How is it that six months into a respiratory pandemic, we are still doing so little to mitigate airborne transmission?
James GleickI believe this is an important piece by @zeynep. We need a nationwide focus on VENTILATION—air flow, air exchange, and filtering—beginning first and foremost with schools, and then every other indoor venue.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is trying to block billions of dollars for states to conduct testing and contact tracing in the upcoming coronavirus relief bill, people involved in the talks said Saturday.
The administration is also trying...
James GleickI’ve asked this before. If Trump’s goal were to let COVID-19 kill as many Americans as possible, what would he do differently?
Far-UVC light (222 nm) efficiently and safely inactivates airborne human coronaviruses
James GleickI believe this is reliable and significant: far ultraviolet (UVC) light at a specific wavelength—invisible to humans—could be used indoors to kill coronavirus in the air. Specialized lamps could be mass-produced for use in restaurants, theaters, and gyms.
A central feature of Trump’s practice of malign minimalism is the erasure of American history. It is not just that his own ignorance seems almost total. It is that Trump is obsessed with a pseudo-history in which the past exists only as prelude to...
The technology was old, the data poor, the bureaucracy slow, the guidance confusing, the administration not in agreement. The coronavirus shook the world’s premier health agency, creating a loss of confidence and hampering the U.S. response to the...
Medicine is a system for delivering care and support; it’s also a system of information, quality control, and lab science. All need fixing.
James GleickThe most important journalism you’ll read this week. American medicine—a health-care delivery system, and an information system—is not just overstressed. It “fell apart, like a slapdash house built by one of the three little pigs.”