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Hint: It’s not just the efficacy numbers

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To boost or not to boost, that is the question (plus many others)

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We have the tools to go back to school safely — it’s up to us to use them

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How big of a risk does Covid pose to kids?

The good news is…


The CDC’s partial-reversal on mask-wearing is long overdue, but the damage is done

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  • Those living in a county with rates of substantial or high Covid-19 transmission, which is at least 50 cases per 100,000 people over the previous week. …


Three factors to consider when deciding

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If you’re confused by the latest recommendations, you’re not alone

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The J&J pause seems scary, but it helps rebuild the transparency and trust we need

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There will be no dramatic end to the pandemic, but we can at least look for these four signs that it’s under control

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(L) Central Meadville, MS; (R) Mark Thornton, Franklin County emergency management director, at the courthouse in Meadville, Mississippi, on March 19, 2021. Photos: Annie Flanagan for Elemental

How rural areas could affect our Covid-19 immunity


The pandemic isn’t over, even if we’re over it

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