From forests and farms to our own backyards, there’s a lot we can do to reduce future risks of pandemic outbreaks.
We have made amazing progress in the treatment of COVID-19. Two therapies – steroids and Remdesivir – have already been shown to help.
It has become a familiar pattern: President Donald Trump says something that doesn’t line up with the facts held by scientists and other experts at government agencies. Then federal officials scramble to reconcile the fiction with their own public statements.
Darnell Hill, a pastor and a mental health caseworker, offers Black teenagers emotional and physical coping strategies every time a Black person is fatally shot by a police officer.
Keith Ellison on change: “I don’t ask for patience. Imagine it’s 400 years of people being denied it in so many cases where there was no accountability. I mean, it just compounds, you know, that level of disappointment and expectation of an unjust outcome.”
The answer to this question involves a web of legal provisions that help define the president’s constitutional roles as commander in chief and chief executive of the country.
A new book from a Georgetown University expert is filled with ideas for change, but even with reforms the poor may fall even further behind.
While most discussions have focused on countries’ use of surveillance technology, contact tracing is actually a fairly manual process. After interviewing experts and taking an online course, ProPublica health reporter Caroline Chen presents her takeaways.
A once-isolated population of ticks in northern Wisconsin has spread northward into Canada and south to Illinois and Indiana, west as far as Nebraska and east to Michigan.
“There’s misapprehension among scientists and the public that natural ecosystems are the source of threats to ourselves. It’s a mistake,” said scientist Richard Ostfeld. “Nature poses threats, it is true, but it’s human activities that do the real damage.”
Coronavirus antibody studies and what they allegedly show have triggered fierce debates, further confusing public understanding.
ProPublica spoke to frontline experts from around the globe and has compiled a list of recommendations for reopening U.S. states. Their consensus? It’s tough to find policies that simultaneously save lives and livelihoods.
The infectious dose is the amount of virus needed to establish an infection, while the viral load is the amount of a specific virus in a test sample taken from a patient.
As more data comes in from China and Italy, as well as Washington state and New York, more cardiac experts are coming to believe the COVID-19 virus can infect the heart muscle.
A specific temperature is only one of many indications of a fever. People will also have alternating chills and sweats, and body aches.
So far, there is no consensus about whether the drugs are safe and effective for treating COVID-19, as it is still very early in the testing process.
ProPublica health care reporter Caroline Chen dug into the projections to learn what to make of them. Forecasts are fuzzy, but the takeaway is clear: Stay home.
An unprecedented shift in human population is one reason why more diseases originate in Asia and Africa.
To build career skills, faculty teach fermentation at a brewery, hospitality at a ski resort.
Scientists know surprisingly little about today’s remnant biodiversity in the grasslands – especially the status of what we call “big small mammals,” such as badgers, foxes, jackrabbits and porcupines.