3 lingering vaccine questions we still have
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- There are still some big, unanswered questions about COVID-19 vaccines;
- A fight is brewing that could shape the future of the $100 billion psychedelics market;
- Coronavirus variants have new names.
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3 lingering questions about COVID-19 vaccines will shape the pandemic's trajectory into 2022 and beyond
Coronavirusvaccines have been a stunning success story of the pandemic.
- But there are still a few unanswered questions about the COVID-19 vaccines we have.
- Some of the biggest: How long does vaccine protection last, and how good will it be against new variants?
A fight over patents in the psychedelics industry is just getting started, and it stands to shape the future of a $100 billion market
psychedelicsenter the mainstream, longtime proponents of the compounds are growing concerned.
- Some say overreaching patents could block access to psychedelic medications.
- The conflict over patents has the potential to shape the future of the psychedelics landscape.
Coronavirus variants now have simple, easy-to-remember WHO names, which helps avoid the 'stigma' of referring to them by a specific country
- Coronavirus variants now have simple, easy-to-remember names.
- All variants with worrying mutations will be given a single letter from the Greek alphabet, the WHO said.
- This is to avoid the "stigma" of people referring to them by the country they were discovered in, the WHO said.
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- Scientists say they've made the first 'human' breast milk in a lab, and it'll be available in about 3 years (Insider)
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