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Pandemic behaviour: Why some people don't play by the rules

2:16am EDT

LONDON Lockdowns and social distancing measures introduced around the world to try and curb the COVID-19 pandemic are reshaping lives, legislating activities that were once everyday freedoms and creating new social norms.

Scientists ask: Without trial data, how can we trust Russia's COVID vaccine?

Aug 11 2020

LONDON An announcement by Russia on Tuesday that it will approve a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing prompted alarm among global health experts, who said that with no full trial data, the vaccine is hard to trust. | Video

ANALYSIS-'Vaccine nationalism': Is it every country for itself?

Jul 30 2020

LONDON/CHICAGO, July 29 It's dog eat dog in the world of COVID-19 vaccines.

Exclusive: Vaccine alliance eyes range of prices for COVID shots, says $40 would be maximum

Jul 27 2020

LONDON/CHICAGO Coordinators of a global coronavirus vaccines funding scheme are looking at a wide range of potential prices for COVID-19 shots, with a reported $40 per dose price tag the "highest number" in that range, one of the co-leads of the project said on Monday.

Factbox: How does being fatter increase severe COVID-19 risk?

Jul 27 2020

LONDON Evidence emerging around the world suggests that people who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of getting more severely ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus.

Factbox: How does being fatter increase severe COVID-19 risk?

Jul 27 2020

LONDON Evidence emerging around the world suggests that people who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of getting more severely ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus.

WHO scientist sees regulators cooperating to speed COVID-19 vaccine approval

Jul 24 2020

Regulators that normally work within their own countries or regions will likely harmonize efforts on potential COVID-19 vaccines to speed up their approvals once they become available, WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Friday.

WHO scientist sees regulators cooperating to speed COVID-19 vaccine approval

Jul 24 2020

Regulators that normally work within their own countries or regions will likely harmonize efforts on potential COVID-19 vaccines to speed up their approvals once they become available, WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Friday.

Good vibrations? COVID quiet time soothes Earth's seismic shakes

Jul 23 2020

LONDON COVID-19 lockdowns worldwide led to the longest and most pronounced reduction in human-linked seismic vibrations ever recorded, sharpening scientists' ability to hear earth's natural signals and detect earthquakes, a study found on Thursday.

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