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Coronavirus News

Slow Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccine Fails Expectations Amid Virus Surge

January 12, 2021

Distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations falls short of what was promised, “The New York Times” reported. The slow rollout is causing tension between state governments and the federal government, while the issue of convincing Americans to take the vaccine continues. The vaccine development resembles how antibiotics were developed. […]

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Coronavirus News

Two Coronavirus Vaccines, Each More Than 90% Effective

November 23, 2020

Two vaccines for the coronavirus have each proven over 90% effective, BuzzFeed reported. Although no timeline can be promised, health experts believe mass vaccinations could begin in April 2021. How good is 95% when it comes to vaccines? […]

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Health News

As the First Smallpox Vaccine Turns 224, A Look at How It Started

May 16, 2020

According to The History of Vaccines, the first smallpox vaccine was tested on May 14, 1796, by Edward Jenner. He inoculated a child with material from a sore caused by cowpox in order to test a theory that it would give protection from the smallpox disease. Protecting against the illness has a fascinating history. […]

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Biology

The Battle to Conquer Smallpox

September 17, 2021

Although smallpox has been nearly eradicated throughout the world, the U.S. has a supply of smallpox vaccines ready in case of a bioterrorist attack. […]

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Philosophy

Overpopulation and Birth Control Methods

September 14, 2021

Overpopulation cannot be solved relying on people’s common sense or individuals being motivated by the greater common good. One way or the other, the state has to intervene- passively or coercively. […]

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