Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
COVID-19 has laid bare some of the pitfalls of the relationship between scientific experts and policymakers—but some researchers say there are ways to make it better.
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has laid bare some of the pitfalls of the relationship between scientific experts and policymakers—but some researchers say there are ways to make it better.

COVID-19 has laid bare some of the pitfalls of the relationship between scientific experts and policymakers—but some researchers say there are ways to make it better.

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Battling COVID-19 with Genomics
Battling COVID-19 with Genomics
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 24, 2020
Download this eBook to discover how genomic sequencing is uncovering new information about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and aiding public health decision making in the fight against a global pandemic!
Colombian Engineers’ Ventilators to Be Tested in COVID Patients
Colombian Engineers’ Ventilators to Be Tested in COVID Patients
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 7, 2020
In just a few months, researchers have constructed low-cost ventilators that can keep sedated pigs alive. Getting them to work safely and reliably in people is the next challenge.
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.
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.
FDA Pulls Emergency Use Authorization for Antimalarial Drugs
FDA Pulls Emergency Use Authorization for Antimalarial Drugs
Amanda Heidt | Jun 16, 2020
Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, once thought to be promising COVID-19 treatments, come with serious heart risks.
Opinion: Look to Cholera Vaccine Campaigns for COVID-19 Guidance
Opinion: Look to Cholera Vaccine Campaigns for COVID-19 Guidance
Joshua Havumaki | Jun 15, 2020
Accounting for a limited stockpile of cholera vaccine can provide insight into the most effective way to distribute future COVID-19 vaccines.
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.
AI Learns from Lung CT Scans to Diagnose COVID-19
AI Learns from Lung CT Scans to Diagnose COVID-19
Claire Jarvis | Jun 10, 2020
Lesions in the lungs of patients with pneumonia caused by a SARS-CoV-2 infection are distinct from those caused by bacteria.
Did Contaminated Water Exacerbate Brazilian Babies’ Zika Symptoms?
Did Contaminated Water Exacerbate Brazilian Babies’ Zika Symptoms?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2020
Elevated levels of a neurotoxin in northeastern Brazil’s drinking water and a high incidence of microcephaly in the region led scientists to look for a link, and they found one.