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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.

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

Evidence suggests ivermectin is not a Covid-19 "miracle drug." How did it get so popular?

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

A realistic Covid-19 endgame requires accepting some risk. The question is how much.

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

US testing numbers have been consistently bad because there is no real strategy.

Should vaccinated people worry about long Covid?

Here’s what we know about long Covid — with some hope for the future.

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

Mandate the vaccine, not masks

Some vaccinated people have gotten Covid-19. That’s no reason to panic.

3 rules for when schools should keep masks

7 questions about Covid-19 booster shots, answered

How political polarization broke America’s vaccine campaign

How the delta variant is altering the course of the pandemic

The lab leak hypothesis, explained

What the “Fauci Gate” emails tell us about Covid-19 and American politics

America still needs to learn from its biggest pandemic failure

California mandated masks. Florida opened its restaurants. Did any of it matter?

The 6 reasons Americans aren’t getting vaccinated

Ohio’s vaccine lottery is a winner no matter what 

The lingering threat of fall Covid-19 outbreaks

The CDC’s mask guidelines are scientifically sound — if you actually read them

Why Covax, the fund to vaccinate the world, is struggling

The South could still become a summertime Covid-19 hot spot

Vaccine passports can liberate America

How Biden can beat vaccine polarization, explained in 600 words

The CDC embraces the power of the vaccines

Got the vaccine? Experts say you can relax about your Covid-19 risk now. Really.

How the world missed more than half of all Covid-19 deaths

Will Covid-19 vaccines protect you against variants? 9 questions about variants, answered.

Anti-vaxxers aren’t the cause of America’s dropping vaccine rates

The logic of Biden’s new July 4 vaccination goal

Poorer countries might not get vaccinated until 2023

How the UK found the first effective Covid-19 treatment — and saved a million lives

The United Kingdom is not a pandemic success story. But its massive Covid-19 trials program is.

We now have a solution to Covid-19 hot spots. Let’s use it.

Germany contained Covid-19. Politics brought it back.

Germany was returning to normal last summer. Then Covid-19 surged.

South Korea’s Covid-19 success story started with failure

The inside account of how one country built a system to defeat the pandemic.

Yes, you can be vaccinated and still get Covid-19. But don’t panic.

3 possible futures for Covid-19 in the US — with hope for a return to normal

Your post-vaccination travel questions, answered

When will teens and kids be able to get the Covid-19 vaccines?