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Don’t Feel Guilty About Accepting a COVID Shot

For all the money and elbow grease that was poured into developing the COVID-19 vaccines, you’d think that vaccinating people is a top-priority project. But precious few resources have been given to any efforts to actually get the vaccine into people’s arms. We don’t have an organized, efficient system. Instead we…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How Bad Are All These New COVID Variants?

Viruses mutate; so does everything, really. But experts are now concerned about a few of the thousands of coronavirus variants that have turned up around the world. We wrote about the UK variant last month; now there are more, including one in Los Angeles. You do not need to panic. But it’s good to be […]

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What We Know About Allergic Reactions to the COVID Vaccines

Amid last week’s jubilant news segments featuring frontline healthcare workers getting their first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine came reports that put a damper on the excitement: that some of the vaccine recipients experienced severe allergic reactions following their shot. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How mRNA Vaccines Work

The first COVID vaccine to be rolled out in the U.S., the one from Pfizer and BioNTech, is an mRNA vaccine. The second one probably will be too: Moderna’s vaccine is up for consideration this week. We’ve never had an mRNA vaccine in common use before, so you’re not alone if you’re wondering what the […]

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What to Do If You’re Exposed to COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases spike across the country, inundating hospital systems and prompting new restrictions on economic activity in some states, it’s important to keep a key distinction in mind, at least when it comes to your own place in the tangled pandemic mess: the difference between infection and exposure.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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We’re Probably Hours Away From a COVID Vaccine

The FDA’s vaccine advisory panel spent all of yesterday discussing the results of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID vaccine studies. At the end of the day, they voted “yes” to the question of whether the available science suggests the benefits of the vaccine outweigh its risks. The FDA is expected to move quickly to grant…Read more… […]

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We’re Probably Hours Away From a COVID Vaccine

The FDA’s vaccine advisory panel spent all of yesterday discussing the results of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID vaccine studies. At the end of the day, they voted “yes” to the question of whether the available science suggests the benefits of the vaccine outweigh its risks. The FDA is expected to move quickly to grant…Read more… […]

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How Will You Know If Your Neighbors Have Gotten the Vaccine?

In almost every sci-fi movie about a pandemic, there’s some trinket to differentiate the immune from the potentially infected. In 2011’s Contagion, the vaccinated received bar-coded wristbands; in the extremely triggering trailer for the forthcoming Michael Bay produced movie Songbird (a movie that asks “what if COVID…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Talk to Someone Who Doesn’t Want the COVID-19 Vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccines transition from the hypothetical to the actual, with Pfizer seeking an emergency use authorization from the Food & Drug Administration that could see the first Americans being inoculated against the disease as early as December, the discussion around actually taking a vaccine grows more personal. …Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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