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EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND GENETIC TRENDS

This Is Exactly How Many Hours Coronavirus Can Live on Your Skin

This Is Exactly How Many Hours Coronavirus Can Live on Your Skin

While the focus of preventing infection shifted from hand-washing to wearing a mask…

October 6, 2020
CDC Acknowledges Coronavirus Can Spread Via Airborne Transmission

CDC Acknowledges Coronavirus Can Spread Via Airborne Transmission

NPR reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says the…

October 5, 2020
Nobel Prizes and COVID-19: Slow, basic science may pay off

Nobel Prizes and COVID-19: Slow, basic science may pay off

While the world wants flashy quick fixes for everything, especially massive threats like…

October 4, 2020
Covid-19 vaccine alone won’t defeat spread of virus, report warns

Covid-19 vaccine alone won’t defeat spread of virus, report warns

A successful vaccine for Covid-19 will not conquer the spread of the virus…

October 4, 2020

World Numbers

UK heading for 50,000 coronavirus cases per day if no action is taken, government scientists warn

UK heading for 50,000 coronavirus cases per day if no action is taken, government scientists warn

The U.K. could be headed for a second, “mini” lockdown for two weeks…

September 21, 2020
UK at COVID-19 tipping point, says health minister

UK at COVID-19 tipping point, says health minister

Britain is at a tipping point on COVID-19, health minister Matt Hancock said…

September 20, 2020
WHO warns of ‘very serious situation’ in Europe, with ‘alarming rates’ of virus transmission

WHO warns of ‘very serious situation’ in Europe, with ‘alarming rates’ of virus transmission

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that coronavirus cases are surging alarmingly…

September 17, 2020
New report says Covid-19 pandemic has caused historic setbacks in global health

New report says Covid-19 pandemic has caused historic setbacks in global health

A new report paints a bleak picture of the far-ranging impact of the…

September 16, 2020
European nations impose new measures as COVID-19 surges

European nations impose new measures as COVID-19 surges

France, UK, and Austria among those struggling as new coronavirus cases continue to…

September 13, 2020

US Numbers

Colleges’ Opening Fueled 3,000 COVID Cases a Day, Researchers Say

Colleges’ Opening Fueled 3,000 COVID Cases a Day, Researchers Say

Reopening colleges drove a coronavirus surge of about 3,000 new cases a day…

September 23, 2020
The US coronavirus death toll has officially passed 200,000

The US coronavirus death toll has officially passed 200,000

The official death toll from the coronavirus in the United States has now…

September 22, 2020
California’s Deadliest Spring in 20 Years Suggests COVID Undercount

California’s Deadliest Spring in 20 Years Suggests COVID Undercount

The first five months of the COVID-19 pandemic in California rank among the…

September 21, 2020
Covid-19 Death Toll In U.S. Passes 200,000

Covid-19 Death Toll In U.S. Passes 200,000

The first reported death in the U.S. from Covid-19 was on February 29th.…

September 19, 2020
United States COVID-19 transmission driven by ages 20-49, research finds

United States COVID-19 transmission driven by ages 20-49, research finds

The current surge in new cases in the US is driven from infections…

September 18, 2020
Coronavirus cases increase in 17 states

Coronavirus cases increase in 17 states

Axios reviews the increase in cases in some states. The U.S. saw an…

September 17, 2020

Models and Calculations

This chart shows the link between restaurant spending and new coronavirus cases

This chart shows the link between restaurant spending and new coronavirus cases

JPMorgan analyzed data from 30 million Chase cardholders and Johns Hopkins University’s case…

June 26, 2020
The Truth about Scientific Models

The Truth about Scientific Models

As COVID-19 claims more victims, scientific models make headlines. We need these models…

June 18, 2020
Coronavirus: How many more people are dying?

Coronavirus: How many more people are dying?

BBC Reality Check’s Chris Morris explains why looking at “excess deaths” proves to…

June 18, 2020
IHME New projection puts U.S. COVID-19 deaths at over 200,000 by October

IHME New projection puts U.S. COVID-19 deaths at over 200,000 by October

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington…

June 16, 2020