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Ask KHN-PolitiFact: Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough? The 2022 Edition

Wearing a cloth mask is better than not wearing a mask at all, but if you can upgrade — or layer cloth with surgical — now is the time

10 Reasons to Try a Dry January

Why a month without alcohol can be good for you

Biden to Expand Access to At-Home Covid Kits: 4 Essential Reads on the Critical Role of Rapid Tests

Learn the basics about at-home Covid-19 test kits and the role they play in helping slow the spread of the coronavirus

Genomic sequencing: Here’s how researchers identify omicron and other COVID-19 variants

Sequencing the genome of a virus gives researchers information on how mutations can affect its transmissibility and virulence.

How Effective Are Vaccines Against Omicron? An Epidemiologist Answers 6 Questions

Understanding how much protection a vaccine offers is not as simple as it sounds

How Can Scientists Update Coronavirus Vaccines for Omicron? A Microbiologist Answers 5 Questions About How Moderna and Pfizer Could Rapidly Adjust mRNA Vaccines

If the omicron variant of the coronavirus is different enough from the original variant, it’s possible that existing vaccines won’t be as effective as they have been

Why Covid-19 Must Be Included in Safer Sex Messaging on College Campuses

With Covid-19 with us for the foreseeable future, it has become increasingly clear that educators need to develop a new definition of safer sex

How Healthcare Providers and Patients Can Limit the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing public health threat. But both patients and providers can do something about it.

Protect Yourself From Salmonella This Thanksgiving

Because talking politics with your family is the only thing that should ruin your holiday

Here’s Why Rapid Covid Tests Are so Expensive and Hard to Find

Monthslong silences. Mysterious rejections. Here's what's behind the shortages of a critical tool for ending the pandemic.

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