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‘Into the Covid ICU’: A New Doctor Bears Witness to the Isolation, Inequities of Pandemic

Dr. Paloma Marin-Nevarez graduated from medical school during the pandemic. We follow the rookie doctor for her first months working at a hospital in Fresno, California, as she grapples with isolation, anti-mask rallies and an overwhelming number of deaths.

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The Invisibility of COVID-19

Why is it so hard to picture COVID-19?

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Why COVID-19 vaccine distribution methods fall short and 3 ways to improve them

Several proposals have emerged on how to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, but they fall short in ensuring that the vaccine is distributed fairly. A team including Binghamton University professor Nicole Hassoun suggests three ways to more fairly and effectively distribute the vaccine so that people in poor countries get the vaccine as soon as possible.

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FDA authorizes J&J COVID vaccine after unanimous vote [Updated]

An FDA advisory committee voted Friday 22-0 in favor of authorization.

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Brazil COVID-19 deaths, cases surge as pandemic subsides globally

Brazil’s coronavirus deaths and cases are surging amid slow vaccine administration to control the pandemic compared with other nations worldwide.

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Weary of COVID Variants, EU Leaders Push to Step Up Vaccination

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union must prepare to vaccinate for new COVID variants over the coming years after EU leaders discussed ways of salvaging tourism. Reuters Health Information

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U.S. Covid Response: Good, Bad & Embarrassing

Were Americans too unruly, or did elected officials expect too little of them?

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Biden’s big COVID-19 aid package: What’s in the bill?

The U.S. coronavirus relief bill is massive and moving through Congress on party-line votes. Stimulus payments and public health are just the start.

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J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Wins Backing of FDA Panel

An FDA panel voted 22 to 0 in favor of an emergency clearance for Janssen/J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine, bringing it a step closer to distribution. Medscape Medical News

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COVID-19 Vaccination Linked to Less Mechanical Ventilation

A new report from Israel links COVID-19 vaccination to a drop in the need for mechanical ventilation among people 70 and older. Medscape Medical News