U.S.

May, 2020

  • 19 May

    How Pandemics Have Changed American Cities – often for the Better

    For centuries, disease outbreaks have forced cities to transform physically and operationally in ways that ultimately benefited all residents going forward.

  • 18 May

    How Do You Stay Safe Now That States Are Reopening?

    Now that states are relaxing social distancing restrictions, how can you go out for shopping, visit restaurants and still stay safe? Here, an epidemiologist who is immune-compromised himself, walks you through some decision making.

  • 13 May

    Amid Pandemic, Campaigning Turns to the Internet

    Although it may seem an unprecedented campaign season that the candidates were ill-equipped for, the truth is that digital campaigning has been well-honed over six election seasons. They just need to do more online than they had planned for.

  • 10 May

    What Needs to Go Right to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine in 12-18 Months

    Researchers are doing everything they can to develop a vaccine as fast as possible while still making sure it is effective and safe. Manufacturers can help by preparing flexible systems that could be ready to produce whichever candidate gets across the finish line first.

  • 6 May

    A Mysterious Illness is Striking Children Amid the Pandemic

    States such as New York are making the right move by formally gathering data on severely inflamed children during this pandemic, as proper treatments for these new COVID-19-associated cases need to be found.

  • 3 May

    How Muslims are Observing Ramadan Under Lockdown

    Muslims throughout the world are fasting in confinement as the coronavirus has altered the rhythm of the sacred month.

April, 2020

  • 21 April

    How COVID-19 Exposed America’s Vulnerabilities

    COVID19 has exposed the inner weaknesses and contradictions of the US like never before; It spends hundred of billions of dollars on lethal armaments but has not enough COVID19 testing kits, ventilators, and hospital beds, says Barnett Rubin.

  • 17 April

    Checking Blood for Coronavirus Antibodies – 3 Key Questions Answered

    After your body fights off an infection, antibodies remain in your blood. Two researchers explain how tests identify these antibodies and what the data can be used for.

  • 12 April

    Muslim Women Covering Faces Find Greater Acceptance Among Coronavirus Masks

    Many people unused to wearing masks find it difficult to convey emotions or pick up on social cues. But niqab-wearing women know that face coverings don’t prevent effective communication.

  • 10 April

    Coronavirus: Developing economies are getting crushed

    This is an unprecedented global crisis of truly historic proportions, and it is not hyperbolic to say that the decisions that must be taken in the next weeks literally hold millions of lives in the balance. If the rich countries thought they only needed to worry about themselves, they should think again.