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C.D.C. calls for updated childhood vaccinations after decline last year

The number of vaccine doses administered to children dropped by as much 63 percent as stay-at-home orders were issued in spring of 2020.
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Spreading vaccine fears. And cashing in

Meet the influencers making millions by dealing doubt about the coronavirus vaccines.
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Slump in electronics sales due to pandemic could help tackle e-waste

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a slump in the sale of electronic devices and may give governments breathing room to tackle e-waste recycling, suggest UN researchers.

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We’ll probably need booster shots for COVID-19. But when? And which ones?

Scientists are asking a lot of questions about Covid-19 booster shots, but they don’t yet have many answers. Here’s what they know so far.
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U.S. COVID vaccine donations will go to 'wide range' of nations

Latin America, South and Southeast Asia and Africa will be among the recipients of an initial 25 million excess doses that the Biden administration is sharing this month.
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The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?

If the case that SARS2 originated in a lab is so substantial, why isn’t this more widely known? As is now obvious, there are many people who have reason not to talk about it.
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Opinion: Why we are calling for a new commitment to vaccine equity and defeating the pandemic

A dangerous gap is emerging between richer and poorer nations' recovery, and the longer we wait to act, the costlier action becomes in human suffering and economic losses.
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Think like a virus to understand why the pandemic isn't over yet

The US has a role to play to ensure the pandemic truly comes to an end: We must get shots into the arms of people in all countries.

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Dave Dickey: Tyson's attempts to litigate COVID in federal courts a scam

All through 2020, Big Meat and the Trump White House abused immigrants and low-income people working at the nation's slaughterhouses, all but physically forcing them to work in a cauldron pot of coronavirus.

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Toxics

Immunity to the coronavirus may persist for years, scientists find

Important immune cells survive in the bone marrow of people who were infected with the virus or were inoculated against it, new research suggests.
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Leana S. Wen: The pandemic isn’t over — especially for our children

With adults increasingly vaccinated, children constitute a higher proportion of new diagnoses. We need guidelines that take them better into account.
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Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition asks for $17.5M of $511M federal aid, council members say double that

Board members from the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition say the money fits the rules for the American Rescue Plan Act, targeting those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Linsey McGoey: Why billionaires like Bill Gates can't fix the problems they helped create

The Gates divorce is prompting people to ask hard questions about the foundation. Good.
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Pandemic mask mountain sets new recycling challenge

Used to curb the spread of Covid-19, masks are exacerbating another pandemic: Plastic pollution.

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