COVID-19

A Promising Vaccine Candidate for the Immunocompromised

Millions of people with weakened immune systems are poorly protected against Covid by current vaccines. Scientists in Germany have developed a new vaccine intended especially for them.

36 People Willingly Got Covid: What Scientists Learned

A bunch of healthy but brave people signed up to get infected with Covid and be studied closely. We learned, among other things, that the virus is transmissible sooner than expected, and that patients continue...

After Covid: Diabetes, Brain Damage, Stroke

More and more studies are showing that even mild Covid cases can lead to increased risk of severe health issues long after the initial infection is over.

What Does “Normal” Mean, as Omicron Eases?

What does the next phase of Covid look like? Physicians, epidemiologists, and other public health stakeholders are weighing in.

Indoor Air Quality: No Standards, but Sudden Concern

The same filtration measures we’re using for Covid would also help people stay healthier in general. Though OSHA has no standards, cheap homemade purifiers took off during the pandemic.

‘This Is Sedition’: Ottawa Insurrection Has Roots in Pro-Pipeline, Pro-Fossil Convoy

Close observers are linking the occupation to past protests supporting pipelines and fossil fuels, digging into the white supremacist funding and logistics behind the trucker convoy.

Can CRISPR Solve Covid Testing?

Scientists are using elements of the gene editing technology to develop rapid, accurate tests for infectious diseases, including Covid-19.

Why Is Covid Testing So Hard to Scale?

With rapid tests failing to catch positive cases and PCR ones often taking a week or more to return results, diagnostic testing has been a disaster in the U.S. Why haven’t we ramped up to...

Where Will COVID Passports Take Flight?

The vision of a global system with standards for the sharing, storage, and verification of vaccination data has not materialized. But success in places like Singapore could help the world move towards a digitized healthcare...

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