Richard Harris Award-winning journalist Richard Harris reports on biomedical research for NPR's newsmagazines, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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Monday

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens as then-President Donald Trump answers questions in the press briefing room with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

For children, the risk of serious consequences from COVID-19 is the same magnitude as the risk they face from the flu. But for parents, experts say, it's a matter of perspective. d3sign/Getty Images hide caption

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Children's Risk Of Serious Illness From COVID-19 Is As Low As It Is For The Flu

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Sunday

Mushroom Photographer Makes A Big Discovery

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Friday

In Kids, The Risk Of COVID-19 And The Flu Are Similar — But The Risk Perception Isn't

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Friday

CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors, Outdoors

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Friday

In an update on COVID-19 Wednesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discussed the state's efforts to expand the use of monoclonal antibody therapy to help those diagnosed with COVID-19 avoid hospitalization. Michigan Office of the Governor/AP hide caption

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Antibody Drugs For COVID-19 Are A Cumbersome Tool Against Surges

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Thursday

'Monoclonal Antibodies' Can Keep Coronavirus In Check, But Won't Stem Michigan Surge

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Deaths from COVID-19 are often due to the immune system overreacting to the coronavirus. New drugs to suppress that reaction are showing promise, say researchers. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Drugs Targeting Immune Response To COVID-19 Show Promise

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Tuesday

Sonia Sein with her surgeons and ICU team at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Claudia Paul/Mount Sinai Health System hide caption

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Woman Gets New Windpipe In Groundbreaking Transplant Surgery

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Saturday

Drugs Targeting Immune Response To COVID-19 Show Promise

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Thursday

Bad Batch Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Sets Back Production

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Saturday

Vaccinated College Students Will Help Answer Critical Question About COVID Spread

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Thursday

AstraZeneca's Latest Report Supports Effectiveness Of COVID-19 Vaccine

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Wednesday

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic antibiotics were frequently prescribed to seriously ill patients, even though the disease is caused by a virus. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Antibiotic Use Ran High In Early Days Of COVID-19, Despite Viral Cause

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Melissa Cruz elevates her arm after donating COVID-19 convalescent plasma in April 2020 as phlebotomist Jenee Wilson shuts down the collection equipment at Bloodworks Northwest in Seattle. Karen Ducey/Getty Images hide caption

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Convalescent Plasma Strikes Out As COVID-19 Treatment

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Monday

A health care worker draws a dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe for an immunization event in the parking lot of the L.A. Mission on Feb. 24. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Could A Single-Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine After Illness Stretch The Supply?

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Wednesday

Sepsis, which is sometimes called blood poisoning, is essentially the body's overreaction to an infection. Kateryna Kon/Science Source hide caption

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Vitamin C Fails Again As Treatment For Sepsis

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Tuesday

Vitamin C Apparently Not Useful For Sepsis After All

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Friday

Leyda Valentine, a research coordinator, takes blood from Lisa Taylor as she participates in a COVID-19 vaccination study at Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Fla., in August 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Long-Term Studies Of COVID-19 Vaccines Hurt By Placebo Recipients Getting Immunized

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Thursday

Wednesday

Long-Term COVID-19 Vaccine Studies Hampered As Placebo Recipients Get Real Shot

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Wednesday

A person receives a COVID-19 shot in Federal Way, Wash., at a vaccination clinic for the Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington held on Feb. 4. David Ryder/Getty Images hide caption

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COVID-19 Vaccines Could Add Fuel To Evolution Of Coronavirus Mutations

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Tuesday

Vaccines Could Drive The Evolution Of More COVID-19 Mutants

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