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Past articles by Naomi:

Moderna CEO Bancel Says He’ll Give Most of His Money Away

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel has an estimated net worth of $4.1 billion. → Read More

Putin’s War Hobbles Work on Covid Pill in Lab Near Front Lines

Based in Kyiv, Enamine has become a key player in global drug research. → Read More

How Safe Is Flying With the Omicron Variant Surging?

How safe is it to fly in the age of Covid-19? The question has been the subject of debate for almost two years. The airline industry has argued that the risk to passengers is very low; independent researchers have tended to say that it’s not high, while stipulating that it’s impossible to assess with real accuracy. Whatever the odds of getting infected by the coronavirus on a plane, they’ve… → Read More

Omicron Gets Around Previous Covid Infection, Study Warns

A previous Covid-19 recovery provides little shield against infection with the omicron variant, a research team from Imperial College London showed in a large study that underlines the importance of booster shots. → Read More

Omicron Threat May Be Countered With Extra Dose of Vaccine

The earliest studies on omicron are in and the glimpse they’re providing is cautiously optimistic: while vaccines like the one made by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE may be less powerful against the new variant, protection can be fortified with boosters. → Read More

Germany Faces ‘Long Road Ahead’ in Covid Battle, Expert Warns

Germany has a long battle ahead against the Covid-19 pandemic, a top health official warned, with pressure set to increase on intensive-care units even as infections show signs of peaking. → Read More

Germany to Halt Wage Subsidies for Unvaccinated Who Miss Work

Germany will stop subsidizing lost wages for unvaccinated people who miss work due to Covid-19 quarantine, the latest in a series of increasingly strict tactics to prod people to get their shots. → Read More

EU Authorities Say No Urgent Need For Covid Booster Shots

European Union health authorities said there’s no urgent need for widespread use of Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, though people with weakened immune systems should be offered a third dose. → Read More

Covid Vaccines Are Less Effective Against Delta, Large Study Finds

Vaccines against Covid-19 are less effective against the delta variant, a large U.K. study showed in results that may fuel a push for booster shots for fully vaccinated people. → Read More

Angela Merkel Makes Urgent Appeal for Germans to Get Covid-19 Shots

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reinforced the government’s urgent appeal for people to get vaccinated against Covid-19, saying the inoculation campaign will be the deciding factor for the future course of the pandemic. → Read More

A New Wave of Vaccines Is Coming, and They’re Not All Also-Rans

Dozens of companies are developing shots—and some will likely succeed as Covid lingers. → Read More

Roche’s Covid Pill Tests Delayed by U.K.’s Swift Vaccine Drive

Roche Holding AG has run into a speed bump as it seeks to rush a pill for Covid-19 to the market: The U.K.’s aggressive vaccine drive has made it harder to find sick people to test it on. → Read More

Pfizer, BioNTech Seek EU Clearance for Covid-19 Vaccine

Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE sought regulatory clearance for their Covid-19 vaccine in Europe, putting the shot on track for a potential approval there before the end of the year. The formal application submitted on Monday caps a rolling review process that started on Oct. → Read More

How Safe Is Flying in the Age of Coronavirus?

How safe is it to fly? This remains a troubling question. The hopes of airlines for a rebound in travel after an initial collapse ran up against a resurgence of the coronavirus around the world in late 2020. Would-be passengers continue to worry about being stuck in a cabin for an extended time with possibly infectious strangers. The evidence shows the risks aren’t negligible. → Read More

Covid Vaccine Frontrunners Will Soon See Their Moment of Truth

(Bloomberg) -- Drugmakers made big promises for a quick turnaround on coronavirus vaccines. The moment of truth for the front-runners is coming as soon as this month. → Read More

Moderna’s Coronavirus Treatment Transforms Body Into Vaccine-Making Machine

The U.S. company and its German rival BioNTech plan to use RNA as a messenger inside cells to produce an immune reaction. The advance could upend vaccine development long after the pandemic. → Read More

How Safe Is Flying in the Age of Coronavirus?: QuickTake

How safe it is to fly remains a troubling question. The hopes of airlines for a travel rebound by the end of the Northern Hemisphere’s summer have crashed against a resurgence in coronavirus cases from Europe to Asia. Would-be passengers continue to worry about being stuck in a cabin for an extended time with possibly infectious strangers. The record shows the risks aren’t negligible. → Read More

What’s Contact Tracing and How Can It Fight Covid-19?

When a forest fire is raging out of control, firefighters are forced to use blunt measures, such as trenches and aerial bombardment, to contain it. But they must also find and extinguish hidden hot spots to make sure the inferno doesn’t blaze up again. A pandemic isn’t entirely different. Broad lockdowns are a strategy for bringing the novel coronavirus under control. To stamp it out requires a… → Read More

WHO Warns of Cycle of Virus Lockdowns Following Hasty Exits

The World Health Organization warned countries against abruptly dropping restrictions aimed at slowing the new coronavirus’s march around the world, saying that careful planning is needed to prevent an economically destructive cycle of repeated lockdowns. → Read More

Lockdown’s Success in China Offers Hope for World’s Virus Fight

As lockdowns spread across the U.S., the U.K. and other countries, early lessons on how effective they’ll be against the new coronavirus are coming from abroad. → Read More