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Police Investigating Whether Lawmakers Gave Rioters Tour of Capitol Before Siege

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New York Times - The Capitol Police are looking into whether members of Congress inappropriately gave visitors access to the Capitol ahead of last week’s assault. Vice President...

Biden to Elevate Science Adviser to His Cabinet

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New York Times - The President-elect will nominate Eric S. Lander to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a post left vacant by President Trump for...

  • President-elect Biden will nominate Eric S. Lander of the Broad Institute to serve as presidential science adviser. For the first time, the position will be elevated to the cabinet level. https://t.co/uoPHkW4FKY

C.D.C. Warns the New Virus Variant Could Fuel Huge Spikes in Covid Cases

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New York Times - The more contagious version, first identified in Britain, is expected to spread widely and lead to further strains on an already overburdened health care...

Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise in Small Trial

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New York Times - Participants with the disease still declined, but much more slowly than those receiving a placebo, investigators...

  • In a preliminary trial, an experimental drug seems to have slowed the pace of decline in Alzheimer's patients. "This is big news," said one scientist.  https://t.co/pWNwCgw3wf

As California Eases Vaccine Rules, Many Complain of Chaos

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New York Times - President-elect Biden proposed a major spending package to combat the virus. Americans are dying in greater numbers, and the virus is not always to...

  • 3rd dose time!!!! https://t.co/5zh11flHDt Preparedness is utilizing phase 1 clinical trials to answer critical questions like "What would a third shot do?" or "Would it boost antibodies more?" etc. These data are going to be so freaking cool!!!

How to (Literally) Drive the Coronavirus Away

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New York Times - What’s the transmission risk inside a car? An airflow study offers some insight for passengers and drivers...

  • Study shows the importance of keeping the car windows open to minimize the risk of transmission. I like the idea of opening opposite windows to create an air curtain. With @j_g_allen @CorsIAQ https://t.co/iXYh1UjGLl

India begins inoculating its 1.3 billion people, starting with health care workers.

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New York Times - The vaccine campaign is unfolding in a country with more than 150,000 coronavirus deaths, the world’s third-highest...

  • Why can India 🇮🇳 vaccinate >1 billion people vs #COVID19 while US wonders if it can immunize 100 million? A health system that includes public vaccinations, while producing vaccines you can make at scale: adenovirus, WIV, our recombinant protein vaccine https://t.co/Slm3dhXSG4

Electric Eels Hunt in Packs, Shocking Prey and Scientists

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New York Times - The behavior, used by wolves and orcas to run down fast prey, is rarely seen in...

  • A scientist in the Amazon was surprised when he found a writhing mass of more than 100 electric eels corralling groups of tetra fish into tightly packed balls and bombarding them with synchronized electric attacks that sent them flying https://t.co/c2mfwihcwJ

Biden to Elevate Science Adviser to His Cabinet

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New York Times - The President-elect will nominate Eric S. Lander to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a post left vacant by President Trump for...

  • President-elect Biden will nominate Eric S. Lander of the Broad Institute to serve as presidential science adviser. For the first time, the position will be elevated to the cabinet level. https://t.co/29H7xSTV11

C.D.C. Warns the New Virus Variant Could Fuel Huge Spikes in Covid Cases

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New York Times - The more contagious version, first identified in Britain, is expected to spread widely and lead to further strains on an already overburdened health care...