Michaeleen Doucleff
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Author of HUNT, GATHER, PARENT (NYT Best Seller!) https://bit.ly/3aQBkp6 | global health correspondent @nprgoatsandsoda | @caltechalumniSource
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New Data Leads To Rethinking (Once More) Where The Pandemic Actually Began

New Data Leads To Rethinking (Once More) Where The Pandemic Actually Began

Back in May, a group of scientists — many at the top of the virology field — shifted the debate about the origins of COVID-19. They published a letter in the journal Science saying the lab-leak theory needs to be taken more seriously by the scientific community. Given the current evidence available, the scientists wrote, the outbreak is just as likely to have originated from a laboratory — specifically the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which studies coronaviruses — as from an infected animal. "We must take hypotheses about both natural and laboratory spillovers seriously until we have...

Jul 19
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People Are Talking About A 'Double Mutant' Variant In India. What Does That Mean?

People Are Talking About A 'Double Mutant' Variant In India. What Does That Mean?

'Double Mutant' Variant In India Shouldn't Really Be Called That, Scientists Say : Goats and Soda The term is a reference to two particular mutations in SARS-CoV-2. But the variant in India could carry additional mutations.India is in the midst of a devastating second wave of COVID-19. For the past several weeks, cases and deaths have skyrocketed. The country is more than a quarter million cases per day. The situation in India sounds remarkably similar to what has happened in Brazil, South Africa and now also Iran, says infectious disease scientist at Scripps Research Institute. "These...

Apr 24
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How Do We Stop The Next Pandemic? Here's A New Strategy

How Do We Stop The Next Pandemic? Here's A New Strategy

How Do We Stop The Next Pandemic? Here's A New Strategy : Goats and Soda For decades, the U.S. has spent many millions hunting down viruses in hope of stopping a pandemic. Yet the efforts failed. A group of researchers thinks there's a better strategy for the future.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsIn movies such as Contagion, a pandemic begins in a flash. A deadly virus spills over from an animal, like a pig, into humans and then quickly triggers an outbreak. But that's not actually what happens, says Dr. at the Duke Global Health Institute. "It's not like in the movies," he...

Apr 20
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Surprising Nuggets From The WHO Report: Our Science Correspondent Digs In

Surprising Nuggets From The WHO Report: Our Science Correspondent Digs In

Pandemic Origins Report From WHO Has Surprising Nuggets In Its 300 Pages : Goats and Soda There is a lot of information packed into the 300-page report on the origins of the pandemic released this week. Here are three key points that haven't received a great deal of media attention.This week, the World Health Organization finally released its long-awaited report about its investigation into how and where the COVID-19 pandemic began. Although the main conclusions were roughly what the agency had already reported to the media, deep inside the 300-page paper there are tantalizing nuggets of...

Apr 2
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Next Pandemic: Scientists Fear Another Coronavirus Could Jump From Animals To Humans

Next Pandemic: Scientists Fear Another Coronavirus Could Jump From Animals To Humans

Next Pandemic: Scientists Worry That Another Coronavirus Will Spill Over : Goats and Soda Researchers worry another coronavirus will spill over from a bat or some other creature. They're hunting for sources — and finding evidence that a new pandemic could be around the corner.Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsWhen the pandemic began last year, scientists went looking for the origins of the coronavirus. Right away, they made a huge discovery. It looked like the virus jumped from a bat into humans. Now, scientists are worried that another coronavirus will strike again, from either a bat...

Mar 19
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Understanding Where Coronaviruses Come From And How They Enter Humans

Understanding Where Coronaviruses Come From And How They Enter Humans

Understanding Where Coronaviruses Come From And How They Enter Humans All it took was one coronavirus to turn the world upside down. But how many more are out there, lurking in animals? And what's the chance they could jump into people and trigger another outbreak?Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAll it took was one coronavirus to turn the world upside down. But how many more are out there, lurking in animals? And what's the chance they could jump into people and trigger another outbreak?NPR thanks our sponsors

Mar 19
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WHO Points To Wildlife Farms In Southern China As Likely Source Of Pandemic

WHO Points To Wildlife Farms In Southern China As Likely Source Of Pandemic

Wildlife Farms In China Likely Source Of Pandemic, Say WHO Investigators : Goats and Soda Peter Daszak of the investigative team sent to Wuhan says the farms were probably where the coronavirus first jumped from bats to another animal before infecting humans.Toggle more optionsHeard onMichaeleen DoucleffToggle more optionsA member of the World Health Organization investigative team says wildlife farms in southern China are the most likely source of the COVID-19 pandemic. China shut down those wildlife farms in February 2020, says , a disease ecologist with EcoHealth Alliance and a member of...

Mar 15
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Are We Raising Unhelpful, Bossy Kids? Here's The Fix

Are We Raising Unhelpful, Bossy Kids? Here's The Fix

Two Key Ways Parents Can Raise Kids Who Are Eager To Do Chores : Goats and Soda In some cultures kids roll their eyes when asked to do chores. In others, they'll pitch in without even being asked. Researchers have identified two key practices to raise helpful children.It was a simple experiment. Lucia Alcala, a psychologist, built a tiny model grocery store with aisles and different items that she could put on a family's dining room table. She and her colleagues brought the model store to 43 family's homes along California's Central Coast. Each family had a pair of siblings, ages 6 to 10....

Mar 5
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Can Frozen Food Spread The Coronavirus?

Can Frozen Food Spread The Coronavirus?

The Coronavirus And Frozen Food: Is There A Connection? : Goats and Soda At a news conference this week, the World Health Organization made a surprising statement: The coronavirus could possibly be transmitted on frozen packages of food.Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsAt a news conference this week, the World Health Organization made a surprising statement: The coronavirus could possibly be transmitted on frozen packages of food. "We know that the virus can persist and survive in conditions that are found in these cold and frozen environments," says Peter Ben Embarek, the food...

Feb 12
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