clock menu more-arrow no yes

Top Stories

The stimulus’s $349 billion program to pay workers at struggling small businesses, explained

It’s probably too small. But it could be a big help to many businesses.

Why Jeff Bezos’s $100 million donation to food banks won’t satisfy his critics

That’s not to say that the donation — one of tech’s largest gifts yet — won’t make an impact.

Wilbur Ross’s prediction about the coronavirus helping the US economy could not have been more wrong

Remembering that time Ross said the coronavirus "will help to accelerate the return of jobs," 10 million unemployment claims later.

How Trump’s impeachment trial foreshadowed his handling of the coronavirus crisis

Professor Pamela Karlan tried to warn us.

Filed under:

Why it can be so hard to tell if you have Covid-19

Symptoms of the novel coronavirus can vary a lot, if an infected person experiences them at all.

Filed under:

12 things everyone needs to know about the coronavirus pandemic

How deadly is the coronavirus? How is it transmitted? And answers to more questions about the pandemic, explained.

Daily Podcast

Today, Explained

Podcast Cover Art

Subscribe Now

6.6 million more unemployed

Last week's unemployment numbers shattered all records. This week, they doubled. Vox's Matthew Yglesias, host of The Weeds podcast, proposes a way out of this mess.

The Latest

How Covid-19 immunity testing can help people get back to work

Tiger King is a mesmerizing train wreck. Here are more stories just like it.

Calling health care workers “heroes” erases just how terrified and exposed they really are

Why books matter right now, and which ones you should read

Filed under:

The Vox guide to navigating the coronavirus crisis

How to navigate society’s new normal.

View All Stories

Another way coronavirus will make Americans’ lives worse in the long term: More guns

Let’s think twice about Tiger King

Vox Crossword

The Democratic National Convention has been postponed until August 17

From Vox Media

We're building great things, and we need your talent.

Gutting fuel economy standards during a pandemic is peak Trump

The Trump administration’s botched coronavirus response, explained

6.6 million jobless claims, a grim milestone for Spain: Thursday’s coronavirus news

Zoom responds to its privacy (and porn) problems

Why authors are so angry about the Internet Archive’s Emergency Library

Wisconsin has an election April 7 in the middle of a pandemic. It’s shaping up to be a debacle.

Amazon is banning the sale of N95 and surgical masks to the general public

Sen. Kelly Loeffler sold at least $18 million more in stocks before the coronavirus crash than previously reported

How the NRA grew from a marksmanship group to a controversial political powerhouse

Celebrate the life and work of songwriter Adam Schlesinger with this soaring Fountains of Wayne album

Trump administration revokes reservation status for Mashpee Wampanoag tribe amid coronavirus crisis

Subscribe Now


Podcast Cover Art

Subscribe Now

The race to make more ventilators

The race to make more ventilators

Chart: The coronavirus pandemic, state by state

New unemployment claims surge to record-high 6.6 million

A spoofed email from the WHO

Why coronavirus scammers can send fake emails from real domains

What day is it today?

Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean your boss isn’t watching you

For years, brands have been pushing an at-home lifestyle. No one expected it to happen like this.

Study: Biden can unite progressives and swing voters with a focus on climate

We don’t know yet if lockdowns are working. But the US could see results as early as this week.

I work at a Queens hospital hard hit by coronavirus. Here’s how doctors can prepare.

Trump could have reopened health care enrollment for coronavirus. He chose not to.


Watch: Coronavirus is not the flu. It’s worse.

The coronavirus’s unpredictable impact on next year’s health insurance rates, explained

Trump’s coronavirus death toll estimate exposes his failure

The stark differences in countries’ coronavirus death rates, explained

Filed under:

The 2020 election calendar

Federal prisons are fighting coronavirus with home release and a quarantine, but that may not be enough

Filed under:

Everything you need to know about making your own face mask

Community was one of the most inventive shows in TV history. It just started streaming on Netflix.

Oh, thank God, Netflix’s Nailed It! is back for another season

Coronavirus could lead to the highest unemployment levels since the Great Depression