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Questions about AstraZeneca jab linger
by Paul Ricard - April 5, 2021 - 7:17am
Persistent questions on whether rare but serious blood clots among those getting the AstraZeneca jab against Covid-19 are more frequent than in the general population, and what causes them if they are, have continued...
Why have some countries paused the AstraZeneca jab?
by Paul Ricard - March 17, 2021 - 7:48am
Germany, Italy, France and at several other nations say they need time to determine whether the vaccine is in any way responsible for very rare incidents of unusual blood events. 
COVID-19 vaccines, side effects: What we know so far
by Paul Ricard - December 14, 2020 - 12:38pm
The distribution of the first vaccines for the coronavirus has raised hopes that the end of the pandemic may be in sight, but it has also sparked some concern about side effects. 
Mystery still shrouds COVID-19 origin
by Paul Ricard - December 1, 2020 - 2:41pm
While many scientists are racing to find vaccines to tame the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, other researchers are probing the past, trying to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of the virus: exactly where...
After year-long sprint, COVID-19 vaccines finally at hand
by Paul Ricard - November 26, 2020 - 12:05pm
Health authorities could give a green light for emergency use within weeks, which would mark the most rapid vaccine development for a pandemic in history — but many questions remain
How opening a window could help you avoid COVID-19
by Paul Ricard - October 9, 2020 - 10:27am
While billions are being spent on the search for a COVID-19 vaccine and treatment, experts say there may be something you can do to help avoid the virus that costs nothing: open the window.
Do masks help boost COVID-19 immunity?
by Paul Ricard - September 26, 2020 - 12:20pm
Could the mask -- already seen by many scientists as the most effective shield against Covid-19 -- have yet another benefit? Some researchers now believe that they expose wearers to smaller, less harmful doses of...
Progress, hope in treatment of severe COVID-19 cases
by Paul Ricard - September 9, 2020 - 8:02am
Doctors are now able to treat severe cases of the coronavirus much better than when the pandemic began, which could save many lives, experts in France and the United States said.
What we know about the 'devious' coronavirus
by Paul Ricard - April 21, 2020 - 8:36am
Will the novel coronavirus leave you short of breath or make you lose your sense of smell? And if you have had it once, can you be confident you are immune? So far, the research on COVID-19 has raised as many questions...
Antibody tests key to ending COVID-19 lockdowns
by Paul Ricard - April 3, 2020 - 5:01pm
It's the key that opens to door from total lockdown: serologic testing, which will show definitively who has contracted COVID-19 and is in theory safe to return to work.
Coronavirus: new disease spreading in Asia revives SARS fears
by Paul Ricard - January 18, 2020 - 5:49pm
After Thailand detected its second case of a mysterious SARS-linked virus this week following confirmed cases in China and Japan, here are a few key points about coronavirus.
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