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How early was the novel coronavirus circulating?

    In late December 2019, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission reported cases of an unidentified viral pneumonia, which, along with other reports, alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) to a potential new health threat that was identified as a…

The Slow, Creeping Horror of The Salisbury Poisonings

AMC’s newest British import, the four-part drama The Salisbury Poisonings, is a dystopia with a bucolic English setting, and the disconnect between the two is where the show’s slow creep of horror begins. On an ordinary street, a man and…

Here’s how Covid-19 ranks among the worst plagues in history

Carnival celebrators dressed in the plague masks meant to protect against the bubonic plague ride the subway in Italy on February 25, as the novel coronavirus swept the country. | Giacomo Cosua/NurPhoto via Getty Images One year ago, China announced…

It’s essential to understand why some health care workers are putting off vaccination

A housekeeper cleans and sanitizes the room of a COVID-19 patient in ICU at Providence St. Mary Medical Center amid a surge in Covid-19 patients in Southern California on December 23, 2020 in Apple Valley, California. So far, about 53…

Moderna released more Covid-19 vaccine results. They’re very encouraging.

The biotechnology company Moderna’s protocol files for Covid-19 vaccinations are kept at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, on August 13, 2020. | Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images The company is now seeking Food and Drug Administration approval….

Study: 40 percent are likely to attend a gathering of more than 10 this holiday season

A Rhode Island turkey farmer prepares birds for holiday meals. | John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe/Getty Images As Covid-19 infections surge, experts are concerned the holidays could make things worse. A new poll conducted by Ohio State University has found that…