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The ‘best’ plasma

Red blood cells

One promising treatment for severe cases of COVID-19 is antibody therapy, given through infusion of convalescent plasma from the blood of people who have recovered. Johns Hopkins researchers studied the plasma of 126 adults who had recovered from the virus.

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Risking the holidays

Woman and child with masks

Amid a flood of guidelines around COVID-19, seniors’ decisions about holiday celebrations this year may come down to their individual levels of risk tolerance.

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COVID-19 survey examines fall infection rate

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One out of every 100 St. Louis County adult residents had an active COVID-19 infection earlier this fall, while about five out of every 100 adults had contracted the disease at some earlier point, according to test results of a representative sample of county residents.

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How many Americans will actually get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Vaccine

If the first available COVID-19 vaccine turns out to be about as effective as an annual flu shot, Americans’ enthusiasm and willingness to take it may end up falling far short of the 70% level needed to achieve herd immunity, new polls from Cornell University suggest.

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Putting COVID-19 in perspective

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In an effort to put mortality rates from the pandemic into perspective, demography experts there recently calculated the impact of lives lost due to COVID-19 in different scenarios.

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