Counting the Lives Saved by Lockdowns—and Lost to Slow Action
Counting the Lives Saved by Lockdowns—and Lost to Slow Action
Social distancing measures prevented millions of COVID-19–related deaths around the world, according to a handful of studies, but it’s hard to quantify the effects with certainty.
Counting the Lives Saved by Lockdowns—and Lost to Slow Action
Counting the Lives Saved by Lockdowns—and Lost to Slow Action

Social distancing measures prevented millions of COVID-19–related deaths around the world, according to a handful of studies, but it’s hard to quantify the effects with certainty.

Social distancing measures prevented millions of COVID-19–related deaths around the world, according to a handful of studies, but it’s hard to quantify the effects with certainty.

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Study Identifies Abnormal Surge of Flu-like Illnesses in March
Study Identifies Abnormal Surge of Flu-like Illnesses in March
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 30, 2020
Modelers try a new approach to gauge the true number of COVID-19 cases in the US by using surveillance data for flu-like illnesses.
Swine Flu Strain Has Pandemic Potential: Study
Swine Flu Strain Has Pandemic Potential: Study
Jef Akst | Jun 30, 2020
An influenza virus identified in pigs in China has a concerning mix of genes, but experts say there is no way to know if it will evolve to be transmissible between humans.
Acceleration in New COVID-19 Cases in Some US States Causes Alarm
Acceleration in New COVID-19 Cases in Some US States Causes Alarm
Catherine Offord | Jun 23, 2020
Arizona, Florida, California, and others have seen record numbers of daily new coronavirus positives in the last couple of weeks, and that’s not just a reflection of more testing. Hospitalizations are up too.
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Jenny J. Lee, John P. Haupt | Jun 22, 2020
Despite high-profile political tensions between the two countries, researchers in the US and China are working together now more than ever, according to our bibliometric study.
WHO Comments Breed Confusion Over Asymptomatic Spread of COVID-19
WHO Comments Breed Confusion Over Asymptomatic Spread of COVID-19
Jef Akst | Jun 10, 2020
After stating that asymptomatic individuals are unlikely to transmit the novel coronavirus, World Health Organization officials clarify that this is very much an open question.
Janelle Ayres Explores the Ways in Which Animals Tolerate Disease
Janelle Ayres Explores the Ways in Which Animals Tolerate Disease
Amy Schleunes | Jun 1, 2020
The Salk Institute researcher was one of the first to show that killing a pathogen isn’t the only way to survive an infection.
Researchers Applaud Spanish COVID-19 Serological Survey
Researchers Applaud Spanish COVID-19 Serological Survey
Emma Yasinski | May 28, 2020
After initial setbacks, the country’s recent antibody screen estimates that 5 percent of the population has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2.
Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Spurs Immune Response: Early Data
Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Spurs Immune Response: Early Data
Ashley Yeager | May 18, 2020
A clinical trial of the shot in eight volunteers suggests that it is safe and that it generates antibodies that neutralize SARS-CoV-2, but further testing is needed, scientists say.
UK Launches Trial of Contact Tracing App on Isle of Wight
UK Launches Trial of Contact Tracing App on Isle of Wight
Jef Akst | May 6, 2020
Bluetooth-enabled technology will attempt to track people’s interactions on the British island—and potentially elsewhere in the UK—as lockdowns are lifted.