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Here’s what you need to know: Top U.S. health officials update Congress on vaccine development and distribution plans. Video transcript Back transcript N.I.H. Director Has ‘Cautious Optimism’ for Covid-19 Vaccine by End of 2020 Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, emphasized to senators that coronavirus vaccine development and distribution would…

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How the Coronavirus Attacks the Brain

The coronavirus targets the lungs foremost, but also the kidneys, liver and blood vessels. Still, about half of patients report neurological symptoms, including headaches, confusion and delirium, suggesting the virus may also attack the brain. A new study offers the first clear evidence that, in some people, the coronavirus invades brain cells, hijacking them to…

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