PCR-based tests are being rolled out in hospitals nationwide, and the Food and Drug Administration is fast-tracking novel approaches as well
Five questions are answered about a promising yet problematic and unproved use for an antimalarial drug
By entering your health status, even if you’re feeling fine, at the Web site COVID Near You, you can help researchers develop a nationwide look at where hotspots of coronavirus are occurring...
The outbreak has made it plain how important it is to explain to the public what we know and what we don’t, clearly and honestly
New rules prohibiting spouses or doulas during labor and delivery in many New York City hospitals are putting vulnerable populations at greater risk
In these extraordinary times, we take a break from earth science to talk pandemic.
I don’t want talk. I don’t want assurances. I want action. I want boxes of N95 masks and other safety gear piling up in hospitals
A team at Boston Children’s Hospital is searching for ways to boost a vaccine’s effectiveness for those who need it most
Staple crops are likely to be less affected by measures to control the virus, but farmers growing more specialized ones could feel the pinch
Collecting only positive test results from certain labs skews the data
Our planning needs to take account of the complex interconnections among species, ecosystems and human society
New York City researchers hope antibody-rich plasma can keep people out of intensive care
The new coronavirus raises questions about how pathogens evolve—and if we’re ready to face them
Every presidential “press conference” broadcast live weakens our collective ability to deal with COVID-19
Listen in as I use two calculators to track the difference in numbers of infections over a short period of time, depending on how many people each infected individual infects on average...
Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs continues to report on the coronavirus outbreak from his home in Kirkland, Wash., site of the first U.S. cases. In this installment, he talks with researchers about what their models show for the future of the pandemic and on research to create tests to see who has developed immunity...
Giving patients the best care for a good price is the goal of any hospital. Why is it so difficult? Four experts on out-of-the-box fixes to healthcare.
Exposure to particulate matter led to heart and lung problems for thousands
Progress in improving mortality varies significantly within countries
Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs reports from the original U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: Kirkland, Wash. In this installment of our ongoing series, he talks with researchers about the properties of the virus and why it spreads so quickly...