A Pause on J&J, Preparation for Booster Shots, and More News

The pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine continues, the CEO of Pfizer talks boosters, and…

Pausing the J&J Vaccine Was Easy. Unpausing Will Be Hard

The public health world was ready for something like this. They just didn’t know what the…

Tracking Variants, New Hot Spots, and More Coronavirus News

Researchers trace new variants in Africa, cases surge in India, and US vaccine rollout progresses even…

Variant Hunters Race to Find New Strains Where Testing Lags

In the past year, emerging variants have changed the calculus of the pandemic, forcing countries back…

This Sticker Absorbs Sweat—and Might Diagnose Cystic Fibrosis

In the Middle Ages, a grim adage sometimes turned up in European folklore and children’s stories:…

New Travel Guidelines, Real-World Vaccine Efficacy, and More

The efficacy of vaccines in the real world, updated travel guidelines for the inoculated, and yet…

Covid-19 Vaccine Passports Are Coming. What Will That Mean?

“What happens if they need to show that they’ve been vaccinated to get into a grocery…

Larry Brilliant Has a Plan to Speed Up the Pandemic’s End

If you have half the population vaccinated, can we still have an incredibly destructive spike? Of…

The Weird Science of Loneliness and Our Brains

Matthews’ realization shunted her career in a new direction. Leaving her research on drug addiction to…

A New Vaccine Goal, a Hasty Return to “Normal,” and More News

President Biden sets a new vaccination goal, Europe curbs its vaccine exports, and experts caution against…