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Evidence-based explanations of the Covid-19 pandemic, including how it started, how it might end, and how to protect yourself and others.

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4 questions about long Covid experts wish they could answer

What the latest Covid-19 variants and subvariants mean for the pandemic

Pandemic school reopenings were not just about politics

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Smallpox used to kill millions of people every year. Here’s how humans beat it.

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“A lot of unnecessary loss of life”: The White House’s dire warning on Covid-19 funding

Stronger public health systems and uniform messaging are critical to fight Covid-19

Why the FDA rejected fluvoxamine as a Covid-19 drug

The developing Covid crisis in Beijing, explained

Bill Gates knows philanthropy alone can’t solve inequality

Carrick Flynn may be 2022’s unlikeliest candidate. Here’s why he’s running.

The major blind spot in Bill Gates’s pandemic prevention plan

Can we stop the next pandemic by seeking out deadly viruses in the wild?

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How many people have died from the Covid-19 crisis?

3 pandemic metrics that could tell us what’s next

The faulty foundation of our new post-pandemic normal

How to think about masking on planes, trains, and buses right now

Shanghai’s zero Covid nightmare

Welcome to the choose-your-own-adventure phase of the pandemic

The Trump judge’s opinion striking down the airplane mask mandate is a legal disaster

How China’s zero-Covid policy is failing Shanghai

It’s time to think outside the mask mandate

The CDC’s new Covid-19 guidelines are facing their first test with BA.2

The secrets hidden in sewage

They warned about pandemics before Covid-19. Now they have a $100 billion plan to stop the next one.

What the media needs to get right in the next pandemic

Can we 3D print a better face mask?

How to future-proof your life from pandemics and other threats

The good and bad news about the current Covid-19 wave

A survey on global mental well-being shows that the kids are not all right

America needs more doctors and nurses to survive the next pandemic

What immunocompromised people need to know right now

How sewage can warn us about the next pandemic

How to test and trace a virus we haven’t discovered yet

Congress is cutting corners on Covid-19 funding. We may pay for it later.

Why experts are terrified of a human-made pandemic — and what we can do to stop it

Finding the next pandemic virus before it finds us

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We need to be developing vaccines for the next pandemic — right now

The Biden administration is ending a controversial border policy

Who should get a fourth Covid-19 vaccine shot — and when?

Covid-19 safety doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Here’s how to think about it going forward.

Why well-qualified medical school graduates can’t get jobs — despite doctor shortages

How Hong Kong’s pandemic success story turned into a nightmare

Congress’s epic pandemic funding failure