Pfizer Studies Israel’s Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign

Israel’s fast vaccination effort is providing important information about drug company Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Reporters with the Reuters news agency spoke to leading scientists in Israel and other places, Israeli health officials, hospital heads and two of the country’s largest healthcare providers. The aim was to find the latest information about the country’s especially fast […]

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Foods, Tastes Change Because of the Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus health crisis has interfered with almost every part of daily human life—including what we eat. Nearly a year into social distancing, many people are enjoying foods long forgotten or once rejected for taste, feel or smell. Some have added healthful food to their diets to strengthen the body’s natural defenses. Home cooking activity […]

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Does Wearing Two Masks Provide More Protection?

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. Throughout the coronavirus health crisis, health officials across the world have been advising people to take important precautions to protect themselves. We have been asked to wash our hands often and correctly. We have also been urged to stay socially distant from people outside […]

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Britain’s Vaccine Chief Says World Faces 4,000 COVID-19 Variants

The head of Britain’s vaccination deployment effort says the world faces around 4,000 variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. As a result of new mutated versions, vaccine manufacturers are looking for ways to improve the shots to resist the virus variants, Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said Thursday. British researchers plan to test a mix of two vaccines […]

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Global Warming Causes Earlier Pollen Season

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. When Dr. Stanley Fineman started as an allergist, he told patients to start taking medications and prepare for pollen season in the middle of March. That was about 40 years ago. Today, he tells them to start around the middle of February. Since 1990, […]

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