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Evaluating President Joe Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

Evaluating President Joe Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

In the first 100 days, new presidents try to turn campaign promises into quick legislative victories, defuse lingering crises, set themselves apart from their predecessor and set a leadership tone for the next four years — all while avoiding blunders that could destroy their momentum.This story ran in partnership with . It can beSo how is President Joe Biden doing as he approaches this mark?Not bad, experts say, given the scale of the crisis he’s tackling and the political opposition he faces in Congress.“I think there are three accomplishments that stand out so far: the ramped-up...

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One Year In: How Covid’s Toll Compares With Other Causes of Death

One Year In: How Covid’s Toll Compares With Other Causes of Death

March 11, 2021Now that the coronavirus has been in the United States for roughly a year, new numbers are revealing the scale of covid-19’s impact on American health: Covid has become the country’s third-leading cause of death, and could be on its way to outpacing cancer.This story also ran on . It can beAs of Wednesday afternoon, 528,603 Americans had died of the coronavirus, . And a closely watched model from researchers at the projects that this number will rise past 575,000 by June 1.“The toll of death is simply staggering — worse than I would have predicted,” said Arthur Caplan,...

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Vacuna contra el coronavirus: ¿en qué punto está la investigación?

Vacuna contra el coronavirus: ¿en qué punto está la investigación?

July 16, 2020A más de cuatro meses del comienzo de la pandemia en los Estados Unidos, ¿qué tan cerca está el país y el mundo de una vacuna segura y efectiva? Científicos dicen que ven un progreso constante y expresan un optimismo cauteloso de que una vacuna podría estar lista para la próxima primavera del hemisferio norte.A principios de julio, había cerca de 160 ensayos de  vacunas en todo el mundo, según la (OMS).En general, el ensayo de una vacuna tiene varias fases. En la inicial, la vacuna se administra a 20 a 100 voluntarios sanos. El enfoque en esta fase es asegurarse que la vacuna...

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July 16, 2020
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A Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Does It Stand?

A Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Does It Stand?

July 16, 2020More than four months into the coronavirus pandemic, how close are the U.S. and the world to a safe and effective vaccine? Scientists say they see steady progress and are expressing cautious optimism that a vaccine could be ready by spring.As of early July, roughly 160 vaccine projects were underway worldwide, according to the .Generally, a vaccine trial has several phases. In an initial phase, the vaccine is given to 20 to 100 healthy volunteers. The focus in this phase is to make sure the vaccine is safe, and to note any side effects.In the second phase, there are hundreds of...

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