The True Coronavirus Case Tally in The US Could Be Over 80 Times Larger Than Reported

Crowded New York subway platform on May 30. (Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images) The US may never know the true tally of its coronavirus infections – but scientists are getting closer to an accurate count. New research suggests that many millions […]

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U.S. and Chinese Scientists Trace Evolution of Coronaviruses in Bats

DeAgostini/Getty Images An international team of scientists, including a prominent researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has analyzed all known coronaviruses in Chinese bats and used genetic analysis to trace the likely origin of the novel coronavirus to […]

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How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu?

The coronavirus particle has a crown of spikes on its surface. Editor’s note: This article was revised on April 30 with the latest information on COVID-19. Since the new coronavirus was first discovered in January, many people have compared […]

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COVID-19 vaccine protects monkeys from new coronavirus, Chinese biotech reports

Sinovac Biotech has created a new COVID-19 vaccine by growing the novel coronavirus in the VERO monkey cell line and inactivating it with chemicals. Science’ s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. For the first time, one […]

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What Is a Cytokine Storm?

As Covid-19 cases fill the hospitals, among the sickest and most likely to die are those whose bodies react in a signature, catastrophic way. Immune cells flood and attack the lungs they should be protecting. Blood vessels leak; the blood itself clots. Blood pressure plummets and organs start to […]

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All the President’s Lies About the Coronavirus

The Atlantic Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here . Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET on April 9, 2020. In the month since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, President Donald Trump has repeatedly lied […]

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FEMA Predicted Pandemic Effects Last Summer

A portable FEMA cot at a temporary medical facility in a gym at Southern New Hampshire University. In a remarkably prophetic report last summer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency accurately predicted that a nationwide pandemic would result in a shortage of medical supplies, hospitals would be overwhelmed and the […]

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Summer Heat May Not Diminish Coronavirus Strength

Joe Raedle/Getty Images The homebound and virus-wary across the Northern Hemisphere, from President Trump to cooped-up schoolchildren, have clung to the possibility that the coronavirus pandemic will fade in hot weather, as some viral diseases do. But the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, in a public report […]

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Former FDA leaders decry emergency authorization of malaria drugs for coronavirus

After U.S. President Donald Trump advocated widespread use of two malaria drugs for COVID-19 patients, the FDA, led by Commissioner Stephen Hahn (left) produced an emergency use authorization for the medications. Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. The recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use […]

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