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America Needs Plasma From COVID-19 Survivors Now
People who have recovered from the disease have antibodies that might help those still suffering from it.
This is important
The Curve Is Not Flat Enough
Hospitals are poised to face the kind of life-and-death decisions that industrialized countries typically encounter only in times of war and natural disaster.
Even the Most Versatile Actors Can’t Find Work
“We’re just kind of on a wing and a prayer now.”
For the First Time, I’m Doubting My Decision to Come to America
The coronavirus is making me experience what Germans poetically call heimweh, the hurt of being far from your native land.
"For the first time in living memory, the German embassy has now asked citizens who are currently in the United States to return home as quickly as possible." --
The Problem With China’s Victory Lap
The Chinese Communist Party is trying to present itself as a global leader in pandemic response. If it declares success too early, it may lead the world back into disaster.
"Trump’s comments reflect a propaganda victory for Xi." Read
on China's absurd victory lap
The Coronavirus Is Demonstrating the Value of Globalization
We are experiencing a painful introduction to anti-globalism and its consequences.
Watch New Orleans
With the country’s attention turned north, the coronavirus pandemic is exploding in Louisiana.
Diary of a COVID-19 Patient
“To—literally—live and let live will be enough.”
What Do You Tell Someone Who Still Won’t Stay Home?
A guide to convincing your loved ones to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously
Social Distance: How This Could End on Apple Podcasts
Show Social Distance, Ep How This Could End - Mar 26, 2020
The Coronavirus-Denial Movement Now Has a Leader: Jair Bolsonaro
The Brazilian president has lashed out against local officials who have implemented severe lockdowns, accusing them of destroying the country.
"Compared with Bolsonaro’s position on the coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump’s approach looks sober and scientifically grounded." --
on the world's leading Corona-denier
The Visible Exhaustion of Doctors and Nurses Fighting the Coronavirus
Documenting the marks the pandemic is leaving on medical professionals in Italy
The Meaning of Boris Johnson’s Illness
His diagnosis with the coronavirus illustrates the paucity of the war metaphor we’ve all adopted in combatting the pandemic.
A New York Doctor’s Warning
China warned Italy. Italy warned us. We didn’t listen. Now the onus is on the rest of America to listen to New York.
DC-based charity helps chronically ill children counter isolation of long-term hospitalizations
A D.C.-based charity is working to help chronically ill children who are now facing isolation in hospitals because of the outbreak of COVID-19.
I’m Treating Too Many Young People for the Coronavirus
Americans in their 20s and 30s—no matter how healthy and invincible they feel—need to understand how dangerous this virus can be.
Government public health advertising can inform the public -- and help save local newsrooms
Report for America
Report for America
In The Atlantic, we wrote about several ways society can save local news as it collapses. Here I’m going to elaborate one: The federal government can significantly help local news to better inform their communities during the COVID-19 crisis by...
Social Distance: Not a Two-Week Problem
Dr. James Hamblin and Katherine Wells take a walk to the grocery store and discuss what the next week—and the next year—may look like in the U.S.
We’re Finding Out How Small Our Lives Really Are
No new friends. No new plans. Where is there to go in isolation but backwards and inward?
The Government Is Failing by Doing Too Little, and Too Much
Underinvestment in America’s public health infrastructure and governmental red tape have hindered the country’s response to the coronavirus.
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