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Here’s how to design drug trials to defeat the next pandemic

“Desperation or urgency can push us away from the scientific method,” said Cohen, now a distinguished professor of medicine, microbiology, and epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. “It is better to not throw stuff against the wall.” But that’s just what happened during the pandemic, as …

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Pets and fireworks: How to keep animals safe July 4

Not to mention that when frightened, dogs bolt, and owners may lose their best friends in the night. “Dogs have been known to dig under or jump over fences, break tethers or even shatter windows in response to their fireworks fears,” according to Best Friends Animal Society, one of the …

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Taking America’s pulse on its birthday

I was there when the country first developed mild symptoms, and then tested positive for a new mysterious disease. I worried as the disease spread and I watched as the patient progressively worsened, needed ICU care and at times became unstable. Even as the country was eventually transferred to a …

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Firework tips to safely celebrate the 4th of July

The United States saw a 50% increase in fireworks-related injuries and deaths from 2019 to 2020, according to a report from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Around 15,600 people visited the emergency room for fireworks-related injuries in 2020 compared to about 10,000 in 2019. The number of deaths linked …

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More places are mixing vaccines, but do they need to?

But does it really protect people better, and is it even necessary? From a scientific point of view, the jury is still out. Studies are currently underway to better understand the risks and benefits of mixing coronavirus vaccines — which might ease logistical problems for some global vaccine programs. But …

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