Top pick of the day: Friday

Long-Haulers Are Redefining COVID-19

Article by Ed Yong, online at The Atlantic, August 19, 2020. See also an interview with Mr. Yong about this story also in The Atlantic.

Ed Yong at The Atlantic has consistently delivered some of the best coverage and analysis throughout the COVID-19 saga. Here he takes a deeper dive into an area that I have been particularly focused on in the last few weeks. I have received numerous requests from readers of this blog for more information on this topic. So-called “long-haulers” are those patients who experience COVID-19 symptoms that stubbornly persist for weeks or months. While it is a hot topic among researchers, studies are just underway and careful scientific analyses will have to wait. Until then, journalists are perhaps our best way to tap into this unexpected facet of the pandemic.


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Top pick of the day: Saturday

The Week America Lost Control of the Pandemic

Science article by Robinson Meyer, posted online at The Atlantic, July 2, 2020.

A sober reflection of where the country is right now and what the road ahead looks like.


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Article by Katherine Harmon Courage, posted online at Vox, July 2, 2020.

It’s going to be a different kind of 4th of July this year. Here is some practical guidance about your options for getting out safely. Covers getting out of town, visiting older folks, getting routine medical care, hanging out with friends, keeping children busy, getting personal care, and getting around without a car.


Today’s bite-sized, handpicked selection of important news, information or science for all who want to know where this epidemic is going and what we should do.

Article by Katherine Harmon Courage, posted online at Vox, July 2, 2020.

It’s going to be a different kind of 4th of July this year. Here is some practical guidance about your options for getting out safely. Covers getting out of town, visiting older folks, getting routine medical care, hanging out with friends, keeping children busy, getting personal care, and getting around without a car.


Today’s bite-sized, handpicked selection of important news, information or science for all who want to know where this epidemic is going and what we should do.

Top pick of the day: Saturday

Why Are the States Reopening? The public overwhelmingly supports continued social-distancing measures

Article by David A. Graham published on line at The Atlantic, May 23, 2020

All 50 states have begun reopening, despite rising case numbers in many states and the majority of experts recommending continuation of lockdowns. Public opinion shows wide support for continued social distancing measures. So just why are we rushing to reopen?


Today’s bite-sized, handpicked selection of important news, information or science for all who want to know where this epidemic is going and what we should do.