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How COVID-19 Deaths Are Counted

Assigning a cause of death is never straightforward, but data on excess deaths suggest coronavirus death tolls are likely an underestimate

May 19, 2020 — Stephanie Pappas and LiveScience

We're Being Tested

President Trump pointed out yesterday that if we didn't do any testing for the virus we would have very few cases, which forces us to confront the issues posed by testing in general.

May 15, 2020 — Steve Mirsky

Donut Sugar Could Help Stored Blood Last

Dehydrated blood that could be kept at room temperature for years may be possible thanks to a sugar used to preserve donuts—and made by tardigrades and brine shrimp so they can dry out and spring back with water...

May 12, 2020 — Susanne Bard
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