Calling the disease something different won’t fix its bad vibes.
No one should have to wait until they’re covered with sores.
A tidal wave of chronic illness could leave millions of people incrementally worse off.
An inspiring research project went viral for the wrong reasons.
Stories about the pandemic’s continuing risks for immunocompromised people may create unintended harms.
At last, rapid COVID tests are everywhere—and that means a surge of false-negative results.
Hundreds of thousands of deaths, from either tobacco or the pandemic, could be prevented with a single behavioral change.
With the surge in cases, tests should be reserved for those who need them most.
For months and months, we’ve been told that rapid COVID testing is the key to getting back to normal. It didn’t work out that way in other countries, though.
When you’re regulating new technology for diagnostics, it’s hard to balance speed and safety.
In the spring of 2020, it looked as though a massive, unprecedented experiment in health care was about to take place. What happened?
For decades, scientists have been crying out for action. Will they finally be heard?
Those waiting for an organ transplant are at risk of contracting the coronavirus whether they choose to avoid the health-care system or to interact with it.
An XKCD comic—and its many remixes—perfectly captures the absurdity of academic research.