The *Comfort* and the *Mercy* won’t handle Covid-19 patients because of their close quarters. An ER doctor questions if they should be used at all.
Manufacturers are producing as many as they can to care for Covid-19 patients with breathing problems. Now the federal government is asking for even more.
Hollywood tells us humans are prone to lose all rationality in a disaster, looting and trampling one another. But that’s not giving our brains any credit.
Stanford scientists are exploring whether gene-editing technology can be used to fight pandemics. But so far, they have just one piece of a larger puzzle.
With high schools and colleges closing, the key to teaching is finding creative ways to make learning meaningful. A physics professor weighs in.
More than 2,000 papers have been published about the virus since December. It will take some smart algorithms to mine insights from them.
The country has the second-oldest population on earth, and its young mingle more often with elderly loved ones.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche and medical-device maker Thermo Fisher collectively have nearly 2 million tests available, with more to come.
Prestige Ameritech typically makes 250,000 masks a day. Now it’s manufacturing 1 million daily, and turning away orders for 100 million more.
Even during a pandemic, people still need to deliver babies and get medical care. With little guidance, they face difficult choices.