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With COVID-19 cases surging, Nepal asks global community for urgent vaccine help

Nepal’s Ministry of Health said: “Since coronavirus cases have spiked beyond the capacity of the health system and hospitals have run out of beds, the situation is unmanageable.” The ministry also said it had no more vaccines.

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I'm fully vaccinated – should I keep wearing a mask for my unvaccinated child?

Fully vaccinated adults are celebrating their new freedom and removing their face masks. Yet for parents of children under age 12, the rejoicing might be short-lived.

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Driver's license suspensions for failure to pay fines inflict particular harm on Black drivers

These are some of the situations facing millions of Americans who were unable to pay fines – and whose lives were turned into a nightmare by overly punitive policies in response.

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Millions are rejecting one of humanity’s best weapons for saving lives: Vaccines

Vaccines show the immune system what the virus looks like so our bodies can manufacture specific antibodies to that virus. These antibodies then bind to and inactivate or destroy invading viruses.

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India and the USA: can Biden and Modi work together?

As the Biden administration gets started, Modi may be forced to change course.

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How to 'build back better' health habits after the pandemic year

I am a physician and associate professor of medicine at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. In my role as the director of wellness, resiliency and vulnerable populations, I hear the concerns of faculty and staff regarding returning to on-site work.

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The International Space Station at 20 offers hope and a template for future cooperation

What began as competition has turned into fruitful cooperation not just between Russia and the United States but Canada, Japan, Italy, the European Space Agency and over 100 other countries

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How plant-based diets could help prevent the next COVID-19

Many Canadians are already aware of the benefits of a plant-based diet. Doing a better job at supporting those already trying to make a dietary change could be an effective approach for government policy.

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Coronavirus and conspiracies: how the far right is exploiting the pandemic

Just as the global death toll from COVID-19 reached 250,000 at the start of May this year, a short film emerged that has since been called “the first true hit conspiracy video of the COVID-19 era”.

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How virus detectives trace the origins of an outbreak – and why it's so tricky

Plant, animal or human, the methods are largely the same. Tracking down the origins of a virus involves a combination of extensive fieldwork, thorough lab testing and quite a bit of luck.

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What India's second wave means for its vaccine coverage – and the rest of the world

India’s devastating second wave has led it to redirect more of its vaccine production towards its domestic immunisation programme.

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COVID-19 messages make emergency alerts just another text in the crowd on your home screen

COVID-19-related messages are a new use of this alert system. They indicate changing ideas about what constitutes an emergency and underscore the challenges of public messaging in a personalized media environment.

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