT: Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rochelle Walensky has signed off on the unanimous vote earlier today by agency advisors to recommend the pediatric formulation of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for…
More than 5 million people have died of COVID-19 worldwide

More than 5 million people have died of COVID-19 worldwide

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Enlarge / A man walks through "In America: Remember," a public art installation commemorating all the Americans who have died due to COVID-19, on the National Mall September 21, 2021, in Washington, DC. The concept of artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg, the installation includes more than 660,000 small plastic flags, some with personal messages to those…
CDC advisory panel unanimously approves expanded COVID vaccine boosters

CDC advisory panel unanimously approves expanded COVID vaccine boosters

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Covid-19 Coverage View more stories On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control's expert advisory committee on vaccines met to vote on new guidelines for the use of boosters to sustain the immunity provided by the COVID-19 vaccines in use in the US. The day prior, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization…
No, Your Feet Don’t Clean Themselves in the Shower

No, Your Feet Don’t Clean Themselves in the Shower

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Photo: Olesya Kuznetsova (Shutterstock)We all know it’s crucial to wash our armpits and nether regions when we bathe—of this there is no doubt. We’re well-versed in the importance of hand-washing, and if you’ve ever been a greasy, hormonal teenager, you know why your face and hair need to be cleaned regularly. But the internet has…

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