Geoff Brumfiel Geoff Brumfiel works as a senior editor and correspondent on NPR's science desk.
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Public health officials advise social distancing strategies and masks, in part because the latest evidence suggests that catching the coronavirus, even if you're young, is risky business. A significant portion of COVID-19 survivors suffer fatigue, blood clots, fevers and other symptoms for weeks and months after clearing the infection. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Without A Vaccine, Researchers Say, Herd Immunity May Never Be Achieved

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Herd Immunity Response To COVID-19 Pandemic Can Be Problematic

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Bug Hunt: Fuzzy Reddish Nonflying Ant That Is Actually A Wasp

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Comet Neowise passes St. Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay, U.K., in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Owen Humphreys /PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Good News: This Comet Won't Cause A Mass Extinction In 2020. Also, It's Really Pretty

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Satellite Images Reveal Damage At Iranian Nuclear Facility

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Bug Hunt: Bumblebee Millipede That Could Be A Pet

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Predators That Walk On Water: Some Facts To Know About Water Skaters

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A SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Dragon crew capsule, lifts off from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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NASA And SpaceX Launch 1st Astronauts To Orbit From U.S. Since 2011

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Clouds pass over the SpaceX Falcon 9, with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on top of the rocket on Launch Pad 39-A on Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Two astronauts will launch to the International Space Station aboard a new capsule built by the company SpaceX. SpaceX hide caption

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Here's How The Pandemic Is Changing America's Plans For Its Newest Spaceship

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World-Wide Travel Restrictions Violate International Health Regulations

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President Donald Trump talks to reporters before boarding Air Force One on May 5. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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As Trump Pushes Theory Of Virus Origins, Some See Parallels In Lead-Up To Iraq War

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The Wuhan Institute of Virology (above) has been the focus of the lab accident theory. Scientists interviewed by NPR said that all evidence points to the pandemic not being the result of a lab accident. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Virus Researchers Cast Doubt On Theory Of Coronavirus Lab Accident

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Scientists Debunk Lab Accident Theory Of Pandemic Emergence

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