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The Race for a Vaccine Against This Virus, and the Ones Coming After
WHEN CHINESE RESEARCHERS PUBLICLY posted the genetic sequence of the new coronavirus, scientists got busy. Nearly a dozen pharmaceutical companies launched programs to develop drugs or vaccines against the new virus, 2019-nCoV. Both are needed, but v
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Trump’s Travel Ban Expands To Six New Countries
Protests over President Donald Trump’s “travel ban” immigration policy began just days after his Inauguration in 2017. Now, as he faces re-election, he’s doubling down. On Jan. 31, the ban was extended to six additional countries. The new rule, which
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Early Detection Is a Key Defense
The epidemic of a new coronavirus is a stark reminder of the threat infectious diseases pose, but there’s one encouraging development. Within weeks of the virus’s being reported, scientists in China quickly isolated and sequenced the virus and shared