Welcome to my free newsletter, “smart, useful, science stuff about COVID-19,” featuring the best reporting, writing, and evidence that I think my family, friends, and colleagues might appreciate. It’s a mix of practical and somewhat technical material. Sign up here to receive th…
SCIENCE: 1) Wastewater testing for genetic snippets of the new coronavirus is “gaining traction” as an early warning approach for outbreaks, reports Sh…
Robin Lloyd
PUBLIC HEALTH: 1) In an interview with Soo Kim at Newsweek (5/27/20), Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious D…
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SCIENCE: 1) It’s true that SARS-CoV-2 is mutating, but some coverage has represented this change as a cause for concern. A 5/26/20 story by Erin Garcia…
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NURSING HOMES: 1) More than a third of U.S. deaths from the new coronavirus have occurred among nursing home and long-term care facility residents and …
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VACCINE: 1) Early results from a study of a vaccine tested on healthy adults aged 18 to 60 in Wuhan suggest that it is safe and protects people from th…
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PUBLIC HEALTH: 1) There’s been a shift in the SARS-CoV-2 transmission messages on a web page of the lead U.S. federal agency for public health, report …
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VACCINE AND TREATMENT: 1) A feature story by Lila Thulin for Smithsonian explores the challenges of developing antiviral drugs for families of viruses …
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smart, useful, science stuff about COVID-19