Data visualizations have been key to COVID-19 public messaging—but “counter-visualizations” have been leveraged by coronavirus skeptics and anti-maskers.
The Biden administration moved up the US vaccination schedule by 2 months yesterday, promising enough doses to vaccinate all US adults by May’s end,
Leave it to Germany to take stock of pandemic life and conclude: we need to make some new words.
Early in the pandemic, the dominant COVID-19 forecasting systems produced pretty patchy results. Then, with no formal training in medicine or epidemiology, data scientist Youyang Gu built his his own model. He took on heavyweights like the Institute for Health Metrics and…
No one knows where the next pandemic will emerge. But countries where human-animal interaction has been forced by deforestation, resource extraction, and agricultural expansion, are a good bet.
COVID-19 has revealed the extraordinary possibilities that can manifest when global scientific know-how is trained on a single topic. The virus was fully sequenced in January and a Phase 3 vaccine clinical trial is finishing in the fall.
Men with COVID-19 have nearly 3X the odds of needing intensive care and face a significantly higher risk of dying, according to a study
Early in the pandemic, many researchers pointed to immune system overreactions—“cytokine storms”—as a driver of COVID-19 deaths, neatly helping explain why some managed to clear the virus from their system, but still died.
President Trump’s brief hospitalization and dismissive comments about COVID-19 have launched concerns for his health, his staff’s, and the nation’s. Returning to the White House after being hospitalized, Trump publicly took his mask off and gave a thumb's up.
Sufficient treatment capacity during pandemics like COVID-19 saves lives. The idea behind “flattening the curve” is to keep the number of sick patients below the existing capacity for treatment.