Volume 595 Issue 7867



Will COVID become a disease of the young? p.343

A growing share of infections among unvaccinated youths in countries with high vaccination rates is putting the spotlight on the role of young people in the pandemic.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01862-7

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Southeast Amazonia is no longer a carbon sink p.354

Atmospheric measurements show that deforestation and rapid local warming have reduced or eliminated the capacity of the eastern Amazonian forest to absorb carbon dioxide — with worrying implications for future global warming.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01871-6

Deciphering metabolism, one microbe at a time p.355

Small molecules produced and modified by gut microorganisms can influence human physiology. An atlas of metabolic outputs of diverse gut microbes offers new ways to decipher the microbial mechanisms behind their production.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01774-6

A long-term perspective on immunity to COVID p.359

Determining the duration of protective immunity to infection by SARS-CoV-2 is crucial for understanding and predicting the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical studies now indicate that immunity will be long-lasting.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01557-z