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The study shows the vaccine causes few side effects and provokes a response in T-cells that target the virus within 14 days of the first dose and a protective antibody response within 28 days of the booster dose.
Ellis Cose, the eminent journalist, grapples with both explanations for our present crisis in his pithy and thought-provoking book, “The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America.”Some free-speech norms are in danger. Maybe that’s a good thing.|Kenneth Mack|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
The first presidential debate provoked shock and dismay in international news media.As The World Watches US Election, The Appeal Of America Is Diminished|LGBTQ-Editor|November 2, 2020|No Straight News
She also questioned Zuckerberg about Facebook’s alleged interest in pushing divisive content to users because it provokes them to spend more time on the platform.4 key moments from the Senate’s showdown with Big Tech CEOs|Danielle Abril|October 28, 2020|Fortune
Speaking of distance learning not going well … In his latest education column, VOSD’s Will Huntsberry lays out the particular challenges distance learning has provoked for English-learners.Morning Report: How to Open Schools and Other Stuff|Voice of San Diego|October 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Everyone out there who says, “Charlie Hebdo provoked,” is making the same fundamental error.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And, of course, it was against the mixing of the races that the music inevitably provoked.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It reflects both the anger provoked by the senseless violence two days earlier, and the growing confidence of the opposition.
The story was so appalling, the attack so brutish and morally offensive, that it provoked an immediate, furious response.Why It Was Right to Question Rolling Stone’s U-VA Rape Story|Michael Moynihan|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And as with all cheerful, well-intentioned memes, the Challenge has provoked some good old-fashioned political trolling.
"I'm not proud," replied Davy, provoked at being mixed up with Gobobbles in this way.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
We have done wickedly, and provoked thee to wrath: therefore thou art inexorable.
For you have provoked him who made you, the eternal God, offering sacrifice to devils, and not to God.
If she has justly provoked the indignation of her husband, then his cruelty presents a different aspect.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
But the young nobleman provoked Du Bousquier into a duel where the latter dangerously wounded him.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe