Richard Harris

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Children's Risk Of Serious Illness From COVID-19 Is As Low As It Is For The Flu

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Though the odds are comparable, many parents worry more about the less familiar disease. New mask guidelines have heightened anxiety. Experts explain the actual versus perceived risks of severe COVID.

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Amateur Mushroom Photographer Makes A Big Discovery

Sunday, May 23, 2021

A mushroom thought extinct in the US for 100 years has been rediscovered. It's an example of the remarkable synergy between amateur and professional fungus aficionados.

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In Kids, The Risk Of COVID-19 And The Flu Are Similar — But The Risk Perception Isn't

Friday, May 21, 2021

The risk of serious COVID-19 illness in children is comparable to their risk from the flu, but many parents seem more concerned about coronavirus. The issue of risk perception has a lot do with it.

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CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors, Outdoors

Friday, May 14, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say fully vaccinated people against COVID-19 can resume activities indoors or outdoors, in gatherings large or small, without masks or distancing.

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Antibody Drugs For COVID-19 Are A Cumbersome Tool Against Surges

Friday, April 16, 2021

Drugs that can help keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital are playing only a small role in Michigan, where the pandemic is accelerating. Logistical challenges are to blame.

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'Monoclonal Antibodies' Can Keep Coronavirus In Check, But Won't Stem Michigan Surge

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Drugs that can help keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital are playing only a small role in Michigan, where the pandemic is accelerating. Logistical challenges are to blame.

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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine And Blood Clots: What You Need To Know

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Government health officials are recommending a "pause" in vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. We're answering your questions as we learn more.

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Drugs Targeting Immune Response To COVID-19 Show Promise

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Researchers are reporting some progress in their search for drugs that tamp down the overwhelming immune reaction that can kill a patient with COVID-19.

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Woman Gets New Windpipe In Groundbreaking Transplant Surgery

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

A medical team in New York City says it has performed the first complete surgical transplant of a trachea. These kinds of transplants are one of the last big transplant challenges.

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Drugs Targeting Immune Response To COVID-19 Show Promise

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Drugs to help tamp down the immune system's over-reaction in COVID-19 are showing promise and could help prevent hospital deaths.

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Bad Batch Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Sets Back Production

Thursday, April 01, 2021

A Baltimore company trying to produce COVID-19 vaccines had to throw out a bad batch of the Johnson & Johnson product. That sets back efforts to expand production of this vaccine.

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Vaccinated College Students Will Help Answer Critical Question About COVID Spread

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Scientists have launched a study of college students to find out whether people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 can still spread the virus. That's a big unanswered question about the vaccine.

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AstraZeneca's Latest Report Supports Effectiveness Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Thursday, March 25, 2021

AstraZeneca has updated the data about its COVID-19 vaccine after criticism that its previous statement was based on incomplete information. The update still finds that the shot is safe and effective.

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Antibiotic Use Ran High In Early Days Of COVID-19, Despite Viral Cause

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Many doctors have used antibiotics to treat COVID-19 patients, but that's largely unnecessary — and could even promote drug-resistant germs.

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Convalescent Plasma Strikes Out As COVID-19 Treatment

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Infusing blood plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 into sick patients looks good on paper. But studies of the treatment haven't found benefits.

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Could A Single-Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine After Illness Stretch The Supply?

Monday, March 01, 2021

People who have been sick with COVID-19 may need only one dose of the normally two-shot vaccines. If that became policy it could extend vaccine supplies, but logistical challenges are daunting.

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Vitamin C Fails Again As Treatment For Sepsis

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sepsis is one of the most common causes of death for hospitalized patients. The search for an effective treatment has been frustrating.

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Vitamin C Apparently Not Useful For Sepsis After All

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

A seemingly easy and cheap treatment for a deadly disease has failed in a major study. Vitamin C is apparently not useful for sepsis after all. That's a lesson for similar COIVD-19 treatments.

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Long-Term Studies Of COVID-19 Vaccines Hurt By Placebo Recipients Getting Immunized

Friday, February 19, 2021

Researchers are trying to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines from original study participants. The quest is hampered because many people who first received a placebo shot are opting for the vaccine.

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How Herd Immunity Works — And What Stands In Its Way

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Scientists say the pandemic will only end in the U.S. when we achieve what's called herd immunity. Play with our simulations to see how immunity can stop an outbreak in its tracks.

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