Julia Belluz, Vox

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Past:
  • Vox
  • CNBC

Past articles by Julia:

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How a lizard’s venom inspired the promising weight loss drug Wegovy

Semaglutide — which Novo Nordisk calls Wegovy — is the start a new chapter in obesity treatment. It was inspired by a lizard’s venom. → Read More

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The doctors are not all right

Covid-19 only intensified the long hours and stressful work environment of America’s doctors. But as the pandemic took a toll on their mental health, their own profession failed some who reached out for help. → Read More

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The World Health Organization broke its own rules to spend millions on BCG consultants

The agency paid the consultants a total of $11.7 million — enough to buy around 600,000 Covid-19 vaccines. → Read More

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Poorer countries might not get Covid-19 vaccinated until 2023

This inequality is baked into the vaccine manufacturing process. → Read More

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Poorer countries might not get Covid-19 vaccinated until 2023

This inequality is baked into the vaccine manufacturing process. → Read More

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Poorer countries might not get vaccinated until 2023

This inequality is baked into every step of the vaccine manufacturing process. → Read More

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Vietnam defied the experts and sealed its border to keep Covid-19 out. It worked.

How the country has kept coronavirus deaths to just 35, and grew its economy in 2020. → Read More

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The Pandemic Playbook

Vox explores the successes — and setbacks — in six nations as they fought Covid-19. → Read More

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Scientists haven’t figured out long Covid. Here are 5 of their best hypotheses.

From disturbing the gut microbiome to lingering in the brain, there are many ways the coronavirus might cause lasting symptoms. → Read More

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Long-term Covid-19 side effects aren’t as unique as we thought

The nagging symptoms long haulers experience lay bare a frustrating blind spot in medicine. → Read More

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The vaccine race against the coronavirus variants, explained

Covid-19 vaccines are here. So are new mutations. Here’s what you should know. → Read More

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The scientist who’s been right about Covid-19 vaccines predicts what’s next

Hilda Bastian on the most important pandemic vaccine in the pipeline and why we’re on track for annual booster shots. → Read More

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Who has died from Covid-19 in the US?

We analyzed a full year of America’s Covid-19 death data. The findings surprised us. → Read More

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Rich countries are hoarding Covid-19 vaccines

Eighty million Covid-19 vaccines doses have gone out — but only 55 in a low-income country. → Read More

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Johnson & Johnson brings another effective Covid-19 vaccine to the arsenal — in a single dose

The level of protection, though, varied in different regions: 72 percent in the US, 66 percent in Latin America, and 57 percent in South Africa. → Read More

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FDA advisers unanimously recommend Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine

The FDA could make an emergency use authorization as soon as this weekend, paving the way for distribution. → Read More

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Why scientists are more worried about the Covid-19 variant discovered in South Africa

The variant carries mutations that may weaken the effect of vaccines. → Read More

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Natural immunity after Covid-19 could last at least 5 months

There’s some good news for those who’ve already been infected with the coronavirus. → Read More

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Still going to the grocery store? With new virus variants spreading, it’s probably time to stop.

Health experts say you should avoid optional trips whenever you can. You probably need a better mask, too. → Read More

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No ICU beds? Expect double the amount of Covid-19 deaths.

When hospitals fill up, the risk of death for coronavirus patients spikes, new studies find. → Read More