Americans will need to take pandemic precautions well into 2021 — yes, even after a vaccine arrives.
There’s no vaccine for Covid-19, but there’s one for influenza. With the season’s first doses now shipping, officials are struggling over how to get people to take it.
This spring, death rates rivaled those seen during the country’s deadliest pandemic, a new study finds. “What 1918 looked like is basically this.”
Here’s what to do if you feel sick and are worried it may be the coronavirus.
An infectious outbreak can conclude in more ways than one, historians say. But for whom does it end, and who gets to decide?
The idea has been around for centuries. But it took a high school science fair, George W. Bush, history lessons and some determined researchers to overcome skepticism and make it federal policy.
A decade of health disinformation promoted by President Vladimir Putin of Russia has sown wide confusion, hurt major institutions and encouraged the spread of deadly illnesses.
Government exercises, including one last year, made clear that the U.S. was not ready for a pandemic like the coronavirus. But little was done.
Projections based on C.D.C. scenarios show a potentially vast toll. But those numbers don’t account for interventions now underway.
A series of missed chances by the federal government to ensure more widespread testing came during the early days of the outbreak, when containment would have been easier.
Here’s what to do if you think you are sick and are worried it may be the coronavirus.
We need to stop what drives mass epidemics rather than just respond to individual diseases.