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Federal agencies plan to investigate link between PFAS exposure and viral illness

Two federal health agencies are planning to investigate potential links between exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals and susceptibility to viral illnesses like COVID-19.

Researchers are hatching a low-cost COVID-19 vaccine

A new formulation entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change how the world fights the pandemic.

Virus variants likely evolved inside people with weak immune systems

Growing evidence suggests that people with cancer and other conditions that challenge their immune systems may be incubators of mutant viruses.

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COVID vaccines for kids are coming, but not for many months

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A few COVID vaccine recipients developed a rare blood disorder

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Ross Douthat: Long-haul COVID and the chronic illness debate

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What if you never get better from COVID-19?

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Emerging coronavirus variants may pose challenges to vaccines

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The future of the coronavirus? An annoying childhood infection

Once immunity is widespread in adults, the virus rampaging across the world will come to resemble the common cold, scientists predict.

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See how the leading vaccines train the immune system to fight the virus.

CDC reports first data on COVID-19 vaccine adverse events

These are the COVID-19 vaccine prospects that have made it to phase three trials and beyond.
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