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
He’s grounded in humility and humanity; he uses plain language; he admits uncertainties and failings; and he refuses to make the science overtly political
New rules prohibiting spouses or doulas during labor and delivery in many New York City hospitals are putting vulnerable populations at greater risk
They wouldn’t in cases where these professionals are caring for infectious patients, but in other situations, they have
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
New York City researchers hope antibody-rich plasma can keep people out of intensive care
Our planning needs to take account of the complex interconnections among species, ecosystems and human society
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...
It’s our seemingly insatiable desire to eat meat
Testing kits delivered by courier and digital tools combine to battle the COVID-19 outbreak
Secretary-General António Guterres still urged countries not to lose sight of the global warming challenge
My father is an infectious disease physician in New York City. He needs to do his job, so for our own safety, he can no longer live with the family
The 1918 influenza pandemic and 2002–2003 SARS outbreak suggest social distancing measures, communication and international cooperation are the most effective methods to slow COVID-19...
Our extreme responses to COVID-19 have revealed an underlying societal vulnerability that is more concerning than the virus itself