Health

covid deaths

How to understand — and report — figures for ‘COVID deaths’

March 29, 2020 3:34 pm

Nuance is crucial — not just in understanding the disease, but for understanding the burden it might place on health services in coming days

new york deaths

New study: New York deaths could peak at 1,000 a day

March 29, 2020 11:31 am

If New York State follows the Wuhan trajectory, this is what it can expect from coronavirus

herd immunity

Herd immunity might still be crucial in the fight against coronavirus

March 27, 2020 1:10 pm

If there was a way to safely grant two-thirds of a society COVID-19 immunity, the pandemic would stop

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The virus is not invincible, but it’s exposing who’s irreplaceable

March 23, 2020 1:25 pm

Who now is more important than the trucker who drives 12 hours straight to deliver toilet paper to Costco?

germany

Why is the coronavirus mortality rate so much lower in Germany?

March 23, 2020 12:48 pm

The main difference between Germany and Italy lies in those countries’ respective attitudes towards testing

spanish flu

Should ‘Spanish flu’ have been known as ‘American flu’?

March 22, 2020 7:05 am

Some victims were dead within 12 hours of their first symptoms of Spanish flu

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After the coronavirus, who wins the recovery?

March 20, 2020 8:17 am

The pandemic will recede, and so will the panic it has touched off — though bad policy precedents will stick around

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The worst thing about having coronavirus

March 19, 2020 3:05 pm

I have felt worse than this, but not often

mao

How Mao’s medicine made modern China

March 18, 2020 10:27 am

While Mao’s intent was to mobilize the masses from the bottom up, the party response to COVID-19 runs largely in the opposite direction

british

The thinking behind the British government’s new coronavirus approach

March 17, 2020 5:07 pm

Their initial strategy would likely have resulted in 250,000 deaths as the infections would overwhelm intensive care

panic

Panic among the pigeons

March 17, 2020 2:32 pm

Moral intoxication, like the physical variety, is regularly followed by a hangover

chinese

We’re all Chinese now

March 16, 2020 8:50 am

The international coronavirus response marks a huge breakthrough moment for Chinese soft power

Barack Obama swine flu

What have we learned since the swine flu outbreak?

March 13, 2020 4:50 pm

Trump’s national emergency declaration shows what we’ve learned since H1N1

pandemics

How do pandemics change the way we think?

March 12, 2020 1:38 pm

During elevated pathogen threat levels, mating preferences are skewed toward higher attractiveness and better symmetry

trump

Trump cannot defeat a virus

March 11, 2020 11:07 pm

The coronavirus response is defined by delusion and petulance

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Camgirl site offers $100k in credits to quarantined Ted Cruz

March 10, 2020 5:30 pm

Who says coronavirus has to be depressing?

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Trump’s lack of coronavirus concern is concerning

March 9, 2020 12:52 pm

The coronavirus is not the flu. There is no vaccine for it

coronavirus crash

Could coronavirus really trigger the next crash?

February 29, 2020 11:08 am

There could well be a rapid catch-up in production

President Trump Holds Press Conference With CDC Officials On Coronavirus

Donald Trump vs corona hysteria

February 28, 2020 12:20 pm

His critics are desperate for him to mishandle a crisis. So far he hasn’t

coronavirus

In coronavirus quarantine

February 25, 2020 10:19 am

House arrest in China could be worse

bats

Why have so many of our recent viruses come from bats?

February 20, 2020 11:28 am

Coronavirus is far from the first disease they’ve passed on to us

coronavirus

There’s no need to panic about coronavirus

January 25, 2020 12:59 pm

Nasty bugs derived from Chinese livestock markets never fail to whip up mass hysteria

heart

Trump’s ‘heart operation’ whispers keep swirling

November 28, 2019 9:01 am

The president insists he’s in rude health. A story circulating Washington begs to differ

juul vaping

The abject stupidity of the war on vaping

November 25, 2019 5:34 pm

This crusade features ‘public health’ advocates with no claim to scientific soundness or the moral high ground

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Dr Sebastian Gorka — father of soy boys

November 12, 2019 6:30 pm

Is there nothing the good doctor can’t sell?