The government’s disease-fighting agency is conflating viral and antibody tests, compromising a few crucial metrics that governors depend on to reopen their economies. Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, and other states are doing the same.
The CDC has quietly started releasing nationwide numbers. But they contradict what states themselves are reporting.
The state is combining results from viral and antibody tests in the same statistic. This threatens to confound America’s understanding of the pandemic.
Donald Trump won the presidency by using the social network’s advertising machinery in exactly the way the company wanted. He’s poised to do it again.
Few figures tell you anything useful about how the coronavirus has spread through the U.S. Here’s one that does.
Backlogs at private laboratories have ballooned, making it difficult to treat suffering patients and contain the pandemic.
The death and economic damage sweeping the United States could have been avoided—if only we had started testing for the virus sooner.
As the outbreak spreads, state websites are still some of the best sources of information on how many people have been tested.
Without adequate testing, people with coronavirus symptoms are left to agonize over the right course of action on their own.
“I don’t know what went wrong,” a former CDC chief told The Atlantic.
Because the U.S. data on coronavirus infections are so deeply flawed, the quantification of the outbreak obscures more than it illuminates.
Companies such as Uber and Instacart have transformed the urban experience, but would they hold up if the coronavirus spread across America?
Do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-re, do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-mi … you get the picture.
Silicon Valley has hit a midlife crisis.
It will be a long time before we understand what the outbreak did to the global economy.
Its app didn’t solve much, but it did reveal a lot.
Even if you avoid the conspiracy theories, tweeting through a global emergency is messy, context-free, and disorienting.
Stunning new allegations about the relationship between the Amazon CEO and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia hint at just how connected the world’s most powerful people are.
A deep dive into an archive will never be the same.
Once upon a time, in the notorious start-up cradle, small was beautiful.