Readers and Tweeters Dispense Timely Advice for Difficult Times

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. How to Explain Vaccines to People Who Resist Them Here is an attempt to write something that might convince people who resist getting vaccinations (“Vaccine Hesitancy vs. Vaccine Refusal: Nursing Home Staffers Say There’s a Difference,” […]

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What to Know About the New Coronavirus Variant Making Its Way Across New York and the Northeast

A new, potentially concerning coronavirus variant has been identified in New York City and throughout the Northeast, researchers reported this week. It's the latest in a string of variants that have emerged in countries around the globe. You might remember that a UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) surfaced in December. Since then, scientists around their globe […]

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What January's Taurus Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Read what your sign's 2021 horoscope predictions have in store for you or check out the Taurus personality profile.  Welcome to January and 2021, Taurus. You're known for your determination, and you put it to good use at the end of December, when, despite the weight of the world, you kept on fighting for what you deserve. You get a boost of support […]

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AAAS names 7 Washington University faculty as 2020 fellows

Seven faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis are among 489 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. And four of those seven are School of Medicine faculty. The newly selected fellows from the medical school are: Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD; David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD; Douglas L. […]

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Mouthwash Can Kill Coronavirus in 30 Seconds—But Doctors Warn There's More to Know

Back in June, interest started swirling around mouthwash and its potential effects on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The information then came from a meta-analysis published in the journal Function, which posed a theory: Based on mouthwash's ability to disrupt or damage the outer layer of other enveloped viruses, or viruses that have a lipid membrane, that mouthwash could […]

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