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Factual Reads on Coronavirus
The Carnival Cruise Ship That Spread Coronavirus Around the World
How were hundreds of infected Ruby Princess passengers allowed to disembark in Sydney and return to homes from Tasmania to Florida?
-- Bloomberg, September 15
New report says Covid-19 pandemic has caused historic setbacks in global health
A new report paints a bleak picture of the far-ranging impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
-- Stat, September 14
Why COVID-19 Cases in Europe Are Surging Back to March Levels — What This Means for the U.S.
What’s happening in Europe — and why — shares many parallels with the continued spread of the new coronavirus in the United States.
-- Healthline, September 13
Coronavirus: How It Infects Us and How We Might Stop It
How does SARS-CoV-2 sneak into our body? What can our immune system do and how can the virus sometimes defeat it? How do the leading drug and vaccine candidates work? Will the virus plague us forever?
-- Scientific American, September 9
The coronavirus is mutating — does it matter?
Different SARS-CoV-2 strains haven’t yet had a major impact on the course of the pandemic, but they might in future.
-- Nature, September 8
Coronavirus and the Flu: A Looming Double Threat
The two could come together, making things worse—or our new hygiene habits may actually reduce the flu’s spread
-- Scientific American, September 6
Campus outbreaks of COVID-19 were almost guaranteed
These are places designed around the idea of bringing lots of people to one place. Many of them bring people together from all over the world. They are perfect places for disease to spread.
-- The Conversation, September 2
Children Across Europe Are Going Back to School. Here's How 3 Countries Are Managing It
Around the world, students are returning to school as countries experiment with new educational models and social distancing protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
-- Time, September 2
Watch: Antibodies, immunity, and what they mean for Covid-19, explained
The immune system is no wimp. When pathogens cause illness, it kicks into high gear. Cells work together to tag, kill and gobble up invaders as they fight the infection.
-- Stat, May 5
The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guide
Eight ways in which scientists hope to provide immunity to SARS-CoV-2.
-- Nature, April 28
The Best Coronavirus Myth-Busting Collections