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Confused by the science behind Covid-19? You’re not alone

Try out this riddle: If you could double over a piece of normal notebook paper 42 times, how thick would it be? The answer, though fanciful, illustrates just how hard it can be to understand exponential growth and doubling, two pieces of math that explain the spread of viruses like Covid-19. Because by the time…MORE

Blood clots fill lungs of black coronavirus victims, study finds

Careful autopsies of 10 African-American victims of coronavirus show their lungs were clogged with blood clots, researchers reported Wednesday. All 10 patients had underlying conditions that have been shown to worsen infection, including high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. But genetic factors could also be at play, the team at LSU Health New Orleans School…MORE

What we mean by a ‘second peak’ of coronavirus

What we mean by a ‘second peak’ of coronavirus

Coronavirus will surge again when summer ends; infectious disease experts are almost certain of that. But they don’t know how severe that resurgence will be. The World Health Organization offered one bleak hypothesis for what the next few months of coronavirus could look like. While we’re still living through the first wave of the pandemic,…MORE

Coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people across the US

Coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people across the US

It took less than four months for an unseen enemy to kill 100,000 Americans. That’s almost twice the number of Americans lost during the entire Vietnam War. No one knew how bad the coronavirus pandemic would get when the first known virus-related death happened on February 6. But since then, an average of nearly 900…MORE

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