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Evidence-based explanations of the Covid-19 pandemic, including how it started, how it might end, and how to protect yourself and others.

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How to make sense of the case and hospitalization data as omicron takes off

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The frustrating Covid-19 test reimbursement process is a microcosm of US health care

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6 epidemiologists on how omicron is — and isn’t — changing their holiday plans

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How omicron broke Covid-19 testing

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Omicron is here. What are your treatment options if you get Covid-19?

You might get a breakthrough case of Covid-19 this winter. Here’s how to prepare.

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How omicron could impact global progress to curb the pandemic

Why omicron could bring the deadliest phase in the pandemic yet

Does it still make sense for vaccinated people with Covid-19 to isolate for 10 days?

Why Covid-19 is always one step ahead of the US response

What you need to know about Biden’s free rapid test program

Could a universal Covid-19 vaccine defeat every variant?

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