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COVID-19 Changed Science Forever – The Atlantic

[ad_1] This article was published online on December 14, 2020. 1. In fall of 2019, exactly zero scientists were studying COVID‑19, because no one knew the disease existed. The coronavirus that causes it, SARS‑CoV‑2, had only recently jumped into humans and had been neither identified nor named. But by the …

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Photos: The Reality of the Current Coronavirus Surge

[ad_1] As the number of cases of COVID-19 worldwide nears 65 million, and the number of deaths attributed to the disease approaches 1.5 million, many countries are enduring a crushing surge in numbers. The toll on health-care workers, families, and the victims of the disease has been enormous. Gathered below …

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A Coronavirus Winter: How the U.S. Can Survive the Pandemic

[ad_1] On April 13, Robert Redfield, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, appeared on the Today show and assured viewers that the worst was nearly behind us. It had been a month since the last gathering of fans in an NBA arena; a month since …

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Long-Haulers Are Redefining COVID-19 – The Atlantic

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Lauren Nichols has been sick with COVID-19 since March 10, shortly before Tom Hanks announced his diagnosis and the NBA temporarily canceled its season. She has lived through …

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How to Test Every American for COVID-19, Every Day

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Michael Mina is a professor of epidemiology at Harvard, where he studies the diagnostic testing of infectious diseases. He has watched, with disgust and disbelief, as the United States has …

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Why Britain Failed Its Coronavirus Test

[ad_1] Faced with the coronavirus pandemic, Britain’s leaders asked their people to do three things, captured in one pithy slogan: “Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.” On the first of those edicts, Britons largely followed through. Main streets, town centers, and public spaces were mostly abandoned, and the government …

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Photos: Inside a Houston Hospital During a Coronavirus Surge

[ad_1] In the past seven days, the state of Texas has reported more than 52,000 new cases of COVID-19 and has attributed more than 2,300 deaths to the disease. Health-care workers continue to struggle to accommodate and care for an increasing number of people needing hospitalization as cases have surged …

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Thousands Who Got COVID-19 in March Are Still Sick

[ad_1] For Vonny LeClerc, day one was March 16. Hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson instated stringent social-distancing measures to halt the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, LeClerc, a Glasgow-based journalist, arrived home feeling shivery and flushed. Over the next few days, she developed a cough, chest pain, aching joints, and a …

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Photos: The Coronavirus in Brazil

[ad_1] As of today, Brazil has reported 180,737 cases of COVID-19, and a total of 12,635 deaths—with thousands of new cases recorded just yesterday. One physician in São Paulo said he feared the country might become “the next epicenter of the pandemic.” Brazilians are coping with the coronavirus outbreak in …

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The Pandemic Doesn’t Have to Be This Confusing

[ad_1] On March 27, as the U.S. topped 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Donald Trump stood at the lectern of the White House press-briefing room and was asked what he’d say about the pandemic to a child. Amid a meandering answer, Trump remarked, “You can call it a germ, you …

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