The C.D.C.’s New Leader Follows the Science. Is That Enough?

By all accounts, Dr. Rochelle Walensky is a fierce advocate and an empathetic scientist. But C.D.C. advice must be better attuned to the real world, critics say.

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Delayed Skin Reactions Appear After Vaccine Shots

Doctors are reporting additional, minor symptoms that appear several days after people have received their shots.

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At Elite Medical Centers, Even Workers Who Don’t Qualify Are Vaccinated

Administrators and young graduate students have been inoculated at leading research hospitals, contrary to state and federal guidelines.

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Alzheimer’s Researchers Study a Rare Brain

A woman in Colombia with a rare genetic mutation recently made the ultimate donation to science.

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What Is Ulcerative Colitis, the Ailment Afflicting Shinzo Abe of Japan?

The illness that has afflicted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that can unexpectedly flare up.

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Remdesivir Could Be in Short Supply. Here’s a Fix.

The federal government must work to ensure adequate supply of the coronavirus drug — and distribute it evenly and transparently.

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A Coronavirus Vaccine Project Takes a Page From Gene Therapy

The technique aims to make a person’s cells churn out proteins that will stimulate the body to fight the coronavirus.

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What Is ‘Covid Toe’? Maybe a Strange Sign of Coronavirus Infection

Dermatologists say the lesions should prompt testing for the virus, even though many patients have no other symptoms.

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32 Days on a Ventilator: One Covid Patient’s Fight to Breathe Again

Jim Bello, 49 and healthy, fell gravely ill, highlighting agonizing mysteries of the coronavirus. Doctors’ relentless effort to save him was a roller-coaster of devastating and triumphant twists.

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How to Save Summer From the Coronavirus

A balance can be found to be both safe and outdoors.

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Coronavirus Antibody Tests: Can You Trust the Results?

A team of scientists worked around the clock to evaluate 14 antibody tests. A few worked as advertised. Most did not.

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When Coronavirus Care Gets Lost in Translation

Medical interpreters must now work remotely, multiplying the challenges for front-line doctors and non-English-speaking patients.

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