Atlantic writer Ed Yong warned of a global pandemic two years ago. He says scientists are still working to understand how COVID-19 travels through air — and whether more of us should be wearing masks.
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Residents of Fos-sur-Mer accepted a trade-off for decades: good jobs for foul air. But when the health costs became impossible to ignore, they went to court, a groundbreaking move in France.
Goats in Wales; coyotes in San Francisco; rats, rats, everywhere: With much of the world staying home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, animals have ventured out where normally the presence of people would keep them away.
In his “bizarre niche” of science, he sought to weaponize odors as a means to sniff out disease, even using dogs to do so.
Dr. Goodrich led teams that did a series of celebrated surgeries. He was a victim of the coronavirus.
Scientists have persuaded Britons and Israelis to fill out questionnaires about their health, to get ahead of the coronavirus by getting resources to the right place. The U.S. is next.
Although most drugmakers had already pulled the heartburn products months ago, the agency told consumers they should throw out any over-the-counter medications they still had.
Aerospace groups back virus-hit airline’s efforts to secure £500m package of loans and guarantees
How C.D.C. medical illustrators created the coronavirus pandemic’s most iconic image.
The first non-American to be added to the crew for a SpaceX Dragon flight to the International Space Station is Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. Noguchi first visited the space station in 2005 during the first space shuttle flight following the 2003 Columbia shuttle tragedy, and rode a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a six-month orbital stay on the station in 2009-2010. For his next mission, Noguchi will be teaming up with NASA's Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover Jr. — plus Shannon Walker, who was also named today as a member of the first crew to begin a regular tour of duty… Read More
Amid fears of “the mother of all financial crises,” Washington considers an infrastructure program to create jobs. The action comes after White House science advisers released models predicting 100,000 to 240,000 virus deaths.
The president said the measure, announced Tuesday, would lift the economy, but outside analysts said the administration's rosy numbers did not represent an accurate accounting of its costs.
NPR politics and science correspondents answer listener questions about the federal government response to the coronavirus and the possibility that as many as 100,000 Americans could be killed by it.
With a lack of tests, epidemiologists say the next best way to monitor the pandemic is by tracking hospitalizations. But hotspots like California and Washington are releasing little information.
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Ms. Dunn, who succumbed to the coronavirus, successfully pushed for legislation that provided alternative ways to gain a high school degree.
As head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Verma says she's working to ease safety rules and lighten licensing requirements, to expand the number of hospital beds and health workers.
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