Vaccinating the world

To beat COVID-19, the world needs about 7 billion doses of vaccine. How do we get there? Here’s everything you need to know: How is vaccination going? Very unevenly. Wealthy countries are well on their way to vaccinating a majority of their populations against COVID-19, while poor countries are scrambling to get any doses at […]

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Podcast: Share the Vaccine ‘Recipe’

When the Biden administration announced support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents last week, it was met with praise, relief, skepticism, and alarm by different groups—but surprise all around. Pharmaceutical giants have long fought efforts to have their intellectual property released to meet international needs. And they’ve backed it up with immense political muscle. Could this […]

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Podcast: Long COVID Questions Answered

What explains the strange constellation of symptoms that is “long COVID?” Will it ever go away? And why does vaccination seem to help? Writer F.T. Kola returns to the podcast Social Distance to recount her experience with long COVID with hosts James Hamblin and Maeve Higgins. They’re also joined by Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist […]

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