Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious viral respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), also known as “novel coronavirus.” Reports in December 2019, from Wuhan, China, first cited the disease, which has spread globally, resulting in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that affects people and businesses worldwide.


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Different SARS-CoV-2 strains haven’t yet had a major impact on the course of the pandemic, but they might in future.

Ewen Callaway

Nature, 2020

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Scientists welcome the first compelling evidence that vaccines can prevent COVID-19 – but questions remain about how much protection they offer, and for how long.

Ewen Callaway

Nature, 2020

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If approval comes before clinical trials end, this could complicate the study of vaccines’ long-term effects

David Cyranoski and Smriti Mallapaty

Nature, 2020

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How Big Tech Got Bigger

Alex Hern

The Guardian, 2020

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Katharine P. Stallard and Michael Lee Stallard

SmartBrief, 2020

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A survey reveals the hardships of covering a life-or-death story – and what challenges will linger.

Julie Posetti et al.

Columbia Journalism Review, 2020

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Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions Podcast

Anthony Fauci et al.

Gates Notes, 2020

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How to create an integrated 21st century organisation

Helen Battersby and Anne Stenbom

2020

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The US has never had enough coronavirus tests. Now a group of epidemiologists, economists and dreamers is plotting a new strategy to defeat the virus, even before a vaccine is found.

Alexis C. Madrigal and Robinson Meyer

The Atlantic, 2020

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Maria Aspan

Fortune, 2020

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