Missing the daily pleasures of pre-quarantine life doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
Public green spaces are good for the immune system and the mind—and they can be rationed to allow for social distancing.
What is actually known about hydroxychloroquine, the medication that Trump is fixated on recommending for COVID-19
James Hamblin and Katherine Wells discuss new CDC recommendations on the podcast Social Distance.
At the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, health-care workers describe a new world of chaos, fear, and suffering.
What a broken promise reveals
What’s the least unethical way to eat during a pandemic?
How the coronavirus travels through the air has become one of the most divisive debates in this pandemic.
Arthur Caplan, NYU’s chief medical ethicist, discusses the tough calls doctors have to make on how to ration care.
The pandemic meets the culture war.
Backlogs at private laboratories have ballooned, making it difficult to treat suffering patients and contain the pandemic.
On a recent episode of Social Distance, Ed Yong joins to discuss how the coronavirus outbreak will play out in the United States.
How America neglects older adults on the spectrum
Hospitals are poised to face the kind of life-and-death decisions that industrialized countries typically encounter only in times of war and natural disaster.
Documenting the marks the pandemic is leaving on medical professionals in Italy
Today, Congress passed the biggest stimulus package in history. It might not be the end of the government’s pandemic response.
“Seeing people one step away from dying kills a little part of you.”
Medical professionals need to be at work more urgently than ever, but their child care has essentially evaporated. Eager (but fragile) networks of volunteers have stepped in to help.
Big retailers have rolled out sick leave during the pandemic, but some workers describe a confusing process for getting paid.
A dispatch from the near future
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.