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Mark Namchuk.

Pills could prove COVID game changer

Med School specialists say they may cut hospitalizations, deaths and offer big boost to nations struggling with low vaccination rates


Illustration of person looking at light at end of abstract tunnel.

How death shapes life

As global COVID toll hits 5 million, Harvard philosopher ponders the intimate, universal experience of knowing the end will come but not knowing when


Michael Keaton in "Dopesick."

Behind ‘Dopesick,’ anger and hope

Author and former Nieman fellow says Hulu adaptation of bestseller has potential to ‘change the conversation around stigma’


Sneaker and tracker.

Every step counts

Researchers pinpoint how different types of physical activity affect cardiorespiratory fitness


Senior citizen getting a vaccine.

The peril of 5 percent

Pockets of unvaccinated older people leave northern states vulnerable to COVID surge, expert warns