Trump has found his latest silver bullet: antibody therapy.
Sarah ZhangNow that hydroxychloroquine clearly doesn't work and vaccines won't be available until after the election, Trump is touting yet another silver bullet: monoclonal antibodies.
Here's what we actually know about them and why they will be hard to get
COVID-19 vaccines need to be tested in primates, but U.S. researchers are scrambling to find enough after China stopped exporting them.
Sarah ZhangBack in 2018, scientists discussed a "strategic monkey reserve" for the precise problem of running out of research animals during a pandemic. Well, that never happened
Sarah ZhangMy latest: The U.S. is running low on monkeys for research.
At the same time there has been extraordinary demand for COVID-19 studies, China, a major supplier of monkeys, has shut off all exports
Companies are power scrubbing their way to a false sense of security.
Sarah ZhangBack in March, I talked to a bunch of companies that do "deep cleanings" and one guy said to me, hey we keep talking about cleaning surfaces but this virus spreads through the air.
And here we still are. Read @DKThomp on our coronavirus hygiene theater
Since 2000, a strange new type of song in white-throated sparrows has spread across the continent at stunning speed.
Sarah ZhangAround 2000, scientists first noticed a strange new song among white-throated sparrows in western Canada. Then, they realized it was spreading.
This new song type is taking over the entire country!
We know that people who don’t feel sick can spread COVID-19—but very little about how reliable COVID-19 tests are for these cases.
Sarah ZhangWe know that people who feel healthy can spread COVID-19. We don't know how how well COVID-19 tests actually work in people who feel healthy.
My latest on the dilemma of a negative COVID-19 test
It is likely we’ll eventually have a coronavirus vaccine — but perhaps not as quickly as some expect. From development, to clinical trials and distribution, ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen explains the tremendous challenges that lie ahead.
Sarah ZhangEver since the pandemic began, I've been haunted by stories of coronavirus patients dying alone.
I spoke to a palliative care team caring for these patients in a Boston ICU. They were often the last ones—the only ones—in the room when a patient died.