Epidemiology

Total 7 Posts

COVID-19 will probably become endemic – Here’s what that means.

5 min read
Even if some places reach herd immunity, the virus is unlikely to disappear.

Why are coronavirus rates rising in some areas of England and not others?

5 min read
Areas with the highest levels of mortality in the first wave do not show a significant resurgence of cases this time around. But why?

A COVID-19 vaccine needs the public’s trust – and it’s risky to cut corners on clinical trials, as Russia is.

4 min read
As Russia fast tracks a coronavirus vaccine, scientists worry about skipped safety checks – and the potential fallout for trust in vaccines if something ends up going wrong.

Random testing in Indiana shows COVID-19 is 6 times deadlier than flu, and 2.8% of the state has been infected.

7 min read
A team of researchers from Indiana University performed random testing for SARS-CoV-2 across the state. The results offer some of the most accurate data to date about important aspects of the virus.

Why protesting racism during a pandemic is important – An epidemiologist explains.

4 min read
Going to a protest may increase your risk of COVID-19. But calling out the structural racism that takes black lives and affects health outcomes for people of colour is also vital.

6 countries, 6 curves: How nations that moved fast against COVID-19 avoided disaster.

5 min read
Countries aiming to flatten the coronavirus curve have one crucial aim: reduce the β€œeffective reproduction number” of the virus to below 1. This means the spread is slowing, rather than accelerating.

How coronavirus measures have worked around the world.

4 min read
From China and South Korea to Italy and the US, different countries are taking very different approaches to COVID-19 β€” with varying degrees of success.
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