Lindsey Bever, Washington Post

Lindsey Bever

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Recent articles by Lindsey:

Your coronavirus questions, answered: Which dose of the vaccine will be right for ‘cusp kids’?

It’s not a huge deal whether, say, an 11-year-old gets the 10-microgram dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or, at age 12, gets the 30-microgram dose, one expert says. → Read More

For many families, the countdown has begun to coronavirus vaccines for younger children

Hope appeared on the horizon last week as Pfizer-BioNTech reported their vaccine was safe and effective in children ages 5 to 11, with predictions shots could be available for younger children in time for Halloween. → Read More

Your coronavirus questions, answered: Which type of masks are best?

Nearly every mask provides some protection for the wearer, but the level of protection will vary based on the material and fit. → Read More

Your coronavirus questions, answered: Are there blood tests for antibodies?

Yes, there are. But they probably won’t tell you the whole story. → Read More

Your coronavirus questions, answered: Side effects with booster shots

The reactions from the boosters should be somewhat similar to the second dose of the messenger RNA vaccines, experts suggest. → Read More

English cave may have ties to king-turned-saint and Viking invasion, archaeologists say

Archaeologists have discovered that the Anchor Church Caves may be one of the oldest intact domestic dwellings in Britain. → Read More

Should my child get the coronavirus vaccine? Is it safe? Here’s what you should know.

Millions of children are eligible for a coronavirus vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children get inoculated to prevent covid-19, which has killed an estimated 300 to 600 kids in the United States. → Read More

Masks have stopped disease spread for centuries. Here’s why they may catch on in the U.S.

Many health experts say they hope people will continue to wear masks after the coronavirus pandemic, at least in certain situations. Here's why. → Read More

Here’s what to do if you get covid-19 between vaccine doses

Health experts say people who contract covid-19 between the two doses of the mRNA vaccines should still get the second shot but may need to delay it. → Read More

What immunosuppressed patients should know about the coronavirus vaccines

Medical experts say the coronavirus vaccines may not be as effective for immunocompromised patients but that's not a reason to forgo the shots. → Read More

Why you shouldn’t skip your second dose of the coronavirus vaccine

Health experts say the second dose of the mRNA coronavirus vaccines are vital in achieving the strongest and longest-lasting immunity against covid-19. → Read More

Coronavirus vaccine technology is paving the way for a whole new approach to flu shots

Messenger RNA influenza vaccines could be more effective than traditional flu shots and protect against numerous strains for years at time, researchers say. → Read More

A man shopping for groceries came back to find his car buzzing with 15,000 bees

Some 15,000 bees clustered on a man's backseat window as he went grocery shopping. A local firefighter rehomed them. → Read More

How long will the coronavirus vaccines protect you? Experts weigh in.

Although it is not known exactly how long immunity from a coronavirus vaccine will last, experts say we can make an educated guess. → Read More

Vaccinated pregnant women pass antibodies on to their babies, early research shows

Pregnant women who receive a coronavirus vaccine may transfer antibodies to their fetuses through umbilical cord blood and to their newborns through breastmilk, early research shows. → Read More

Can you give blood after the coronavirus vaccine? What to know about post-donation immunity.

Giving or receiving blood after a coronavirus infection or vaccination will not reduce (or increase) your immunity, experts say. → Read More

Why experts say it’s especially important for heart patients to get a coronavirus vaccine

Health experts say heart patients' risk drops dramatically with a coronavirus vaccine. → Read More

Your employer can ask whether you’ve received the coronavirus vaccine — and even require it

It is legal and ethical for employers to ask about coronavirus vaccinations. And, depending on the job, some can require workers to get the vaccine, experts say. → Read More

Getting the vaccine will protect you from the coronavirus — and it may keep people around you healthier, too

People vaccinated against coronavirus may shed less virus and, therefore, transmit less disease to others, experts say. → Read More

Can covid herd immunity be reached without vaccinating kids? It’s complicated.

Even if we don't reach coronavirus herd immunity, that doesn't mean we cannot control the disease. → Read More