The US response to the coronavirus was slow and problematic, but it also was rooted in a 19th-century way of viewing public health.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
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In places where everyone wears a mask, cases of COVID-19 seem to be less severe. Evidence from labs and outbreaks suggests that masks protect not only others, but the person wearing the mask, too.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~8 min
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Test positivity rates measure the success of a testing program. Even though the US performs a huge number of tests, high test positivity rates across the country show that that it still isn't enough.
July 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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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
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Researchers from New York University are designing AI algorithms to help predict COVID-19 outcomes.
May 14, 2020 • ~7 min
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Digital surveillance can help bring the coronavirus pandemic under control – but also threatens privacy
Cellphone data can show who coronavirus patients interacted with, which can help isolate infected people before they feel ill. But how digital contact tracing is implemented matters.
April 9, 2020 • ~9 min
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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
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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
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With no vaccines or treatments, the fight against coronavirus comes down to this behavioral technique. A physician explains how it works.
March 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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As the novel coronavirus spreads, an expert offers ways the elderly can stay safe while staying connected.
March 10, 2020 • ~5 min
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