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Curated by Peter Hulm

Special sections: Science, Impact, Response, Economy, Good sources

COVID-19 scoreboard

Reported cases and deaths by country, ordered by totals

Science

Omicron's secrets revealed under a microscope at EPFLepfl29 December 2021 (LINK)

Study: COVID-19 sneaks past immune system by spreading from cell to cellupi29 December 2021 (LINK)

The CDC shortened its COVID-19 isolation recommendation to 5 days for asymptomatic people after some disease experts said 10 days was too longbusinessinsider27 December 2021 (LINK)

Booster shots protect against symptomatic Omicron infection for about 10 weeks, one study finds — which could mean more doses for some in 2022businessinsider24 December 2021 (LINK)

Stanford neurobiologist: FDA authorization of Merck COVID pill called "worst decision in its history"newatlas23 December 2021 (LINK)

"It has the potential to generate new SARS-CoV-2 variants." Newsy: The Food and Drug Administration authorization comes one day after the agency cleared a competing drug from Pfizer (LINK).

You might get a breakthrough case of Covid-19 this winter. Here's how to preparevox18 December 2021 (LINK)

Facing intense criticism, Moderna pauses bitter dispute with the NIH over Covid-19 vaccine patentsstatnews19 December 2021 (LINK)

BMJ Facebook faceoff: Lead Stories' Response To BMJ Open Letter Objecting To A Lead Stories Fact Checkleadstories18 December 2021 (LINK)

WTF happened to The BMJ?respectfulinsolence15 November 2021 (LINK)

Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer's vaccine trial: Open letter from The BMJ to Mark Zuckerbergbmj2 November 2021 (LINK)

How bad research clouded our understanding of Covid-19: as many as 200 Covid-19 papers have been retracted since the start of the pandemicvox17 December 2021 (LINK)

Omicron spreads to 57 countries but too early to tell if variant more infectious, WHO saysfao9 December 2021 (LINK)

Australia finds a new 'Omicron-like' COVID strain that’s harder to track through typical screeningfortune8 December 2021 (LINK)

FactCheck.org: Q&A on the Omicron Variantfactcheck.org4 December 2021 (LINK)

No, Vaccinated People Are Not 'Just as Infectious' as Unvaccinated People if They Get COVID around COVID vaccines: WHOlifehacker27 November 2021 (LINK)

'False sense of security' around COVID vaccines: WHOaljazeera24 November 2021 (LINK)

COVID-19 increases the risk of stillbirth for pregnant women — but 65% still aren't vaccinatedbusinessinsider19 November 2021 (LINK)

WHO: Europe is only region with increasing COVID deathsapnews17 November 2021 (LINK)

Merck v Pfizer: here's how the two new COVID antiviral drugs work and will be usedtheconversation12 November 2021 (LINK)

Moderna Struggles With Vaccine Ramp-Up, Cuts 2021 Sales View; Shares Drop 16%reuters / usnews4 November 2021 (LINK)

When will the Wall Street Journal stop publishing COVID lab-leak propaganda?latimes8 October 2021 (LINK)

New evidence suggests coronavirus jumped from animals to humans multiple timesxinhuanet4 October 2021 (LINK)

If confirmed by further analyses, the findings would make the "lab leak" hypothesis less likely.

Merck's antiviral pill could change the game for COVID-19nationalgeographic2 October 2021 (LINK)

COVID-19 origins: Closest viruses to SARS-CoV-2 found in Laosmedicalnewstoday1 October 2021 (LINK)

Chinese media says Maine lobster shipment was 'Pandora's box' behind pandemicpressherald1 October 2021 (LINK)

The Bill For a COVID Test In Texas Was A Whopping $54,000npr30 September 2021 (LINK)

A 3D Printed Vaccine Patch Offers Vaccination Without A Shoteurasiareview25 September 2021 (LINK)

Impact

The US shattered its average daily Covid-19 case record two days in a row. Experts say numbers will keep climbing in the coming weekscnn31 December 2021 (LINK)

Dialysis Patients: the Pandemic's Perfect Victimspropublica28 December 2021 (LINK)

The pandemic killed so many dialysis patients that their total number shrunk for the first time in nearly half a century.

France has recorded more than 100,000 coronavirus infections in a single day for first timedailymail/wires26 December 2021 (LINK)

Covid: Travel misery for tens of thousands as flights are cancelledbbc26 December 2021 (LINK)

Bali only received 45 international tourists in 2021 despite reopeningcnn16 December 2021 (LINK)

U.S. Prices Expected to Rise Two Times Higher Than Wages: Fed Surveytheepochtimes14 December 2021 (LINK)

WHO: 'Omicron spreading at rate not seen with previous variants'euronews14 December 2021 (LINK)

83 percent surge in COVID-19 cases reported in Africawho / thehill14 December 2021 (LINK)

700,000 Americans now dead from COVID-19—but deaths reveal deep disparitiesnationalgeographic2 October 2021 (LINK)

Covid is officially America's deadliest pandemic as U.S. fatalities surpass 1918 flu estimatescnbc20 September 2021 (LINK)

Response

CDC warns against cruises, regardless of vaccination statusapnews31 December 2021 (LINK)

Emails confirm Trump administration ignored own medical experts over COVIDpbs18 December 2021 (LINK)

WHO sounds warning over fast-spreading Omicronreuters20 December 2021 (LINK)

"There is now consistent evidence that Omicron is spreading significantly faster than the Delta variant," WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing. "And it is more likely people vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 could be infected or re-infected," Tedros said.

Retiring U.S. NIH director says Trump and other Republicans pressured him to endorse unproven Covid-19 remedies and to fire Faucicnn20 December 2021 (LINK)

A Day After Telling Congress That 'Masks Don't Add Much' On Planes, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly Tested Positive For Covid-19forbes18 December 2021 (LINK)

New COVID testing rules for international air travel into U.S. start: What you need to knowusatoday3 December 2021 (LINK)

Postponement of the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization due to Covidproiqra27 November 2021 (LINK)

A third lockdown in Switzerland: economists' analysis (German original) — blick/msn27 November 2021 (LINK)

No, Vaccinated People Are Not 'Just as Infectious' as Unvaccinated People if They Get COVID around COVID vaccines: WHOlifehacker27 November 2021 (LINK)

Covid: Swiss vote on ending restrictions while cases surgebbc27 November 2021 (LINK)

Covid: Swiss vote on ending restrictions while cases surgebbc27 November 2021 (LINK)

Vaccine makers move quickly against new omicron Covid variant, testing already under wayap / yourcentralvalley26 November 2021 (LINK)

60 Countries With the Best Covid-19 Vaccination Rates in the Worldgizmodo15 November 2021 (LINK)

The U.S. has slipped to 55th place despite being ranked 18th most vaccinated as recently as July.

Tobacco Industry 'Used COVID-19' To Influence Governments Especially In Switzerland, Index Finds healthpolicy-watch2 November 2021 (LINK)

The U.S. has new COVID vaccine rules for international travelers. Here's what to knowwvik1 November 2021 (LINK)

These 9 Countries Have Kept Their Borders Closed Since 2020!fodors30 September 2021 (LINK)

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