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By William A. Haseltine - Mar 02,2022
BOSTON  —  It is now well known that SARS-CoV-2 can mutate to evade vaccine protection against infection. The Omicron variants  —  BA.1, B1.1 and BA.2  —  can infect those who were previously infected by other variants, even when vaccinated.
By William A. Haseltine - Dec 07,2021
BOSTON — As yet another new SARS-CoV-2 variant emerges and begins to spread — one with a worryingly large set of mutations that may make the virus more capable of evading our immune defences, we are all being forced to reassess the strategies we have come to rely on for protectio
By William A. Haseltine - Aug 01,2021
BOSTON — The United States has now entered its fifth wave of COVID-19 infections. In each one, the country has paid a high price for doing far less than it could. In the first wave, lockdowns and other restrictions were spotty. Then came untested and unproven treatments.
By William A. Haseltine - Mar 20,2021
CAMBRIDGE — After a year of steadily increasing COVID-19 case counts, the United States may finally be at an inflection point.
By William A. Haseltine - Nov 15,2020
NEW YORK — During a September 15 ABC News “town hall”-style event, US President Donald Trump told host George Stephanopoulos that without a vaccine, COVID-19 would still “go away”. Over time, Trump said, “You’ll develop herd — like a herd mentality.
By William A. Haseltine - Oct 04,2020
NEW YORK — During a September 15 ABC News “town hall”-style event, US President Donald Trump told host George Stephanopoulos that without a vaccine, COVID-19 would still “go away”. Over time, Trump said, “You’ll develop herd — like a herd mentality.
By William A. Haseltine - Jun 09,2020
CAMBRIDGE — I was recently stunned to learn of the serious consideration being given to deliberately infecting human volunteers with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in order to assess the effectiveness of potential COVID-19 vaccines.My first reaction was that the advocates of such “human ch

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