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5 ways to prevent another 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the US (and beyond)

5 ways to prevent another 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the US (and beyond)

As we hit a gruesome milestone — 100,000 reported deaths from the novel coronavirus in the United States — we must focus on the single most important part of the response: saving the most lives. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is likely to kill more than 1 million people worldwide by the end of this year, and…
Are coronavirus cases in the US actually going down? Here’s what we know.

Are coronavirus cases in the US actually going down? Here’s what we know.

While it’s always tempting to think of the coronavirus pandemic in terms of numbers endlessly piling up — especially as the United States passes the 100,000 death mark, an unfathomable toll that is likely still an undercount — it’s important to remember that the outbreak is also constantly changing and evolving. We should be updating…
The coronavirus pandemic shut down live music. Now fans just want their money back.

The coronavirus pandemic shut down live music. Now fans just want their money back.

When Jess Noé logged on early one February morning to buy tickets to a highly anticipated My Chemical Romance reunion show, she was prepared to pay up. My Chemical Romance, a band deified by lovers of 2000s emo, hadn’t played live since its breakup in 2013, and there was no promise that the band would…
The coronavirus crisis is leading to an immunization crisis

The coronavirus crisis is leading to an immunization crisis

If you’d asked me when our baby was born in November how likely it was that I’d decide to delay his vaccinations against the doctor’s recommendations for several months, I’d have told you there was absolutely no chance. I report on global health; I know that the diseases vaccination has virtually eradicated in the US…
One reason why coronavirus is hitting black Americans the hardest

One reason why coronavirus is hitting black Americans the hardest

Across the US, black people are dying from Covid-19 at disproportionately high rates. While there are many different factors at play behind the stark racial disparities — there’s one possible reason that’s been lurking in the air for decades: pollution. Decades of segregation and housing discrimination have put black Americans at greater risk of living…
Doctors’ new coronavirus threat: Patients who refuse to wear masks

Doctors’ new coronavirus threat: Patients who refuse to wear masks

The decision of some Americans to not wear a mask in public has become a political act, the latest demonstration of how misinformation is complicating the American response to the Covid-19 pandemic. As states reopen, enforcement of new mask requirements in public spaces has led to conflict: A Target employee in California broke his arm…
Why are liberals more afraid of the coronavirus than conservatives?

Why are liberals more afraid of the coronavirus than conservatives?

In recent years, there’s been an explosion of academic work on the psychological foundations of our politics. The basic theory goes like this: Some people are innately more suspicious of change, of outsiders, of novelty. That base orientation will nudge them toward living in the town where they grew up, eating the foods they know…
8 ways to go out and stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic

8 ways to go out and stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic

Americans are getting tired of staying inside. Support for social distancing requirements is falling in the polls, and survey and cellphone data shows people are starting to trickle out of their homes. Most states, ready or not, are moving to reopen parts of their economies. For the past two months, experts’ guidance has been absolute:…
A New Coronavirus Test Will Let You Perform Nasal Swabs From Home

A New Coronavirus Test Will Let You Perform Nasal Swabs From Home

“The authorization of a COVID-19 at-home collection kit that can be used with multiple tests at multiple labs not only provides increased patient access to tests, but also protects others from potential exposure,” explained Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, in Saturday’s press release. 
Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Is Looking Promising

Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Is Looking Promising

“The important element here is that in general, neutralization correlates with total binding antibodies once you’re above a certain threshold. So the relevance of these results, for us, is not just the direct confirmation that in these first eight subjects, indeed, we see neutralizing activity. But they really allow us to extrapolate what we expect…

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