Wednesday, April 8, 2020
The Race to Keep Health Care Workers Protected From Covid-19

The Race to Keep Health Care Workers Protected From Covid-19

The prognosis is grim. “We're all anticipating that the situation is going to get worse,” says Elissa Schechter-Perkins, an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center. As the coronavirus spreads...
Why Stress-Baking and Cleaning Make You Less Anxious

Why Stress-Baking and Cleaning Make You Less Anxious

Micah Bucey is surprised by how well guided meditations work over Zoom. Bucey, an associate minister at New York’s Judson Memorial Church, usually leads in-person meditations once a week. But...
Doctors Are Pooling Data to Help Understand Covid-19

Doctors Are Pooling Data to Help Understand Covid-19

An anti-malaria medicine called hydroxychloroquine might be a rescue drug for Covid-19—or maybe not. Or another anti-inflammatory drug, such as tocilizumab, might dampen the deadliest effects of the...
How Fast Does a Virus Spread? Let’s Do the Math

How Fast Does a Virus Spread? Let’s Do the Math

How far and how fast will the Covid-19 pandemic spread? That question is on everyone’s mind, and it’s something most of us don’t have a good intuition for. The problem...

Google launches COVID-19 page and search portal with safety tips, official stats and more,...

Google says coronavirus has become its biggest search topic by a country mile this year, and to continue its efforts to harness that attention in the best possible way,...
The Navy Deploys Two Hospital Ships as the Coronavirus Spreads

The Navy Deploys Two Hospital Ships as the Coronavirus Spreads

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, the US Navy is sending its two hospital ships into action. The USNS Comfort, stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, will head for...
Researchers Will Deploy AI to Better Understand Coronavirus

Researchers Will Deploy AI to Better Understand Coronavirus

In the months since the novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, last December, almost 2,000 research papers have been published on the health effects of the new virus, possible treatments,...
Ultra-Fast Genome Sequencing Could Save the Lives of Newborns

Ultra-Fast Genome Sequencing Could Save the Lives of Newborns

Maverick Coltrin seemed like any other newborn when he first came home from the hospital, wearing his beanie cap with bear ears and blue-and-gray onesie and following the typical around-the-clock...

Watch SpaceX launch the last of its original Dragon spacecraft to resupply the ISS...

Update: The launch was a success, with the booster performing the 50th landing in the company’s history. The Dragon capsule should be collected by the ISS on Monday. SpaceX is launching...
Is There a Coronavirus Vaccine? Here's Everything You Need to Know

Is There a Coronavirus Vaccine? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Stermina TherapeuticsThis is another mRNA vaccine project, based at Shanghai East Hospital of Tongji University. The CEO of Stermina told Chinese state media at the end of January that manufacturing...

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