The legacy of the 20th century’s deadliest pandemic shows how large groups remember—and forget—their shared past
The immunization could be dangerous because it hasn’t been tested in large trials, researchers say
They bear a greater proportion of childcare and household responsibilities, making it much harder for them to publish their work and get ahead
Public health experts offer tips for evaluating the risks of visiting public places during the COVID-19 pandemic
Late-stage clinical trials of the first two coronavirus vaccine candidates in the U.S. plan to recruit 60,000 Americans
Concerns over COVID-19 have officials urging evacuees to stay with friends and family or at hotels
Well, why not? It worked for Smokey the Bear and forest fires
Some early public health messages about COVID-19 have been overturned
Disinformation expert Carl Bergstrom gives tips on how to stay calm and make sense of pandemic news
The pandemic exposed a glaring health gap caused by systemic racism. Here’s how to narrow it
Lobsters, birds and some primates use quarantine to ward off infections
Men often think masks and other precautions make them look like wimps
Here are pandemic highlights for the week
Teams are starting to test vaccines using messenger RNA or chimpanzee cold viruses to inoculate humans. Will their benefits last?
The decline seen in some studies is normal, experts say. But scientists must wait to see whether infection confers long-term protection
A major drop in public transit use coincides with concerns about reducing air pollution that can exacerbate lung conditions
The COVID-19 pandemic has become the worst public-health crisis in a century. More than 500,000 people have died worldwide. It has also catalysed a research revolution, as scientists, doctors and other scholars have worked at breakneck speed to understand COVID-19 and the virus that causes it: SARS-CoV-2. Nature runs through some of the key questions that researchers still don’t have answers to...
The antiviral interferon might help early but exacerbate disease in later stages
Racial minorities and those with underlying health conditions may be at a greater risk from coronavirus infection, but have historically been less likely to be included in clinical trials...
An outbreak of typhus in the densely packed walled enclosure was countered by adopting all-too-familiar public health measures