- Herd immunity and is it a viable strategy for the COVID-19 pandemic? by Megha Machhar for Biodrivers.
|Without clear information that having had the virus confers immunity, the herd immunity strategy is uncertain and potentially dangerous.|
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- Dueling infections: I had the flu and Covid-19 at the same time by Lauren Hines for STAT news.
- Zinc and COVID by Scott Gavura for Science-Based Medicine.
- mRNA Vaccines for COVID-19: The promise and pitfalls by Ken Doyle for Promega.
- For scientists studying ‘disaster fatigue,’ this has been a year like no other by Rasha Aridi for Science.
- The neuroscience behind gratitude by Mariam Melkumyan at Lions Talk Science Graduate Student Blog.
- People drawn to conspiracy theories share a cluster of psychological features by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Scientific American.
- The simple lab technique that changed everything by Justin Dingman for Sciworthy.
- Earth’s early atmosphere may have been toxic like the one on Venus by Leah Crane for New Scientist.
- Physicists detect solar CNO neutrinos for first time by Sci-News.com.
- The Falling Chimney paradox by Prober at Probing the Universe.
- Laser tractor beam developed to control lightning strikes by Miklos Bolza for Lab Down Under.
- Princeton scientists solve the mystery behind an enigmatic organelle, the pyrenoid by Ominy Science.
- Rethinking Black Friday to include end-of-life conversations by L.S. Dugdale for STAT news.
- The case for 'Universal Property' by James K. Boyce for Scientific American.
- Canada gives BP okay to explore in marine conservation area by Brian Owens for Hakai magazine.
- How do we protect the urban poor from food insecurity? by Urban Food Futures.
- Celebrating disabled scientists: Dorothy Hodgkin by Susanna Riley for Edinburgh University Science magazine.
- Hawai’i has a hidden reservoir by Ian Connellan for Cosmos Magazine.
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