The novel coronavirus’ spike protein plays additional key role in illness

LA JOLLA—Scientists have known for a while that SARS-CoV-2’s distinctive “spike” proteins help the virus infect its host by latching on to healthy cells. Now, a major new study shows that the virus spike proteins (which behave very differently than those safely encoded by vaccines) also play a key role in the disease itself.

The novel coronavirus’ spike protein plays additional key role in illness

People questioning the vaccines, are bringing up this study, but the authors claim that the spike proteins in the vaccines behave differently. I’m not claiming that they’re wrong to question the vaccines (I do, too) just pointing this out.

Coalition calls on Biden to form disinformation task force

Coalition calls on Biden to form disinformation task force

Why it matters: The spread of false information around elections, health, climate and other pivotal issues has had a huge impact on American institutions, but civil liberties groups say it is critical to find solutions that maintain free speech protections.