As more Covid-19 vaccines are authorized, scientists are exploring whether different vaccines can be safely and effectively mixed and matched, Carl Zimmer reports for the New York Times—an approach that if proven successful could not only overcome supply setbacks, but may also improve the efficacy of the vaccines.
New mortality data published by CDC researchers indicates that Covid-19 was the third-leading cause of death in the United States in 2020—but the researchers also found substantial increases in deaths attributed to other major causes.
Writing in the Washington Post, Jeff Henigson reflects on his improbable survival from the aggressive, often fatal brain cancer he was diagnosed with as a teenager—and the email he got some 35 years later from a retired neuropathologist that made him question the "medical miracle" of his continued survival.
IBM and Cleveland Clinic announced they have launched a 10-year partnership aimed at leveraging advanced computing technology for drug development and more, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
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