Saturday, May 28, 2022

Saturday Stories: Monkeypox Messaging, Nasal Vaccines, and Long COVID Messaging


Helen Branswell, in STAT, on Monkeypox messaging amidst stigma and unknowns.

Akiko Iwasaki, in The New York Times, on the promise of nasal COVID vaccines.

Danielle Wenner and Gabriela Arguedas Ramírez, in STAT, on the danger and folly of omitting long COVID from public health messaging. 

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Saturday Stories: Kid Myths, Monkeypox, and Healthcare


Mark Kline, in The Advocate, on kids’ COVID myths.

Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on Monkeypox.

Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on healthcare’s devastation.



Saturday, May 14, 2022

Saturday Stories: Correlations, Trolling, And School Ventilation


Nans Florens, Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, Jérôme Barriere, Eric Billy, Fabrice Frank, Véronique Saada, Alexander Samuel, Barbara Seitz-Polski, Kyle Sheldrick, and Lonni Besançon, in OCF Preprints ask should we publish every correlation during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Lisa Palmer and Silvia Waisbord, in Undark, on the toll trolls are taking on science journalism. 



Saturday, May 07, 2022

Saturday Stories: Not Over, Pandemic Coverage, And Childhood Hepatitis


Ed Yong, speaking at Yale, discusses 2 years of covering the pandemic (and winnning pretty much all the science awards there are for same including a Pulitzer).


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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Saturday Story: Just One. Read It.


Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on the immeasurable grief. Don't look away. 

Saturday, April 09, 2022

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Saturday Stories: Giving Up And Not Giving Up


Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on the disaster being wrought by governments giving up on COVID control. 

The late and great Paul Farmer, in Noēma, on social medicine for a better future.


Saturday, March 12, 2022

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Saturday Stories: #Urgency of Normal Done With COVID x 3 And What To Do Post-Omicron


Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on how the #UrgencyofNormal/done with COVID talk condemns the immunocompromised

Ramnath Subbaraman,  Michelle Holmes,  and Lakshmi Ganapathi, in Common Dream, on the privilege required to state that you're done with COVID.

Gregg Gonsalves, in The New York Times, on the immorality of #UrgencyofNormal done with COVID takes. 

Gavin Yamey, Abraar Karan and Ranu Dhillon in TIME, on what we need to do with our post-Omicron time.



Saturday, February 12, 2022

Saturday Stories: Air, Hopium, And Kids' Masks


Edward A. Nardell, in Time, on how to clean our indoor air.

Gregg Gonsalves, in The Nation, on the dangers of hopium and wishful thinking on COVID.

Melody Schreiber, in The New Republic, on how masks have no impact on child development.


Saturday, February 05, 2022

Saturday Stories: Endemicity's Meaninglessness, 1918's Flu, And Hospitals


Jacob Stern and Katherine J. Wu, in The Atlantic, on the meaninglessness of endemicity.


Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on the state of our hospitals right now.


Saturday, January 29, 2022

Saturday Stories: Endemicity and Japan


Aris Katzourakis, in Nature, on what the word endemic actually means

Hitoshi Oshitani, in the New York Times, on what Japan got right in its approach to the pandemic.

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Saturday Stories: Treating the Unvaccinated, Will Omicron Hasten Immunity, And Airborne COVID


Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on why it's a terrible idea not to treat the unvaccinated.



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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Saturday, January 08, 2022

Saturday Stories: America's COVID Rules, COVID fatigue, And Omicron Healthcare


Katherine J. Wu, in the Atlantic, on the dumpster fire that is America's COVID rules (and for Canadian readers, much overlap with ours).

Gregg Gonsalves, in The Nation, on the impact of COVID fatigue on our morality. 


Saturday, January 01, 2022

Saturday Stories: Omicron's Teaching, COVID's Teaching, And Teaching LeBron


Andrew Joseph and Helen Branswell, in STAT, on the lessons we're learning from Omicron.

More Helen Branswell, in STAT, on 10 lessons she's learned covering the pandemic.


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