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Past articles by Katherine:

Covid-19 showed the US how it could make universal healthcare work

The federal response to the pandemic looks an awful lot like coverage for everyone. → Read More

Do I need to worry if I had the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine?

A rare clotting disorder has led regulators pause vaccinations to investigate. → Read More

Does moving somewhere with clean air improve your health?

Undoing damage from air pollution could save thousands of lives in the long run. → Read More

Covid-19 survivors are reporting long-term effects on their brains

In a recent study, 34% of people who recovered from Covid-19 reported lingering problems with their mental health or cognition. → Read More

Scientists have spent nearly 100 years searching for a better way to give vaccines

There are a dozen Covid-19 vaccines that healthcare professionals are administering worldwide, and all of them require needles. That’s not necessarily a bad thing: Shots with modern, single-use needles have worked for inoculations since the 1960s. They’re easy for manufacturers to prepare in standardized vials that any needle can penetrate and deliver into a willing arm. And at this point,… → Read More

Why scientists are developing inhaled Covid-19 vaccines

Scientists are still rushing to make vaccines that can be accessible to everyone. → Read More

Where Covid-19 came from is as much a political question as a scientific one

In order to prevent future pandemics, scientists need to understand where this one came from—but geopolitics play a role in the answer. → Read More

AstraZeneca’s data missteps shows that drug regulation actually works

External groups that flag safety concerns are all part of the process. → Read More

9 of the 10 happiest countries in the world are in Europe

Despite Covid-19, these countries' overall scores in the annual World Happiness Report stayed consistent. → Read More

Europe has never been confident in Covid-19 vaccines

A survey found that people in France, Poland, and Russia were least likely to want a Covid-19 vaccine, even if data proved it to be safe and effective. → Read More

What we know about the safety concerns with AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine

Even more countries have suspended distribution of AstraZeneca's vaccine due to safety precautions, despite the fact there is no concrete evidence the shots cause any harm. → Read More

Who are non-alcoholic drinks really for?

The market hits a distinct niche of users—and potentially opens the door for a new wave of products. → Read More

Three ways Biden can keep the US on track for a new normal by summer

Less than 50 days in office, US president Biden says he's on track to overshooting his initial vaccination goal. → Read More

When we’ll know if Covid-19 vaccines stop transmission, once and for all

Scientists are still learning about Covid-19 vaccines' full potential in stopping the pandemic. → Read More

Everything you can do once you’re vaccinated against Covid-19

The US Centers for Disease Control has issued new guidelines on how vaccinated people can behave safely. → Read More

Access to broadband could affect your healthcare

Patients can't reap all the benefits telehealth has to offer if they don't have access to the internet. → Read More

Your next-wave Covid-19 vaccine questions, answered by an expert

What we know now about vaccine efficacy, safety, side-effects, long-term effects, and post-vaccine Covid transmission. → Read More

Merck will help make Jonson & Johnson’s vaccine in a deal brokered by Biden

This it's an unprecedented collaboration between formerly competing pharmaceutical companies. → Read More

The US’s historic failures to support Latinos have led to low vaccination rates

So far, most of the people who have gotten shots have been White. Public health officials need to reach communities of color. → Read More

Syringe shortages could cause Pfizer vaccine bottlenecks

Low-dead space syringes can ensure every drop of vaccines get used—but they're in short supply. → Read More