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A coronavirus vaccine may arrive next year. ‘Herd immunity’ will take longer.

Anthony Fauci, the foremost infectious diseases expert in the U.S., has said a coronavirus vaccine could be available within 12 to 18 months. His timeline isn’t just ambitious; it’s unprecedented speed for a vaccine, which typically take many years of testing to make it to market. The challenges are many. Any vaccine available at such… Read More »

Humans have 1 in 14,000 chances of going extinct next year – more than getting struck by lightning

Humans have 1 in 14,000 chance of going extinct next year – more likely than an individual has of being struck by lightning, study finds Looked at fossils and archaeological data from artifacts 350,000 years old  Calculated that humans have a 1 in 14,000 chance of going extinct any give year  This is of natural events, but… Read More »

CMS to update hospital star ratings early next year despite blowback

UPDATE: August 19, 2019: The piece has been updated to reflect additional information from CMS and America’s Essential Hospitals. Dive Brief: CMS will update the oft-maligned hospital star ratings in early 2020 using the current methodology as they work on refining a new one, the agency said Monday. The star ratings have come under fire from… Read More »