Children—who have largely been spared from the worst effects of COVID-19—are at the back of the vaccine line,

Good News: A new collaboration is seeking to upend the current gene therapies approach for sickle cell disease.

Last week, 73% of people in Argentina said they would definitely or probably choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if it were offered to them. But that number doesn’t tell the whole story.

The exclusion of pregnant and lactating women from COVID-19 vaccine trials poses difficult questions for families considering getting pregnant.  It’s still not known whether the shots are safe for expectant mothers, writes Anna Louie Sussman in The New Yorker.

The WHO advised pregnant women yesterday against getting the Moderna vaccine; it said, unlike the Pfizer vaccine, there’s not enough data in yet to recommend it—except for pregnant health care workers and those with preexisting conditions.

There’s little evidence that schools contributed significantly to increased COVID-19 transmission, according to a

President Biden has inherited a dwindling supply of COVID-19 vaccines.   While hundreds of millions more doses have already been ordered, they won’t be delivered in full until mid-year.

Having strange dreams during the pandemic? You’re not alone.   Bizarre, vivid dreams can be a way to process intense psychological stressors, and withdrawal from the usual environments has forced the subconscious mind to look deeper for sources of inspiration.

Somewhere in the stack of executive orders President Biden signed on his first day was one that halted his predecessor’s attempted departure from the WHO.  

President Biden has formally disbanded the coronavirus advisory board that has guided his pandemic response plans since November.     But the team of top doctors, researchers, and public health experts isn’t going far.