Efficient shipping and storage could prevent a lot of wasted vaccines.
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COVID-19 vaccines have very specific storage requirements that make shipping a difficult task. Two ideas – fulfillment centers and cross-docking – could help overcome some distribution challenges.
Workers installing surveillance cameras in Shanghai in August 2020.
There is growing concern in some countries that restrictions designed to combat the pandemic may not be lifted once it is over.
Tony Potts, a 69-year-old retiree, removes his face mask for a temperature check just before receiving his first injection in a phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial sponsored by Moderna. Potts is one of 30,000 participants in the Moderna trial.
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The vaccines that will first be used to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will have gone through a special approval process with the FDA. but just what is this expedited process?
Just because you’re with people you know doesn’t mean you’re safe from the coronavirus.
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More states are adding mask mandates as COVID-19 cases soar. If you’re traveling, shopping or seeing friends and family in person, masks are a crucial protective measure.
Because of remote learning, school children have no opportunity to attend physical education classes.
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With many schools closed, children’s health could suffer.
The airline industry has been cancelling routes because of the traffic drop-off during the pandemic. That has an impact on organ transplants.
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As policymakers weigh financial aid for the airline industry, they have an opportunity to help make the US organ transplantation system more equitable at the same time.
How should COVID-19 vaccine be prioritized?
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A team of experts argues that after taking care of essential workers, COVID-19 vaccinations should be given to the greatest transmitters of the virus, who are mostly the young.
Students and parents at California’s Hollywood High School go through temperature checks before picking up laptops for online learning.
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Checking for symptoms is just the beginning. Here are 10 ways schools can help keep children, families and faculty safe.
High school students wear face masks as they wash their hands on August 3, the first day of partial resumption of classes in Lagos, Nigeria, since the COVID-19 lockdown.
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Nigeria’s management of the COVID-19 outbreak, and other future outbreaks, will require improved diagnostic capacity, effective testing and tracing, and massive investment in health infrastructure.
Mascarillas: intersección de la salud y la moda.
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La cadena de suministro de los equipos médicos personales sufre, al igual que la moda, de falta de transparencia. No obstante, los esfuerzos y lecciones de la primera pueden servir a la segunda.
More people turn to alcohol in the wake of disasters, research has found.
The stress of having children do distance learning at home during the pandemic is linked to an increase in alcohol consumption among parents, a new survey finds.
Masks: Where health care and fashion collide.
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A transparency index could fix issues in the current medical supply chain in the US.
A man undergoes testing for COVID-19 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital isolation centre, Nigeria.
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An ideal test for the diagnosis of COVID-19 would be cheap, accurate and easy to use. The key is to choose an affordable test with the strengths and limitations meet a population’s needs.
Professors overseas can teach US students about perspectives in other countries.
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In a world beset by a global pandemic, colleges and universities may have to find a way for US students to study abroad without ever leaving American soil.
Recommendations suggest babies be introduced to food allergens around age six months.
Introducing food allergens early is the best way to prevent food allergies from developing. Even in a pandemic, the benefits outweigh the very small risk of a severe reaction requiring emergency care.
Lyme disease patients hold a rally outside the Irish Parliament.
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Many patients without a diagnosis of Lyme disease report a constellation of symptoms, sometimes for years. Does chronic Lyme disease exist?
It’s time to talk to your loved ones about what care and treatment you’d want if you face death from COVID-19.
Australians should now be practising social distancing to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. By creating more space between yourself and others you decrease the risk of person-to-person…
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar sign an agreement ending the US’s 18-year war in Afghanistan, Doha, Feb. 29, 2020.
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A peace deal with the Taliban has been signed. But rebuilding Afghanistan after three decades of conflict will take much more than an accord, says a scholar of peacebuilding.
At the New Hampshire primary debate, America’s opioid crisis came up as an issue.
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In 2016, drug misuse was cited as the top concern among New Hampshire voters. What remedies are the Democratic primary contenders putting forward to combat the opioid crisis?