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Could Old Vaccines for Other Germs Protect Against COVID-19?

WASHINGTON — Scientists are dusting off some decades-old vaccines against other germs to see if they could provide a little stopgap protection against COVID-19 until a more precise shot arrives. “This is still a hypothesis, it could be a very important tool...
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Scrutiny of Vaccine Exemptions Banishes Some From Schools

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Carl and Kerri Schwartz say they have good medical reason for not vaccinating their disabled 11-year-old son, Thorn, and until recently his local public school went along with their family doctor's advice. That changed, the Schwartzes said, ...