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UN chief warns of ‘ocean emergency’ as leaders confront biodiversity loss, pollution

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Biodiversity risks could persist for decades after global temperature peak

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Anti-vaccine ideology gains ground as state lawmakers target existing rules for kids’ shots

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Movement has gained momentum amid the coronavirus pandemic, boosting the reach of high-profile anti-vaccine activists


We’ll never know how many people are dead because of Rupert Murdoch’s propaganda

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Fearful of far-right competitors, the Fox honcho decided to redouble the toxic lies about Covid-19


The privilege of staying home: Covid and the highly skilled workforce

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Remote working during the pandemic allowed once-mobile skilled workers to choose immobility, with possible long-term impacts on future work and migration patterns


Embracing uncertainty may be a better way to cure conspiracist thinking

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If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, labels can make the truth that much harder to find


Medicare’s open enrollment is open season for scammers

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Complaints are rising from seniors tricked by private insurance companies selling Medicare Advantage and drug plans


Vaccine patent waivers would be more effective at stopping covid variants than travel bans

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Getting residents of low-income countries vaccinated is the best way to stop new SARS-CoV2 variants


Spiders are much smarter than most humans think

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New research is finding that brain size is no predictor of intelligent behavior


Newly released documents show how former Trump administration stifled scientists on coronavirus

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Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis finds Trump officials blocked government officials from giving health briefings, censored recommendations


Vaccine hoarding could lead to deadly new vaccine resistant variants

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By failing to equitably distribute Covid-19 vaccines to lower- and middle-income countries, wealthier nations are setting the stage for a pandemic that never ends


Ghost stories tell us more about ourselves than the supernatural creatures they describe

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Resorting to the supernatural to explain the unexplainable is a failure of imagination


FDA authorizes Pfizer Covid-19 for emergency use in children between 5 and 11

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Young children should receive one-third of the adult dose in two vaccinations administered three weeks apart, agency says


History shows that being required to be vaccinated is the only way some people will ever do so

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Eliminating community spread of diseases requires mandates, something that was never politicized until today


UK, EU continue opposition to global patent waivers for covid vaccines

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Just a few months after their rollout, covid vaccines had already saved over 100,000 lives

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Rural Americans are dying of covid at twice the rate of their urban counterparts

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Due to significantly lower acceptance of covid vaccines, rural mortality rates are now more than double urban rates — and accelerating quickly


Want to ‘do your own research’ on vaccines or anything else? First realize what research actually means

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In order to credibly dispute the conclusions of experts, you have to be one yourself


Yes, the evidence shows that (surgical) masks work against the coronavirus

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As the Covid-19 pandemic wears on, it’s vital to keep in mind that surgical masks are an important part of stopping infections


Vaccine hoarding by wealthy nations could lead to 100 million doses going to waste

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While rich nations consider triple doses, less than 2 percent of people in poor countries have been vaccinated


Mississippi Gov. clumsily tries to defend inaction despite large spike in Covid deaths

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As Covid kills thousands of his citizens, Mississippi’s GOP governor refuses to do more


 

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