Viral vaccines preserved without refrigeration

Ever receive a vaccination that seemed to burn a lot while it was injected? The vaccine solution likely contained a lot of salt or sugar — natural preservatives that help keep it stable, in addition to the cold temperature at which it was kept. The viruses in vaccines, which train our cells to identify and…Continue Reading

Nurse Goes Viral Claiming Dying Patients Deny COVID Reality. Her Colleagues Aren’t So Sure

An emergency room door in Aberdeen, South Dakota, October 26, 2020. (Bing Guan/Reuters) A South Dakota nurse gained national attention this week for a tweet claiming that some of her dying coronavirus patients refuse to admit the virus is real. Jodi Doering, a traveling nurse who lives in a small eastern South Dakota town, had…Continue Reading

Sugar-coated viral proteins hijack and hitch a ride out of cells

Researchers from the Universities of Melbourne, York, Warwick and Oxford have shed light on how encapsulated viruses like hepatitis B, dengue and SARS-CoV-2 hijack the protein manufacturing and distribution pathways in the cell — they have also identified a potential broad spectrum anti-viral drug target to stop them in their tracks. The findings have been…Continue Reading

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims To Show Joe Biden With Burisma’s CEO

An image shared on Facebook over 1,800 times allegedly shows Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden golfing with his son, Hunter Biden, and Ukrainian energy company Burisma’s CEO. Verdict: False The image depicts Joe Biden with Hunter Biden, one of Burisma’s board members and another man that works in finance. Burisma’s CEO is not pictured. Fact…Continue Reading

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims The CDC ‘Will Not Be Providing Data For The Flu’ For The 2020-21 Season

An image shared on Facebook claims the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “will not be providing data for the flu” for the 2020-2021 season. Verdict: False While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted at least one way the CDC collects influenza data, the CDC has published reports and data for the 2020-2021 flu season.…Continue Reading

Viral ‘molecular scissor’ is next COVID-19 drug target

American and Polish scientists, reporting Oct. 16 in the journal Science Advances, laid out a novel rationale for COVID-19 drug design — blocking a molecular “scissor” that the virus uses for virus production and to disable human proteins crucial to the immune response. The researchers are from The University of Texas Health Science Center at…Continue Reading

Trump’s viral misinformation is spreading faster than Covid-19

The United States has been caught in the throes of yet another incredibly fast-spreading and viral outbreak, and it’s not the coronavirus — it is the lethal outbreak of misinformation around multiple aspects of health and science. With President Donald Trump referring to Dr. Anthony Fauci as a “disaster” and complaining on a campaign call…Continue Reading

2 doctors from a viral video peddling false or misleading coronavirus information say they met with Vice President Mike Pence

Two medical practitioners who are part of a dubious organization spreading unproven coronavirus information said they met with Vice President Mike Pence, the chair of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.The two were featured in the viral coronavirus misinformation video that has since been removed from social media websites.Video from the organization’s press conference was…Continue Reading

Are These Viral TikToks Of Extremely Fashionable People In China The Answer To Pandemic Fashion Week?

This week’s newsletter: Everything I know about those compilation videos sourced from Douyin, China’s TikTok, that everyone’s going crazy for. Posted on July 17, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. ET This is Please Like Me, BuzzFeed News’ newsletter about how influencers are battling for your attention. You can sign up here.Those viral Chinese street fashion TikToks…Continue Reading