Scientists once thought 2020 might be the worst year yet for AFM, but mask wearing and school closures could hamper the spread of that virus, too.
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Adjuvants play a crucial role in many vaccines’ effectiveness. Some scientists say there needs to be more research into developing a wider variety of adjuvants because of how important they are.
COVID-19 case numbers are rising across Illinois. Public health officials reported nearly 2,000 cases in a single day this week
What’s driving this death toll? Could anything improve the outlook? How reliable are these predictions anyway? We get into the weeds.
NPR surveyed all 50 states about their contact tracing work. The workforce has barely grown since mid-June while cases have skyrocketed.
With official contact tracing programs still hiring workers, some businesses are doing their own tracing to track customer and employee exposure to the virus.
These two measures were raised in President Trump’s interview this week with journalist Jonathan Swan on Axios on HBO. Here’s what these statistics reveal about a country’s response to the pandemic.
The worrisome trend is attributed to Americans’ discouragement over long wait times to get a test or find out the results.
Experts say violence is primarily a public health issue.
With the flu season looming, public health officials urge nearly all Americans over 6 months old to get immunized starting next month. Strategize now to avoid getting the flu while COVID-19 is raging.