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With Vaccination Goal in Doubt, Biden Warns of Variant’s Threat

Speaking at the White House, the president did not mention his goal of getting 70 percent of adults partly vaccinated by July 4 but trumpeted a different milestone: 300 million shots in his first 150 days in office.

Wondering if the Covid Vaccine Worked? Get the Right Test, at the Right Time

Scientists generally recommend against antibody testing after vaccination. But for some people, it makes sense.

Covid Lab-Leak Theory Renews "Gain-of-Function" Research Debate

Talk of ‘gain-of-function’ research, a muddy category at best, brings up deep questions about how scientists should study viruses and other pathogens.

Brazil Reported One of the Highest Covid-19 Death Tolls in the World

The country reached 500,000 official deaths, behind only the United States and the presumed death count for India.

Wondering if the Vaccine Worked? Get the Right Test, at the Right Time

Scientists generally recommend against antibody testing after vaccination. But for some people, it makes sense.

Covid Lab-Leak Theory Renews "Gain-of-Function" Research Debate

Talk of ‘gain-of-function’ research, a muddy category at best, brings up deep questions about how scientists should study viruses and other pathogens.

Desperate for Covid Care, Undocumented Immigrants Resort to Unproven Drugs

Shut out from mainstream medicine, some immigrants are buying expensive, unproven Covid therapies from “wellness” clinics or turning to the black market.

Traveling This Summer? Here’s What You Should Know About the Delta Variant.

It’s the most contagious form of the coronavirus so far. Here’s what you need to know before traveling.

On the Pointless of Pointy Shoes

Archaeological advice on post-pandemic footwear. Plus: brittle stars in a “weirdo box,” a possible Viking ransom and more in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter.

Taiwan Orders Some Tech Workers to Stay Indoors to Tackle an Outbreak

Activists say that the measures discriminate against migrant laborers, an essential pillar of the island’s high-tech industries.

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