Many people with long COVID feel that science is failing them. Neglecting them could make the pandemic even worse.
Cases of COVID-19 are rising fast. Vaccine uptake has plateaued. The pandemic will be over one day—but the way there is different now.
It’s easy to feel despondent or indifferent about the pandemic these days. Here’s a better way to think about Delta.
They’re not all anti-vaxxers, and treating them as such is making things worse.
For America as a whole, the pandemic might be fading. For some communities, this year will be worse than last.
Long ago, songbirds executed an evolutionary power move, rejiggering a sensor for savory tastes to react to sweetness.
Vaccines are still beating the variants, but the unvaccinated world is being pummeled.
People didn’t know where yellow-spotted goannas laid their eggs, until one team started digging.
An extremely common microbe can stop the insects from spreading the virus that causes dengue fever.
“Scientists are meant to know what’s going on, but in this particular case, we are deeply confused.”
We understand how this will end. But who bears the risk that remains?
The pandemic’s mental wounds are still wide open.
The bacteria that live inside the insects can’t keep themselves together.
As vaccines roll out, the U.S. will face a choice about what to learn and what to forget.
And what it lost in the process
“We are on an absolutely catastrophic path,” said a COVID-19 doctor at America’s best-prepared hospital.
More people than ever are hospitalized with COVID-19. Health-care workers can’t go on like this.
If Donald Trump is reelected, he will continue to downplay the threat of the coronavirus, and more Americans will fall ill.
The metaphors that Trump and others use when talking about COVID-19 are making the pandemic worse.