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What’s It Going To Take To End The Shutdown? 5 Keys To Containing Coronavirus (NPR)

Political leaders want to reopen the economy soon, but public health experts say we first need to set up systems to prevent...

Apple and Google are building coronavirus tracking tech into iOS and Android (CNET)

The two companies are working together, representing most of the phones used around the world. Source: CNET

Why it’s too early to start giving out “immunity passports” (MIT)

Imagine, a few weeks or months from now, having a covid-19 test kit sent to your home. It’s small and portable, but...

EU privacy experts push a decentralized approach to COVID-19 contacts tracing (TechCrunch)

A group of European privacy experts has proposed a decentralized system for Bluetooth-based COVID-19 contacts tracing which they argue offers greater protection...

How Will We Know When It’s Time to Reopen the Nation? (NY Times)

Experts offer four benchmarks that can serve as a guide for cities and states, eliminating some of the guesswork.

FDA authorizes first coronavirus antibody test (CNN)

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued its first emergency use authorization for a coronavirus test that looks for antibodies in...

How the Pandemic Will End (The Atlantic)

The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play...

We need smart coronavirus testing, not just more testing (STAT)

To understand this pandemic, we need smarter coronavirus testing that tells us not just the number of positive tests but also how...

Far more people in the U.S. have the coronavirus than you think (Washington Post)

We aren’t testing enough to control the outbreak. The real count could be 10 times higher. Source: Washington Post

Don’t Halt Social Distancing. Instead, Do It Right. (The Atlantic)

There are two things the United States must do to beat the coronavirus. Source: The Atlantic

Act Like You Already Have Coronavirus (HuffPost)

A new study from China suggests asymptomatic people spread COVID-19 the most. HuffPost

New blood tests for antibodies could show true scale of coronavirus pandemic (Science Mag)

Large-scale testing of populations should reveal those who cleared virus without knowing they were infected Source: Science Magazine

We’re not going back to normal (MIT Technology Review)

Social distancing is here to stay for much more than a few weeks. It will upend our way of life, in some...

Flattening the Coronavirus Curve (NY Times)

One chart explains why slowing the spread of the infection is nearly as important as stopping it. Source:...

Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” (Washington Post)

The early trickle of new coronavirus infections has turned into a steady current. By creating simple simulations, we can see how to...

Opinion: Early Coronavirus Testing Failures Will Cost Lives (NPR)

The U.S. has been slow to roll out testing, leaving communities in the dark about the spread of the virus. It was...

Social distancing in the coronavirus pandemic — maintaining public health by staying apart (Boston Globe)

Steps to take to keep your family safe and do your part to avoid a worsening crisis. Source: Boston...

How Social Distancing Can Defeat Coronavirus (Popular Mechanics)

To slow the spread, we must flatten the curve. Source: Popular Mechanics

This chart of the 1918 Spanish flu shows why social distancing works (Quartz)

St. Louis' response to the Spanish flu is informing the battle against the novel coronavirus. Source: Quartz

Coronavirus: What is social distancing? When should I quarantine versus isolate? (USA Today)

As the new coronavirus spreads, many public health terms have appeared in news headlines and make their way into every day conversations.

“I Don’t Think the Virus Can Be Stopped Anymore” (Der Spiegel)

In an interview, Harvard Epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch explains why the novel coronavirus is so dangerous – and the need for drastic measures...

Social distancing could buy U.S. valuable time against coronavirus (Washington Post)

It’s a make-or-break moment with coronavirus to test one of the most basic — but disruptive — public health tools

Social distancing is the only way to stop the coronavirus. We must start immediately. (The Atlantic)

Social distancing is the only way to stop the coronavirus. We must start immediately. Source: The Atlantic