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People line up last week to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Kampala, Uganda, after weeks of no supply. In Uganda, only 2.2% of the population had received one dose of a vaccine as of Aug. 15. Hajarah Nalwadda/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Why A Push For Boosters Could Make The Pandemic Even Worse

Public health figures believe a focus on boosters for the already vaccinated will hasten the emergence of new variants among the billions of unvaccinated people — including a vaccine-resistant strain.

Nurses feed newborn babies rescued and brought to Ataturk National Children's Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 15, 2020, after their mothers were killed in an attack on a maternity ward operated by Doctors Without Borders. The health-care nonprofit runs clinics and hospitals in various parts of the country. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Afghanistan's Health Care Is In 'Limbo' Following Taliban Takeover, Says MSF Rep

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People line up last week to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Kampala, Uganda, after weeks of no supply. In Uganda, only 2.2% of the population had received one dose of a vaccine as of Aug. 15. Hajarah Nalwadda/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Why A Push For Boosters Could Make The Pandemic Even Worse

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After listening to hours of bat pups in the wild, scientists have identified eight characteristics of babbling that are shared by human babies and the greater sac-winged bat. B.G. Thomson/Science Source hide caption

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Bats Love To Babble — Just Like Humans

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Hundreds of people are living in a makeshift tent city inside the main soccer stadium in Les Cayes, Haiti, following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Octavio Jones for NPR hide caption

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Haitians Who Have Lost Their Homes Are Living On A Muddy Soccer Field

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U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks at a March briefing at the White House. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Education Department Will Erase $5.8 Billion In Loans For Borrowers With Disabilities

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