As a World Health Organization and Chinese study into the origins of the pandemic gives no conclusive answers, the controversial theory that the virus emerged from a lab refuses to go away.
“We have so much to look forward to,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on Monday. “But right now I’m scared.”
Sixty-five days into his first term — as 1,000 people a day continue to die of COVID-19 in the US — reporters asked Biden whether he was going to run for reelection.
After A Lot Of Drama With The Government, AstraZeneca Lowered Early Estimates Of Its COVID Vaccine’s Effectiveness By Just 3 Percentage Points
“This is going to turn out to be a good vaccine,” said chief US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci.
The drug company announced positive trial results on Monday suggesting the vaccine was highly effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in all age groups. Less than a day later, US health officials questioned the results, which still have not been released in full.
Experts could not rule out a link to rare blood-clotting conditions seen in a small number of people who received the vaccine and suggested warnings be added to information given to doctors and patients.
So far there’s no clear evidence of a safety problem. But several European countries have paused vaccinations with AstraZeneca’s shots while investigations continue.
While the US government bickered, the coronavirus exposed the rampant inequality in our society. The poor got poorer, the rich got richer, and the bodies piled up.
COVID-19 Vaccinations In Israel Are Starting To Curb The Pandemic, But Not Everyone Is Getting Shots
But difficulties convincing some groups to get their shots point to big challenges that lie ahead for other nations — especially the US.
Under Biden, genome-sequencing pioneer Eric Lander may become the most powerful scientist in US history. But he comes with some baggage.
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The US Didn’t See A Major Additional COVID-19 Thanksgiving Surge. Christmas Will Be A Bigger Challenge.
Anthony Fauci told BuzzFeed News people need to stay vigilant heading into the rest of the holiday season: “I’m not saying at all that we need to cancel Christmas. What I am saying is that we need to be really careful.”
On Tuesday, Oxford became the first team leading a coronavirus vaccine trial to publish its results in a peer-reviewed journal, but scientists have questions about how the trials were conducted.
This hurricane season blew through predictions from federal scientists and set a string of new records along the way.
If anything, Trump did better in counties with higher COVID-19 death rates.
The number of Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 is expected to exceed the peaks seen in April and July.
After four years of relentless attacks on science, researchers and doctors are hopeful that Biden will fight the pandemic and climate change.
The president-elect ran with an ambitious climate plan. Congress could derail it.
This summer, Anthony Fauci warned that the US would reach 100,000 new cases of COVID-19 a day if it didn’t get the virus under control. Now he’s warning we’ll see more deaths.
Biden won Wisconsin by a razor-thin margin, and the Trump campaign declared it will "immediately" push for a recount.