Epidemiologists focus on diseases among groups of people. They also study the spread of disease among animals.
May 21, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: epidemiology covid-19 coronavirus-2020 curious-kids curious-kids-us veterinarians
Gilead's drug Remdesivir showed preliminary positive results in clinical trials. But what is this drug and how, exactly, does it work?
May 6, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: epidemiology covid-19 pandemic sars-cov-2 remdesivir viruses replication
Are criticisms that governments should have done more fair?
April 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: epidemiology public-health covid-19 coronavirus contact-tracing
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
Swedish authorities claim the country is rapidly approaching herd immunity.
April 23, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: epidemiology covid-19 coronavirus pandemic infection sweden uk
Why is there such a wide difference in projections for how much COVID-19 will spread? An expert in disease modeling explains what models can and cannot do.
April 15, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: infectious-diseases epidemiology covid-19 coronavirus diseases modeling
COVID-19 has a long incubation time, and testing can take days to get results. Don't let continually rising case numbers make you give up on staying at home.
April 3, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: epidemiology public-health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic social-distancing outbreak economy new-coronavirus h1n1 h1n1-pandemic us-economy public-perception self-efficacy
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
The new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, spreads faster than the H1N1 influenza virus and is much deadlier. SARS-CoV-2 is particularly skilled at keeping cells from calling out for help.
April 2, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: influenza infectious-diseases epidemiology covid-19 coronavirus immune-system pandemic blood-pressure vaccines sars-cov-2 viruses new-coronavirus mers-cov virology
Behind every government announcement, there is an army of epidemiologists predicting how the virus will spread, and how to beat it.
March 25, 2020 • ~17 min
Tags: epidemiology covid-19 coronavirus disease new-coronavirus interdisciplinarity in-depth insights-series
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