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.

William Petri, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
April 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: infectious-diseases immune-system antibodies symptoms sneeze cough typhoid-mary covid-19 sars-cov-2 disease-spread viral-spread

The coronavirus genome is like a shipping label that lets epidemiologists track where it's been

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.

Taylor Carter, PhD Student in Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina • conversation
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: epidemiology coronavirus viruses mutation-rate viral-evolution mutation wuhan coronavirus-2020 sars-cov-2 disease-spread viral-spread

Six unknown factors in coronavirus models and how they could affect predictions

The questions researchers around the world are working on day and night.

Imran Mahmood Qureshi Hashmi, Research Fellow in Agent-based Modelling, Brunel University London • conversation
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  pandemic  epidemiology  coronavirus  computer-simulations  epidemiological-modelling  covid-19  disease-spread

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.

Rebecca S.B. Fischer, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Texas A&M University • conversation
March 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  coronavirus  travel-restrictions  outbreak  coronavirus-2020  covid-19  sars-cov-2  social-distancing  disease-spread

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