pandemics

covid

The US is coming out of COVID no worse than any European country

October 19, 2020 3:07 pm

No one is telling Americans to ‘look at the EU’ anymore

gretchen whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer’s white fragility

July 22, 2020 6:43 pm

The Michigan governor is mandating implicit bias training for healthcare workers during a pandemic. Why?

covid oxford

How hopeful should we be about Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine?

July 17, 2020 11:12 am

There are early signs of promise, but this vaccine has many hurdles still to jump

russian pandemic

Could the key to COVID be found in the Russian pandemic?

June 4, 2020 3:20 pm

From lethal pandemic to common cold: what we can learn from the events of 1889-90

ventilators

The underground doctors’ movement questioning the use of ventilators

May 2, 2020 1:58 pm

While most governments were in a mad dash to manufacture ventilators for COVID-19, a burgeoning movement within the medical community was starting to question their use

Coronavirus reinfection fears appear to be unfounded

May 1, 2020 7:33 am

It seems that the 263 South Korean patients had not been reinfected at all

china cover-up

China’s COVID cover-up shows it can’t be trusted

April 30, 2020 11:55 am

The China of 2020 is not the China of 2010, still less the China that acceded to the WTO in 2001

effects

Could the lockdown have side-effects no one has considered?

April 29, 2020 11:24 pm

This virus is still evolving

ventilator triage

Who gets a ventilator?

April 22, 2020 12:57 pm

How medical practitioners allocate life-saving treatments

massachusetts

Massachusetts study finds a third of sample have COVID-19 antibodies

April 20, 2020 9:44 am

Several studies suggest that COVID-19 is far more prevalent — and correspondingly less deadly — than has been widely assumed

future hollywood

The future will not follow any of the already imagined Hollywood movie scripts

April 18, 2020 5:55 pm

We desperately need new scripts, new stories that will provide a realistic, non-catastrophic sense of where we should be going

pandemic global

The global politics of a pandemic

April 17, 2020 10:57 am

The new post-corona world is slowly emerging

compare

Six reasons why it’s a mistake to compare countries’ coronavirus figures

April 15, 2020 12:52 pm

Now is not the time for point-scoring and facile comparisons, but for global collaboration

new world order

After coronavirus, brace yourself for a new world order

April 12, 2020 12:41 pm

Coronavirus has been a crash test for components of the West’s soft power arsenal

ventilators

Ventilators aren’t a panacea for a pandemic like coronavirus

April 5, 2020 11:44 am

We do not know how many lives ventilators could or will save

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

covid-19

How deadly is the coronavirus? It’s still far from clear

March 26, 2020 9:42 am

There is room for different interpretations of the data

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