Why is it that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, makes some people mortally ill and others not? How contagious is it really? How many have been infected so far? Answers to these questions remain largely in the dark. Part of the problem may be the unprecedented scale of the pandemic itself. Science journalist Ed Yong offers a guide to navigating and trying to grasp a pandemic that has overwhelmed just about everyone.
About the Author
Ed Yong is a British science journalist and a staff writer for The Atlantic. He is the author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life.