Wednesday, December 2, 2020
The Superspreading Presidency of Donald Trump

The Superspreading Presidency of Donald Trump

So does that mean…? “I would say the president is a superspreader,” Scarpino says. “I’m happy to say that.”Things didn’t have to be this way. Have tight lockdowns, keep everybody...
Trump Tests Positive for Covid-19, Schools Navigate Reopening, and More Coronavirus News

Trump Tests Positive for Covid-19, Schools Navigate Reopening, and More Coronavirus News

President Trump tests positive, lawmakers consider new approaches to contact tracing and testing, and America’s largest school districts navigate reopening. Here’s what you should know: Want to receive this weekly...
Could the National HIV Strategy Help Guide the Covid Fight?

Could the National HIV Strategy Help Guide the Covid Fight?

That could not be more different than the current situation with Covid-19—which, if trends don’t change, will be the third-leading cause of death in the US by the end of...
Mental Health in the US is Suffering—Will It Go Back to Normal?

Mental Health in the US is Suffering—Will It Go Back to Normal?

Pies, however, sees it differently. He points out that even a contingent response to a specific situation can constitute a major health concern. “Consider this scenario,” he writes. “An elderly...
A Grim Reality of Reopening: More Mold

A Grim Reality of Reopening: More Mold

Last month, I took a road trip to North Carolina. The area had just experienced an extremely wet and rainy spring, and the Airbnb I was staying in had been...
A Wisconsin City Experiments With a Faster, DIY Covid-19 Test

A Wisconsin City Experiments With a Faster, DIY Covid-19 Test

But so far he's been happy with the progress. On Wednesday, his team hauled the equipment to his 11-year-old son’s school, where a group of 28 teachers and staff volunteered...
Covid Kills More Men Than Women. Experts Still Can’t Explain Why

Covid Kills More Men Than Women. Experts Still Can’t Explain Why

Other scholars think the overall pattern of greater male deaths is more meaningful. “You still see this one phenomenon make it through all that variability,” says Stefanick. “It’s passing my...
Old Drugs Could Reveal a New Way to Attack the Coronavirus

Old Drugs Could Reveal a New Way to Attack the Coronavirus

“It’s a lot more critical to identify where that drug is working, because ultimately you don't want to go blindly into a human trial or even an animal experiment,” says...
No, You Don't Need to See President Trump's Medical Records

No, You Don’t Need to See President Trump’s Medical Records

Not all health issues are created equal. As a matter of medical and political ethics, maybe the only salient issues are those that could endanger a person’s life while in...
Coronavirus Guide: Symptoms, Testing, Treatment, and Economics

Coronavirus Guide: Symptoms, Testing, Treatment, and Economics

For the time being, generic drugs could prove helpful to those battling Covid-19. Blood from recovered patients is also promising, though getting it to those in need is a challenge....

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