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What This Science Reporter Wishes He'd Known Before Getting Breakthrough COVID

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Are COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Necessary?

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In Idaho, a record number of people are hospitalized with COVID-19, raising the possibility of rationing medical care. Many states are grappling with the fallout of the delta variant's surge in cases. Kyle Green/AP hide caption

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A COVID Surge Is Overwhelming U.S. Hospitals, Raising Fears Of Rationed Care

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More Than 100,000 People Are In The Hospital For COVID. Some States May Ration Care

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Testing your antibody levels to get a sense of your COVID-19 protection may be tempting, especially as you wait for a booster shot. But scientists say these widely available tests can't tell you the full story, at least not yet. Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty hide caption

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Antibody Tests Should Not Be Your Go-To For Checking COVID Immunity

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A new U.S. intelligence report could not conclude whether the SARS-CoV-2 virus escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China or spilled over from an infected animal. Without more information about the early days of the outbreak, a more definitive explanation is unlikely, the report found. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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What Causes Long COVID Is A Mystery. Here's How Scientists Are Trying To Crack It

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Only kids 12 and older are eligible — so far — to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S. But the shots could be available for younger children as soon as this fall, say researchers studying the vaccine in that age group. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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Having a compromised immune system puts you at higher risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. Studies show that the initial vaccine doses are less effective for people with weakened immune systems. A third shot can boost protection. Christiana Botic/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines sit in a refrigerator at a mass vaccination site in June in Cranston, R.I. As demand for vaccines lags in the U.S., expiration dates loom. At the same time, lower-income countries are eager for more doses as infections rise. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Alabama Just Tossed 65,000 Vaccines. Turns Out It's Not Easy To Donate Unused Doses

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Containers of Moderna vaccines donated by the U.S. arrive last week in Bogotá, Colombia. Leonardo Munoz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Says U.S. Leads The World In Vaccine Donations — And Promises More

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Amid A Vast Need For Vaccines Worldwide, Millions Of Doses In The U.S. Are Expiring

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Health workers arrive in a tuk-tuk to administer doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to elderly citizens in their homes in Lima, Peru, in April. Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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From Money To Monsoons: Obstacles Loom For Countries Awaiting Vaccine Doses

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