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Charles Horton, M.D.

Charles is WORLD's medical correspondent. He is a World Journalism Institute graduate and a physician. Charles resides near Pittsburgh with his wife and four children.

Articles by Charles Horton, M.D.
Post-vaccination questions

Post-vaccination questions

Questions and answers on vaccines, cookouts, masking, and a slow return to normal after the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 has been a nightmare, but the pandemic has also resulted in a reduced flu season, expanded telemedicine, and the growth of RNA-based vaccines

New research suggests that, for many patients, an asthma medication could promote COVID-19 recovery
Could ivermectin be effective against the coronavirus?

The road to a “safe and effective” coronavirus vaccine—and who will get it first
As cold weather approaches, consider these ways to minimize indoor coronavirus exposure
Some researchers suggest the threshold for herd immunity is lower than we thought, but ending social distancing measures prematurely would be a mistake

A Texas doctor claims he’s found a cure for COVID-19, but the evidence is still out

Leaders’ missteps have created mistrust, but we still have to fight a pandemic
Checking in on the global effort to create a COVID-19 vaccine