COVID cases are rising again. Here’s a refresher on everything you forgot.September 14, 2023 – Can you use an expired test? How long do you need to isolate? With more infectious variants, here’s a reminder on how to protect yourself—and what to do if you get sick.
The EG.5 COVID variant is spiking in the U.S. Is it time to mask up?August 15, 2023 – This latest strain of SARS-CoV-2 is on the rise across the globe and sending more people to the hospital. “We should take all of these subvariants very seriously.”
Is a universal coronavirus vaccine on the horizon?January 19, 2022 – Scientists are racing to develop a single vaccine that protects against many SARS-CoV-2 variants, as well as emerging coronaviruses with the potential to trigger a new pandemic.
For some long COVID patients, exercise is bad medicineApril 27, 2023 – They used to run marathons. Now, taking a shower is exhausting. But for these patients—who have one of the most debilitating symptoms of long COVID—hope may be on the horizon.
Still struggling to navigate post-pandemic risks? You're not alone.August 17, 2023 – Lots of psychological factors influence individual responses to danger, as well as our willingness to make less risky decisions.
How do you know if you have long COVID?December 13, 2022 – There is no single diagnostic test for it, and no medical consensus about what symptoms it encompasses. Experts weigh in on what you can do if you still feel sick.
Coronavirus glossaryJuly 21, 2021 – Get definitions of unfamiliar words you may be hearing during the coronavirus pandemic.
An overdose drug shows promise for long COVID patientsMay 17, 2023 – Low-dose naltrexone is often used to treat chronic pain and autoimmune disorders. Now, for many struggling with debilitating post-COVID symptoms, it's one of the few treatments that works.
Coronavirus DispatchesOur photographers and journalists are documenting virus hot spots around the world.
Facts about coronavirusJuly 21, 2021 – What kids need to know
Two years later, coronavirus evolution still surprises experts. Here’s why.March 11, 2022 – Scientists and physicians continue to be amazed by how quickly the virus evolves, what it does to the human body, and how it moves through species.
‘Microclots’ could help solve the long COVID puzzleJanuary 26, 2023 – Scientists are starting to detect clots in long COVID patients’ smallest blood vessels—which might help explain the condition’s debilitating symptoms.
Blood cleaning? Long COVID patients turn to unproven treatmentsMarch 02, 2023 – Desperate for relief, some patients are flying across the world for costly apheresis treatments—even though there’s no evidence it works.
Young adults are volunteering to get COVID-19—for scienceJune 24, 2022 – SARS-CoV-2 "challenge trials" can help scientists better understand the immune system's response to the virus, which could yield improved vaccines and treatments.
Multiple COVID infections can lead to chronic health issues. Here’s what to know.September 13, 2023 – A previous SARS-CoV-2 infection can protect you for a little while, but the immunity wanes—and each new infection, no matter how mild, takes a toll on your body.
COVID-19 can ruin your sleep in many different ways—here's whyNovember 10, 2022 – Scientists are learning more about the havoc that viruses and bacteria wreak on sleep. Here's what you need to know about seeking care for insomnia.