COVID booster shots have arrived. Here's who can get one, and how
In step with federal recommendations, a third COVID-19 vaccine dose is now available for eligible residents of Los Angeles County. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Madalyn Amato Source Type: news

What we know so far about when kids can get vaccinated for COVID-19
When can parents expect their kids to be eligible for a COVID vaccine? Here's the latest. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Roy Source Type: news

Here's how the most- and least-vaccinated states fared against the Delta variant
In the five states with the lowest levels of vaccination, the COVID-19 death rate this summer was more than triple the rate in the five states where vaccination is most common. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

Big gap between Pfizer, Moderna vaccines seen for preventing COVID hospitalizations
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine does a significantly better job of preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations compared with Pfizer's shot. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy, Amina Khan Source Type: news

Snow in Death Valley, the hottest place on Earth? It's not what it looks like
Park officials said the photo of salty white hills was snapped about a mile north of Furnace Creek, an area known for its extreme heat. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hayley Smith Source Type: news

Twitter didn't lock Nicki Minaj's account amid brewing backlash over vaccine tweets
The furor over Nicki Minaj's viral vaccine tweets rages on, with Dr. Anthony Fauci debunking her misinformation and Minaj claiming Twitter shut her out. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nardine Saad Source Type: news

As Twitter spirals over Nicki Minaj's vaccine tweets, she says her account is locked
The furor over Nicki Minaj's viral vaccine tweets rages on, with Dr. Anthony Fauci debunking her misinformation and Twitter allegedly stepping in. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nardine Saad Source Type: news

Should the FDA move faster on COVID-19 vaccines for young children?
With the Delta variant surging, pediatricians and others are urging the FDA to move faster on COVID-19 vaccines for young children. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

The Texas abortion law and what '6 weeks pregnant' actually means
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the law gives women six weeks to seek an abortion. But that's not really true. Here's the biological reality of the challenged legislation. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Roy Source Type: news

COVID-19 surges in unvaccinated communities are sending more kids to the hospital
The number of kids being hospitalized with COVID-19 raced up the charts in midsummer, especially in places with low vaccination rates. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

COVID surges in unvaccinated communities are sending more kids to the hospital
The number of kids being hospitalized with COVID-19 raced up the charts in midsummer, especially in places with low vaccination rates. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

What is the C.1.2 coronavirus variant — and should we be worried?
A new coronavirus variant has emerged from South Africa. It has a high number of mutations but has a ways to go to challenge Delta. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Pandemic concerns may prime people to discriminate against Asians and Latinos
People who are primed to think about the COVID-19 pandemic are more likely to discriminate against Asian and Latino Americans, a study finds. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Among the unvaccinated, Delta variant more than doubles risk of hospitalization
Among unvaccinated COVID-19 patients, infection with the Delta variant doubles the risk of needing hospital treatment, a study finds. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Long COVID's daunting toll seen in study of pandemic's earliest patients
A study of more than 1,200 COVID survivors who were once hospitalized finds that about half have at least one symptom a year later. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

FDA approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 shot brings temptation to vaccinate kids under 12
Now that Cormirnaty has full FDA approval, doctors can recommend the COVID-19 shot to anyone for "off-label" use, including children under 12. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

U.S. to accelerate offshore wind energy use as industry sees global growth
The U.S. plans to pursue more use of wind energy and offshore wind farms. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Celina Tebor Source Type: news

U.S. intelligence report is inconclusive on COVID-19 origin
The latest U.S. intelligence report on the origins of COVID-19 is inconclusive on whether the coronavirus spread from animals or leaked from a lab. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Bloomberg Source Type: news

The FDA granted full approval for the Pfizer vaccine. What does that mean?
How is FDA full approval different from emergency use authorization? And how will it change employer or government vaccine mandates? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Roy Source Type: news

U.S. regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
The announcement Monday is expected to boost public confidence in vaccines and spur institutions both public and private to start mandating vaccination for employees. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

Four things to know about getting the COVID-19 booster shot
The Biden administration says it will offer booster shots to many people who are already fully inoculated against COVID-19. We answer your questions. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Meena Venkataramanan Source Type: news

Why are COVID-19 booster shots needed anyway?
We look at the science behind the need for COVID-19 booster shots. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

How kids can stay safer at school despite Delta variant threat
Despite the threats posed by the Delta variant, there are ways to enhance kids' safety at school. Here's what it will take to protect students. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Why a fast-spreading coronavirus and a half-vaccinated public can be a recipe for disaster
Unleashing a fast-spreading coronavirus variant on a half-vaccinated population can lead to a vaccine-resistant strain. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Federal vaccine court hasn't helped those whose lives were altered by COVID-19 shots
A national vaccine court has paid out billions to those who've been injured by vaccines. But the program doesn't help the rare victims of COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Arthur Allen Source Type: news

Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times science reporter, dies at 77
Maugh had a doctorate in chemistry and a knack for quickly churning out complex front-page stories. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin Estrin Source Type: news

The new report on climate change is dire. What can I do about it?
The dire report from the IPCC doesn't mean you should give up on reversing climate change. Here's how you can still make a difference. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Despite obstacles, Native Americans have the nation's highest COVID-19 vaccination rate
Native Americans often live far from healthcare facilities and distrust federal authorities. Still, they're getting vaccinated against COVID-19. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Richard Read Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Send in the sea otters to help save California's North Coast
Kelp forests north of the Golden Gate are in dire shape. The return of the sea otter could help bring them back to life. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Helvarg Source Type: news

I have long COVID. Here's how to get the care you need
If you have long-term symptoms of COVID-19 or any other condition, navigating the healthcare system can be rough. Tips for getting the care you need. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sandhya Kambhampati Source Type: news

Delta variant is rising. Breakthrough infections too. How should I protect myself?
With breakthrough infections, Delta variant rising, what should I do to protect myself? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan, Melissa Healy, Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

For parents of unvaccinated kids, worsening Delta variant brings alarm, questions
The variant's ability to spread among the vaccinated is worrisome, expert said, but it shouldn't preclude kids from heading back to school. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hayley Smith, Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

For parents of unvaccinated kids, worsening Delta variant threat brings alarm, questions
The variant's ability to spread among the vaccinated is worrisome, expert said, but it shouldn't preclude kids from heading back to school. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hayley Smith, Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

What is it about the Delta variant that makes it spread so easily?
By now, we all know that the Delta variant is about twice as transmissible as the original coronavirus. What exactly makes it so good at spreading? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

CDC document paints more dire picture of threat posed by Delta variant
The Delta variant is more formidable than previously believed, due to its ability to infect and be spread by people who are vaccinated, a CDC document says. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Mu ñecas rotas, cuellos torcidos y conmociones cerebrales: La brutalidad de los clavados olímpicos
Los clavadistas olímpicos experimentan muchas de las mismas lesiones que afectan a los atletas de deportes de contacto más tradicionales, y el dolor comienza antes de tocar el agua. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Wharton Source Type: news

Broken wrists, twisted necks and concussions: The brutal nature of Olympic diving
Olympic divers experience many of the same injuries that affect athletes of more traditional contact sports, and the pain begins before they hit the water. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Wharton Source Type: news

Column: I wish I could be angry with the unvaccinated. Being Black makes that complicated
There's a white privilege to denouncing everyone who refuses to get a COVID-19 vaccine. For those who are Black, there's systemic racism to consider. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Erika D. Smith Source Type: news

A timeline of the CDC's advice on face masks
Rules and guidance about face masks have changed throughout the pandemic. Here's how the CDC's advice has evolved. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

CDC recommends masks indoors in U.S. where cases are surging
The CDC recommends that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy, Chris Megerian Source Type: news

Actual number of U.S. coronavirus cases may be more than double the official tally
A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that the pandemic's true toll is far greater than official tallies show. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Fauci: 'There's no way' the coronavirus was made with U.S. research funds. Here's why
Sen. Rand Paul accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of funding research in China that created the coronavirus. Fauci says that's a lie and explains why. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Misinformation is killing people. Here's the truth about COVID vaccines
Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is costing people their lives. We separate the myths from the reality. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

U.S. life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in 2020, largest drop since World War II
U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II, according to new report from the CDC. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mike Stobbe Source Type: news

Vaccine 'obstinance' is fueling Delta variant's spread across America
The Delta variant of the coronavirus has taken on a decidedly American feel, mainly targeting those who just won't get vaccinated. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Police officers treat Black and white men differently. You can hear it in their tone of voice
Scientists who listened to police officers speaking to motorists they've pulled over heard differences in the tone of voice used with Black and white drivers. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Are COVID-19 symptoms different if I'm infected with the Delta variant?
If the Delta variant catches you, will your COVID-19 symptoms be different than for people infected with earlier strains of the coronavirus? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

In troubling spike, L.A. County sees 3,000 new coronavirus cases in three days
L.A. County has recorded more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases in three days, as viral transmission increases among unvaccinated people. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic crew go to the edge of space and back
Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson celebrated on Sunday after successfully going to suborbital space on a crewed flight. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Samantha Masunaga Source Type: news

Watch live: Richard Branson to fly to space on his Virgin Galactic spaceship
Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson is scheduled to fly to space Sunday. Watch the livestreaming video here. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Samantha Masunaga Source Type: news