The White House has said it will revolutionize the beleaguered testing system in the US. But the feds have only planned to order enough tests for up to 5,500 people, according to emails obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Doctors around the world are sharing stories of patients losing their sense of taste or smell — and testing positive for the coronavirus. Is it a real symptom of COVID-19? There isn't scientific evidence for that. But the American Academy of...
Ed Yong is the author of I Contain Multitudes and a science writer at The Atlantic . His most recent article is "How the Pandemic Will End." “Normally when I write things that are about a pressing societal issue, those pieces feel like they’re
How the coronavirus travels through the air has become one of the most divisive debates in this pandemic.
Ed Yong🚨In a new piece, I explore the growing debates about:
- whether the new coronavirus is "airborne"
- whether it's safe to go outside
- whether everyone should be wearing a mask
Ed YongOn masks, many ppl have Very Strong Opinions. I don't think it's clear-cut either way, and I've tried to lay out & evaluate the reasons for/against widespread usage. I hope it's useful to ppl making hard decisions amid contradictory views & imperfect data
Ed YongThis piece also includes what's essentially a Q&A of the things my colleagues have asked me: whether it's safe to go out, be in an apartment corridor, go to a store, run behind another runner, etc. "Suddenly, daily mundanities seem to demand strategy."