Top pick of the day: Thursday

The ‘first wave’ of coronavirus isn’t over — and it’s getting worse

Article by Ruth Reader published online at FastCompany, June 25, 2020.

Last week, Vice President Pence misleadingly claimed there is no “second wave”. It’s misleading because there can’t be a second wave until the first one is over. This article reviews what most epidemiologists (including me) have been saying for weeks: the initial ‘wave’ of the epidemic in the U.S. is still going strong, few states are doing what is needed to bring it under control, and there is widespread misunderstanding of what an epidemic wave even is. Many people still wish that this would be a sprint when its clearer everyday that it is a marathon.


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

How long before we know if reopenings cause virus spikes?

Article by Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer, ABC News, posted May 14, 2020 at 2:51 PM ET

Everyone is waiting for signs the virus is resurgent in states as they move toward reopening. This article explains what we should be looking for. Crystal Watson of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security said it will take five to six weeks to know how reopening has affected epidemic curves.


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.