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The vaccine, which requires two shots spaced a month apart, may also lessen severity of the disease.
NEW PFIZER RESULTS SHOW ITS COVID-19 VACCINE IS NEARLY 95% EFFECTIVETINA HESMAN SAEYNOVEMBER 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
It is less clear whether masks — by potentially stanching some, but not all, incoming viral particles — might also lessen the severity of illness.
WEARING A MASK ISN’T JUST ABOUT PROTECTING OTHER PEOPLE, THE CDC SAYS. IT CAN HELP YOU — AND MIGHT PREVENT LOCKDOWNS.BEN GUARINO, LENA H. SUN, ARIANA EUNJUNG CHANOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In other words, a high level of skill didn’t lessen the noise distraction.
PLEASE GET YOUR NOISE OUT OF MY EARS (EP. 439)STEPHEN J. DUBNERNOVEMBER 12, 2020FREAKONOMICS
NBCUniversal’s Peacock is now live on RokuThese moves by streaming services ultimately hurt Roku customers, so the option to stream content from a supported device, like an iPhone, would help lessen the blow.
ROKU ROLLS OUT AIRPLAY 2 AND HOMEKIT SUPPORT TO 4K DEVICESSARAH PEREZNOVEMBER 11, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Organic foods are more nutritious, having more antioxidants, and people with food allergies find their symptoms lessen if they eat only organic foods.
HINTS FROM HELOISE: WASHING WINE GLASSESHELOISE HELOISENOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Nittany Lions scored the final two touchdowns to lessen their margin of defeat.
MARYLAND’S NEWCOMERS LEAD THE WAY IN STUNNING ROUT AT PENN STATEEMILY GIAMBALVONOVEMBER 8, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Thousands will make their way into the game, and others won’t let the pandemic lessen their desire to be nearby, even if they can’t watch from the stands.
THE WORLD’S LARGEST OUTDOOR COCKTAIL PARTY HAS MET A SOBERING REALITY: A PANDEMICEMILY GIAMBALVONOVEMBER 5, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Sharma expects the government will try to preserve mining jobs by retrofitting coal-fired power plants with carbon capture and storage technology, which lessens the amount of waste carbon dioxide that enters the atmosphere.
XI JINPING’S ‘CARBON NEUTRALITY’ BOMBSHELL LEAVES CHINA IN A CLIMATE CONUNDRUMNAOMI XU ELEGANTOCTOBER 31, 2020FORTUNE
There is some good data that shows zinc can lessen the severity of the common cold if taken as soon as a person notices cold-like symptoms.
THESE ARE THE BEST COVID-19 TREATMENTS RIGHT NOWCLAIRE MALDARELLIOCTOBER 5, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
If you are the smallest guy on the rung, there is very little you can do to lessen your taxes.
THESE UNDECIDED VOTERS WATCHED THE DEBATE HOPING FOR CLARITY. WHAT THEY GOT WAS A USELESS MESS.MARC FISHER, CHRISTINE SPOLAR, AMY B WANGSEPTEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO LESSENING

  • abatement
  • belt-tightening
  • curtailment
  • decline
  • decrement
  • economy
  • lessening
  • lowering
  • reduction
  • reversal
  • condoning
  • diminishing
  • justifying
  • lessening
  • mitigating
  • moderating
  • palliating
  • qualifying
  • reducing
  • softening
  • varnishing
  • whitewashing
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