Michaeleen Doucleff

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How Dangerous Are The New COVID-19 Variants?

Saturday, May 22, 2021

With the coronavirus vaccinations slowing infection rates in the U.S., we look at potential threats posed by new viruses.

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New Coronavirus Detected In Patients At Malaysian Hospital; The Source May Be Dogs

Thursday, May 20, 2021

A previously unknown novel coronavirus capable of infecting people has been discovered in Borneo, says a team of researchers from Duke University.

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Visual Explainer: Why Some Coronavirus Variants Are More Contagious Than Others

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

This animated video uses puzzle pieces to show how a coronavirus binds to a cell's surface — and what happens when a mutation occurs.

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Will COVID-19 Vaccines Still Work Against The Variant From India?

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

A coronavirus variant is spreading quickly in India, causing a massive surge in cases. Scientists are rushing to see if vaccines will be effective against this variant. So far, the news is hopeful.

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Scientists Hopeful That Vaccines Will Work On Coronavirus Variant In India

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

A coronavirus variant is spreading quickly in India, causing a massive surge in cases. Scientists are rushing to see if vaccines will be effective against this variant. So far, the news is hopeful.

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Is The Variant From India The Most Contagious Coronavirus Mutant On The Planet?

Friday, May 07, 2021

Scientists are trying to determine if the coronavirus variant in India could be the most transmissible variant known.

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A New Variant May Be The Cause Of India's COVID-19 Surge

Thursday, May 06, 2021

As India fights a staggering surge of COVID-19, some scientists suspect a reason for the record-breaking outbreak may be a new variant which spreads faster than any other seen so far.

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VIDEO: An Easy Way To Understand Coronavirus Variants — Using Puzzle Pieces

Thursday, May 06, 2021

If you imagine viruses as pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, that can help explain what happens when a coronavirus variant comes into contact with human cells.

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People Are Talking About A 'Double Mutant' Variant In India. What Does That Mean?

Saturday, April 24, 2021

The term is a reference to two particular mutations in SARS-CoV-2. But the variant in India could carry additional mutations.

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How Do We Stop The Next Pandemic? Here's A New Strategy

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

For decades, the U.S. has spent many millions hunting down viruses in hope of stopping a pandemic. Yet the efforts failed. A group of researchers thinks there's a better strategy for the future.

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Surprising Nuggets From The WHO Report: Our Science Correspondent Digs In

Friday, April 02, 2021

There is a lot of information packed into the 300-page report on the origins of the pandemic released this week. Here are three key points that haven't received a great deal of media attention.

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Encouraging Collaboration Early On Can Lead To More Helpful Children Later

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

In many cultures around the world, parents don't need chore charts or allowances for kids to pitch in around the house. A new study shows how parents in these cultures teach children to be helpful.

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The Origins Of COVID-19? WHO Report Points To A Bat After All

Monday, March 29, 2021

The World Health Organization says it will release its report investigating the origins of COVID-19. It concludes that the virus likely came from a bat and a laboratory leak is extremely unlikely.

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WHO Report: Wildlife Farms, Not Market, Likely Source Of Coronavirus Pandemic

Monday, March 29, 2021

The report states that the coronavirus most likely did not originate at the wet market in Wuhan and that a lab leak was "an extremely unlikely pathway."

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Next Pandemic: Scientists Fear Another Coronavirus Could Jump From Animals To Humans

Friday, March 19, 2021

Researchers worry another coronavirus will spill over from a bat or some other creature. They're hunting for sources — and finding evidence that a new pandemic could be around the corner.

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Understanding Where Coronaviruses Come From And How They Enter Humans

Friday, March 19, 2021

All it took was one coronavirus to turn the world upside down. But how many more are out there, lurking in animals? And what's the chance they could jump into people and trigger another outbreak?

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WHO Points To Wildlife Farms In Southern China As Likely Source Of Pandemic

Monday, March 15, 2021

Peter Daszak of the investigative team sent to Wuhan says the farms were probably where the coronavirus first jumped from bats to another animal before infecting humans.

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Are We Raising Unhelpful, Bossy Kids? Here's The Fix

Friday, March 05, 2021

In some cultures kids roll their eyes when asked to do chores. In others, they'll pitch in without even being asked. Researchers have identified two key practices to raise helpful children.

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Can Frozen Food Spread The Coronavirus?

Friday, February 12, 2021

At a news conference this week, the World Health Organization made a surprising statement: The coronavirus could possibly transmit on frozen packages of food.

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Can COVID-19 Be Transmitted Through Frozen Food Shipments?

Friday, February 12, 2021

The World Health Organization says scientists need to find out whether the coronavirus can be transmitted through frozen meat shipments — a theory the Chinese government has promoted heavily.

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