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How monoclonal antibodies lost the fight with new COVID variants
WASHINGTON D.C. (NPR) – Monoclonal antibodies were once the star of COVID-19 outpatient treatments. Since they first became available in 2020 – even before the first vaccines – more than… Read More
3 ways to get COVID pills, if you’ve just tested positive
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — If you’ve just tested positive for COVID-19, and you have common risk factors for serious illness, there are now ample treatments available – generally at little… Read More
New CDC isolation guidelines raise concerns among health experts
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — More than 200,000 people are testing positive for COVID-19 in the U.S. each day. Until this week, a positive test meant you should stay home for… Read More
New antiviral drugs are coming for COVID. Here’s what you need to know
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — An FDA advisory committee is meeting Tuesday to consider whether to recommend a new antiviral pill for the COVID-19 treatment toolkit. Take-at-home pills could be a… Read More
FAQ: What You Need To Know About Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine And Adolescents
Ages 12 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the FDA says. But when and where, and what about younger kids? You have questions. We have answers.
Aerosols, Droplets, Fomites: What Is Known About Transmission Of COVID-19
A letter from over 200 scientists to the World Health Organization asks for further investigation into how the virus spreads. WHO responded at a press conference on Tuesday.
The Coronavirus is Mutating. That’s Normal. But What Does that Mean?
There are various studies looking at changes to the virus genome — and the possible impact on how the virus affects humans. Here’s what we know (and don’t yet know) about mutations.
Birds Are Trying To Adapt To Climate Change — But Is It Too Little, Too Late?
By breeding and migrating earlier, some birds are adapting to climate change. But it’s probably not happening fast enough for some species to survive, according to new research.