COVID-19

Larry Brilliant at TE22: Global Warming Drives Health Threats

At Techonomy 22, noted philanthropist and public health expert pulled no punches as he weighed in on the Covid-19 response, the dangers of global warming, and more.

Hang On to That Mask — Reinfections Ratchet Up Risk of Death and Long-Term Effects

In two studies published this month, researchers report compounded risks of repeat Covid infections and the remarkable effectiveness of universal masking.

Pandemic Hit to U.S. Life Expectancy May Last

The pandemic “has been the most severe global mortality shock since World War II,” researchers find.

How COVID Changed the Retail and Restaurant Industry Forever

In an exclusive roundtable presented by Techonomy and Lightspeed Commerce, industry veterans and innovators shared their thoughts on the new digital consumer.

Expert Group Finds Covid Response a “Massive Global Failure”

Infectious disease and public policy experts investigated the global pandemic response, cataloged its many failures and assembled recommendations for future. But sadly their words will probably fall flat.

Recent Studies Help Explain Long Covid

In two new studies, scientists report on symptoms, frequency, and other implications of long Covid

Could Nasal Vaccines Help Prevent Covid?

Pairing injected Covid vaccines with a nasal one might offer a path out of the pandemic by inducing immune protection and, importantly, blocking transmission of the virus.

Covid Changed the Game in Disease Detection

From wearables to wastewater, the Covid pandemic has spurred important innovations in how we detect infectious disease. The benefits will likely be felt for years.

Congressional Committee Finds Trump Covid Efforts Guided by Politics, Not Health

It points to the influence of one man, Scott Atlas, who had no qualifications for overseeing pandemic response. He undermined testing and mask-wearing, among other errors, the report recounts. Former response coordinator Deborah Birx says...

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