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Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines? You’ve Come to the Right Place

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As I conducted research for and wrote a COVID-19 vaccine FAQ, I learned some truly fascinating bits of information about the science behind the vaccines. Here are just three pieces of information that I found particularly interesting. Read more >

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Science Is Taking Center Stage in President-Elect Biden’s Plan to Combat COVID-19

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In a positive and encouraging sign, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced last Monday the formation of a Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board—made up entirely of doctors, scientists, and former governmental health officials—and presented an updated version of their COVID-19 pandemic response plan. Read more >

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An October 14 screenshot of The New York Times' interactive coronavirus tracking map, which shows the 14-day trend of confirmed cases by state and county and the number of average cases per 100,000 over the past seven days.

Trusted Sources of Information about COVID-19: What We’re Watching and Following

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Are you looking for reliable and trustworthy information about COVID-19 and the pandemic? Here at the Union of Concerned Scientists, we’ve assembled a team of scientists, researchers, and public health and communications experts from across the organization who have been tracking and responding to the ongoing public health crisis since February, especially when we see political interference in science-based decision making. Here are some of the resources, organizations, experts, science publications, and other sources that I and our team look to and recommend. Read more >

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On Children’s Environmental Health Day: A Checklist for Defending Science and Protecting Kids

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Today is Children’s Environmental Health Day— a day organized by the Children’s Environmental Health Network and supported by a long list of organizations committed to advocating for policy change that prioritizes children. Earlier this year, our report Endangering Generations outlined some of the policy decisions made in recent years that have ignored the science and walked back progress in protecting children’s environmental health and wellbeing. Read more >

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Political Officials Undermine CDC Scientists’ COVID-19 Studies

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In a scary and dramatic shift away from normal, the entire process for publishing CDC reports on COVID-19 has been upended by political appointees at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reasons that appear to be entirely political, Politico reported late last week.

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