Nsikan Akpan

science editor for National Geographic

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The United States passed 10 million COVID-19 cases today. It’s a grim milestone, especially as the virus is spreading faster than ever.

Pfizer shows promising COVID vaccine trial results, as Joe Biden names his coronavirus task force

The United States passed 10 million COVID-19 cases today. It’s a grim milestone, especially as the virus is spreading faster than ever.

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