adjective, se·ver·er, se·ver·est.
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Nine in 10 cases of severe illness were in the placebo group, another strong sign the vaccine protected against mild and serious cases.Pfizer and BioNTech will seek regulatory clearance of their coronavirus vaccine|Carolyn Y. Johnson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The software prioritizes content based on how severe the likely policy violation may be and how likely the piece of content is to spread across Facebook’s social networks.Facebook’s A.I. is getting better at finding malicious content—but it won’t solve the company’s problems|Jeremy Kahn|November 19, 2020|Fortune
The results, published Thursday in The Lancet medical journal, shed more light on preliminary data released in recent months showing the experimental shot generated an immune response in the elderly, who are at highest risk of severe illness.
Without a prescription and supervision by a medical professional, who could pair the drug with a separate pain-reliever such as fentanyl, the lawyers said the inmates’ risk of severe pain is increased.Orlando Hall executed after Supreme Court declined to intervene|Ann Marimow|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The new data showed that the vaccine was 94 percent effective among people over 65, a group at high risk of serious illness, and prevented severe as well as mild cases.Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine is safe and 95% effective and that it will seek regulatory review within days|Carolyn Y. Johnson, Laurie McGinley|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, joining in the chorus, severely berates Tehran for its role in the Levant.
Last year he was severely criticized for his handling of a land deal with a neighbor in financial distress.
Between 1999 and 2008, the number of severely intoxicated young women who wound up in E.R.s rose by 52 percent.Elizabeth Peña and the Truth About Alcoholic Women|Gabrielle Glaser|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The turbulent waters caused one of his oars to crack, which—without a motor or a sail—can be severely detrimental to his voyage.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since the outbreak began in March, global mobilization efforts to combat the epidemic have been severely delayed.
Let us not be thought to judge too severely of the forms adopted by the German philosophers.Fundamental Philosophy, Vol. I (of 2)|Jaime Luciano Balmes
The British consul was dragged out of his carriage, and severely injured.With Kitchener in the Soudan|G. A. Henty
"The lasso is of Comanche make," went on the mountain man, severely frowning again.The Red River Half-Breed|Gustave Aimard
"Now, don't you look that surprised way at me," said Drusilla severely.Drusilla with a Million|Elizabeth Cooper
But, on the other hand, where the application is severely circumscribed, no fall of price will avail to extend the demand.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey