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Help Researchers Track COVID-19

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...

March 26, 2020 — Bob Hirshon

Warfare in Wonderland

The new coronavirus raises questions about how pathogens evolve—and if we’re ready to face them

March 25, 2020 — Andrea Gawrylewski

Exponential Infection Increases Are Deadly Serious

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...

March 24, 2020 — Steve Mirsky

COVID-19: Predicting the Path and Analyzing Immunity

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...

March 24, 2020 — W. Wayt Gibbs and Steve Mirsky

COVID-19: How and Why the Virus Spreads Quickly

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...

March 23, 2020 — W. Wayt Gibbs and Steve Mirsky
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