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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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1 in 4 unvaccinated people may not comply with CDC guidelines to wear masks indoors, survey suggests

The CDC’s updated guidelines also ask that unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people continue to wear a mask – even in establishments like bars and restaurants, where doing so may no longer be required.

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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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Indians stepping up to try to save lives during COVID-19's catastrophic second wave

Despite declaring victory over COVID-19 in January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been on the receiving end of scathing criticism for holding election rallies that allowed thousands to gather and spread the virus.

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COVID vaccine weekly: support builds for patent waiver as shortages threaten to bite

The waiver’s proponents argue, will increase the amount of vaccine doses produced globally.

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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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Intellectual property and Covid-19: how can we accelerate vaccination globally?

If left to spread unchecked in large parts of the world, the virus risks mutating to an extent where our vaccines and treatments no longer work – leaving us all exposed

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These deaths were not inevitable: the COVID-19 crisis is the result of inadequate healthcare

The horrific situation in India’s hospitals shows the extent of the authorities’ failure.

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India's staggering COVID crisis could have been avoided. But the government dropped its guard too soon

India reported 314,000 new cases of COVID-19 on April 22

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After early success, India's daily COVID infections have surpassed the US and Brazil. Why?

From the end of February, daily new cases began to rise sharply again, passing 100,000 a day, and now crossing the 200,000 mark.

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Coronavirus one year on: two countries that got it right, and three that got it wrong

One year on, we have now seen 115 million confirmed cases globally and more than 2.5 million deaths from COVID-19.

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6 COVID-19 treatments helping patients survive

There is still no quick cure, but thanks to an unprecedented global research effort, several treatments are helping patients survive COVID-19 and stay out of the hospital altogether.

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