Don’t Let the Pandemic Stop Your Shots

Even as older adults await the coronavirus vaccine, many are skipping the standard ones. That’s not wise, health experts say.

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Are We Looking for the Wrong Coronavirus Vaccines?

The best vaccines don’t just prevent a disease; they also prevent the pathogen causing the disease from being transmitted. So why aren’t we focusing more on those?

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Coronavirus Symptoms Full List: What Are They? Is There a Cure?

Here’s what to do if you feel sick and are worried it may be the coronavirus.

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She Struggled With Asthma, but It Had Never Been This Bad

She had trouble breathing, and the E.R. doctors discovered a mass in her lung. Was this cancer — or something a little more unusual?

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Resisting Lockdown, Nicaragua Becomes a Place of Midnight Burials

The country is one of the last to reject the strict measures introduced globally to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Families say they are paying the price.

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Surviving Covid-19 May Not Feel Like Recovery for Some

Debilitating symptoms can last long after a person’s body has gotten rid of the coronavirus, a reality Italians are now confronting.

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We Treated Older Coronavirus Patients. Here’s How to Save More of Them.

Requiring pulse oximetry in nursing homes would be a big step.

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The Infection That’s Silently Killing Coronavirus Patients

This is what I learned during 10 days of treating Covid pneumonia at Bellevue Hospital.

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He Went to 3 Hospitals. When He Finally Got a Bed, It Was Too Late.

Luis Arellano’s struggle to receive care illustrates the difficult decisions hospitals have to make in caring for coronavirus patients. They can mean the difference between life and death.

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Malaria Drug Helps Coronavirus Patients Improve, in Small Study

A group of moderately ill people were given hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to ease their symptoms quickly, but more research is needed.

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Coronavirus Can Be Stopped Only by Harsh Steps, Experts Say

Scientists who have fought pandemics describe difficult measures needed to defend the United States against a fast-moving pathogen.

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