What the archaeological record reveals about epidemics throughout history – and the human response to them
People have lived with infectious disease throughout the millennia, with culture and biology influencing each other. Archaeologists decode the stories told by bones and what accompanies them.
June 15, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus archaeology pandemic skeletons plague sars-cov-2 outbreak disease pathology 1918-flu-pandemic black-death pathogens disease-spread pathogen skeleton bioarchaeology
Epidemiological data suggests that 80% of COVID-19 cases can be traced to just 20% of those infected with SARS-CoV-2.
June 5, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: epidemiology covid-19 coronavirus pandemic sars-cov-2 severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars disease-spread middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-mers contact-tracing r0 super-spreader disease-outbreak disease-outbreaks r0-number
Infected with the coronavirus but not showing symptoms? A physician answers 5 questions about asymptomatic COVID-19
Your body can be infected and fight off SARS-CoV-2 without your ever noticing.
Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 immune-system antibodies cough sneeze sars-cov-2 symptoms disease-spread viral-spread typhoid-mary
Every time the virus copies itself it makes mistakes, creating a trail that researchers can use to build a family tree with information about where it's traveled, and when.
April 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: epidemiology coronavirus wuhan sars-cov-2 coronavirus-2020 viruses disease-spread mutation mutation-rate viral-evolution viral-spread
The questions researchers around the world are working on day and night.
April 2, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: epidemiology covid-19 coronavirus pandemic disease-spread computer-simulations epidemiological-modelling
Fleeing from the coronavirus is dangerous for you, the people you encounter along the way and wherever you end up
Universities and colleges around the world are closing. People are fleeing from cities. Some people are being forced to move but others must weigh the risks and ethical concerns of travel.
March 23, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus sars-cov-2 social-distancing outbreak coronavirus-2020 travel-restrictions disease-spread
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