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Coronavirus explainers

Vox's key coronavirus explainers, answering your biggest questions about the virus. To read more of Vox's coronavirus coverage, return to the hub here.

What you need to know about Biden’s free rapid test program

You can now order free Covid-19 rapid tests that will be delivered to your mailbox — but you’ll only get a few.

Could a universal Covid-19 vaccine defeat every variant?

Scientists envision a shot that could protect against many coronaviruses in one fell swoop.

We’ll never have a normal flu season again

This terrible Covid and flu season is a preview of the post-pandemic normal.

This is what long-term immunity to Covid-19 might look like

Antibodies aren’t the whole story.

Texas shows the dangers of indifference to omicron

Omicron is exploding. Here’s what to do if you’re exposed.

Rapid tests, omicron, and you

Why one of the most vaccinated places in America couldn’t avoid omicron

The shape of the omicron wave is becoming clearer

Despite omicron, Covid-19 will become endemic. Here’s how.

What makes the omicron variant so strange and surprising

How to make sense of the case and hospitalization data as omicron takes off

6 epidemiologists on how omicron is — and isn’t — changing their holiday plans

Why omicron could bring the deadliest phase in the pandemic yet

You might get a breakthrough case of Covid-19 this winter. Here’s how to prepare.

How bad research clouded our understanding of Covid-19

The good and bad news about the omicron variant

The US needs a clear Covid-19 goal now more than ever

To catch variants like omicron, the world needs to sequence way more virus genes

Biden’s latest travel ban is “probably a waste of time”

How the faltering global vaccination effort paved the way for alarming variants

4 big questions about the new omicron variant

What you need to know about the omicron variant

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America

The big questions about Covid-19 booster shots

Why are rich countries still monopolizing Covid-19 vaccines?

The case for mandating Covid-19 vaccines for kids

Who should get a Covid-19 booster shot right now?

How you’ll know when Covid-19 has gone from “pandemic” to “endemic”

When can we start enjoying nightlife again? 

The best- and worst-case scenarios for Covid-19 this winter

How the risk of Covid-19 for kids compares to other dangers

Florida’s mysterious Covid-19 surge

The dubious rise of ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment, explained

America needs to decide how much Covid-19 risk it will tolerate

Why America can’t fix its Covid-19 testing problems

Should vaccinated people worry about long Covid?

The lab leak hypothesis — true or not — should teach us a lesson

4 lessons from the early pandemic that no longer apply

What full FDA approval for Covid-19 vaccines really means

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The long road to India’s unparalleled pandemic catastrophe

India’s health system was broken. Then the delta surge arrived.

Delta is surging. Your boss wants you in the office. Is it safe?

Breakthrough cases aren’t the cause of the US Covid-19 surge

The 4 main fault lines that divide the vaccinated and the unvaccinated

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