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can we prevent a pandemic by creating one in a lab?
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can we prevent a pandemic by creating one in a lab?

Controversial new research offers us a chance to create tools to fight pandemics before they start. But can it really live up to its hype? And is it safe?

how anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers added years to the covid pandemic
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how anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers added years to the covid pandemic

We held the key to defeating the COVID-19 in our hands. Then, our worst citizens gave the virus a second lease on life, and millions more will die before this is over.

we may be over covid, but covid isn’t done with us
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we may be over covid, but covid isn’t done with us

As parts of the world attempt to return to their pre-COVID normal, millions of people are anxious about declaring the pandemic over. They’re right.

hey, where did swine flu go?
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hey, where did swine flu go?

Swine flu may have disappeared from the news, but it's still out there and it's still a threat as it mutates further.

why we’re not ready for a pandemic
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why we’re not ready for a pandemic

Complacency is the enemy of pandemic preparedness and right now, we've gotten awfully complacent.