Tag: pandemic

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Dramatic Drop in Common Viruses Raises Question: Masks Forever?

Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio   March 31, 2021 Masks and physical distancing are proving to have major fringe benefits, keeping people from getting all kinds of illnesses — not just covid-19. But it’s unclear whether the protocols will be worth the pain in the long run.

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Heading Off the Next Pandemic

Jim Robbins   January 4, 2021 As the covid-19 pandemic heads for a showdown with vaccines it’s expected to lose, many experts in the field of emerging infectious diseases are already focused on preventing the next one. They fear another virus will leap from wildlife into humans, one […]