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
With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote medical consultation seems like a no-brainer—but it’s not that simple
President Trump misspoke in a recent press conference: there are no approved treatments
Some experts warn that accelerated testing will involve risky trade-offs
The pandemic is putting enormous stress on all of us but especially on health care workers and other specific groups
Scientists are rushing to estimate the proportion of people with mild or no symptoms who could be spreading the pathogen
That’s the wrong way to think about them
A big project looks at “doorways” the coronavirus uses to get into cells—and finds drugs that could block them
Clinical rotations are crucial for our education. But as possible vectors of COVID-19 contagion, we endanger patients and hospital staff
The doctor’s firsthand experience with epidemics gives him a unique view of our current health crisis
A new computer model analyzes when to admit people to intensive care units—and when to move them out—which could help doctors handle the coronavirus surge
Christian Walzer, executive director of global health at the Wildlife Conservation Society, talks about how the wildlife trade, especially for human consumption, can lead to disease outbreaks...
The two main proposals are for airlines to reduce carbon emissions and to extend clean-tech tax credits
The goal is to identify the best means of encouraging individuals to change the way they live. Young people may need more convincing
The coronavirus pandemic might have positive consequences...
In this 2012 interview, David Quammen talks about his book Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, which is highly relevant to the emergence of the coronavirus that has changed our lives...
What it’s like in New Rochelle, N.Y., the site of the state’s biggest coronavirus outbreak
Scientists, engineers and health professionals can bring our collective knowledge to bear on this challenge and change the trajectory of the response