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Why COVID-19 Makes Some People Sicker Than Others (The Atlantic)

COVID-19 is proving to be a disease of the immune system. This could, in theory, be controlled. Source: The...

This 3-D Simulation Shows Why Social Distancing Is So Important (NY Times)

We visualized a cough to show how far respiratory droplets can spread. If you haven’t been keeping your distance to fight the...

New Study: Coronavirus stays on masks for a week, 3 hours on tissues and 7 days on banknotes (IBT Times)

Novel coronavirus stays on masks for a week, three hours on tissues and days on banknotes and is highly stable at cold...

People with coronavirus may be most infectious in the first week of symptoms (MIT)

That could lend more weight to the argument in favor of wearing a mask while in public. Source: MIT

Simulating an Epidemic (video)

A few simulations that show how epidemics, like the COVID-19 coronavirus spread. Source: YouTube

CDC says coronavirus survived in Princess Cruise ship cabins for up to 17 days after passengers left (CNBC)

The coronavirus survived for up to 17 days aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, living far longer on surfaces than previous research...

Study Calculates Just How Much Age, Medical Conditions Raise Odds Of Severe COVID-19 (NPR)

A new study found people age 50 and older are around 2-and-a-half times more likely to develop a severe case of COVID-19....

How Vulnerable Are Children to the New Coronavirus? (WSJ)

So far, kids seem to be surprisingly less at-risk to severe infection. But they could play a key role in spreading it,...

The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do (YouTube: Kurzgesagt)

A well-done explainer video that covers the basics of the COVID-19 coronavirus and what you can do. Source: YouTube:...

Infected people without symptoms might be driving the spread of coronavirus more than we realized (CNN)

New studies in several countries and a large coronavirus outbreak in Massachusetts bring into question reassuring assertions by US officials about the...

What Does the Coronavirus Do to the Body? (NY Times)

Here’s what scientists have learned about how the new virus infects and attacks cells and how it can affect organs beyond the...

A visual history of pandemics (World Economic Forum)

As humans have spread across the world, so have infectious diseases. Even in this modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant, though not...

Trump’s H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic Spin (FactCheck.org)

President Donald Trump has repeatedly compared his response to the new coronavirus with President Barack Obama’s handling of the 2009 H1N1 influenza...

Top US health official says the coronavirus is 10 times ‘more lethal’ than the seasonal flu (CNBC)

"I can say we will see more cases and things will get worse than they are right now," said Dr. Anthony Fauci,...