Weekly Health Quiz: Covid Vaccines, Winter Sports and a Cancer Breakthrough


Which statement about the new coronavirus vaccines is not true?

About 20 million Americans, including health care workers and residents of nursing homes, will be the first to get vaccinated

Vaccination requires two shots, three to four weeks apart

The vaccine can help protect you from getting infected with coronavirus, though it’s uncertain whether it will prevent you from spreading it to others

If you’ve already had natural Covid, it’s not safe to get vaccinated

In rare cases, the coronavirus vaccine has caused a severe allergic reaction, with symptoms such as a rash and shortness of breath developing about how long after getting the shot?

Mycobacterium marinum, a tuberculosis-like infection that can cause painful joint swelling, is spread through cuts in the skin from handling raw:

Which of the following Winter Olympic Sports has the lowest rate of injuries?

Paul Farmer, a medical anthropologist, received the $1 million Berggruen Prize for his work on:

Raising awareness of environmental cancers

Providing health care to underserved communities

Discovering the hepatitis C virus

Developing new methods of birth control

In recent decades, the mortality rate from falls in this age group more than doubled:

A new scan that detects malignant cells anywhere in the body may lead to improved treatments for this cancer that kills 33,000 American men each year:

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