What to Know: Breakthrough Infections

What to Know: Breakthrough Infections Apoorva MandavilliReporting on the coronavirus Breakthrough infections may be more common with the highly contagious Delta variant than with other versions of the virus. But the data are still unclear. There is some evidence that people infected

A Common Heart Problem That’s Easy to Miss

Longer term, most patients with A-fib can be effectively and safely treated with medication, usually drugs called beta blockers and calcium blockers that help the heart sustain a normal rhythm. Patients are also given an anticoagulant to prevent blood clots. Several currently

Fauci Sounds Alarm Over Low Covid Vaccination Rates

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci warned on Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic is now “going in the wrong direction” in the United States because too many Americans are still choosing not to get vaccinated. Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” program about

When Euphemisms (but Never Sharks) Attack

Shark scientists have been exhorting the public to call human-shark interactions something other than shark attacks, preferring less pejorative terms like “shark encounters.” The scientists emphasize that humans tend to be to blame for shark injuries — stepping accidentally on small sharks,