The Best Articles in Coronavirus
The most useful articles and videos in Coronavirus from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Coronavirus Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Coronavirus by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Scientists finally know why people get more colds and flu in winter
- The Ten Most Significant Science Stories of 2021
- The Truth About Long COVID Is Finally Emerging. It’s Not What We Thought.
- The Strongest Evidence Yet That an Animal Started the Pandemic
- We Might Have Long Covid All Wrong
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Exponential growth and epidemics
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Mask Wars | NEJM
This documentary video explores the controversies surrounding masks and mask mandates throughout the centuries. The changing perceptions of masking leading u...
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How Studying Bats Can Help Predict and Prevent the Next Pandemic
Funders thought watching bats wasn’t important. Then she helped solve the mystery of a deadly virus.
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The Strongest Evidence Yet That an Animal Started the Pandemic
A new analysis of genetic samples from China appears to link the pandemic’s origin to raccoon dogs.
How Mathematics Can Predict—and Help Prevent—the Next Pandemic
Mathematician Abba Gumel uses calculations and models to prepare for future disease outbreaks
Why Are We Still Arguing About Masks?
All this time later, their utility is in doubt.
How Ivermectin Became a Belief System
The deworming drug is central to an improvisational, alternative medical subculture that was forming even before the pandemic.
Scientists finally know why people get more colds and flu in winter
A new scientific finding has uncovered why we get more viral colds, flu and Covid in winter and during cold snaps.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Coronavirus.
The Truth About Long COVID Is Finally Emerging. It’s Not What We Thought.
The flood of patients never materialized. Why?
We Might Have Long Covid All Wrong
Some post-Covid symptoms may be produced by the brain. Does that make them any less real?
The Ten Most Significant Science Stories of 2021
Thrilling discoveries, hurdles in the fight against Covid and advancements in space exploration defined the past year
Long COVID Now Looks like a Neurological Disease, Helping Doctors to Focus Treatments
The causes of long COVID, which disables millions, may come together in the brain and nervous system
Long COVID: major findings, mechanisms and recommendations
Long COVID is an often debilitating illness of severe symptoms that can develop during or following COVID-19. In this Review, Davis, McCorkell, Vogel and Topol explore our knowledge of long COVID and highlight key findings, including potential mechanisms, the overlap with other conditions and potential treatments. They also discuss challenges and recommendations for long COVID research and care.
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Complex systems, wicked problems. Society, technology, science and more. @Columbia professor. @NYTimes columnist. My newsletter @insight http://www.theinsight.org
Dr. Saskia Popescu
ID Epi - Biodefense - Infection Prevention | Asst Prof @ScharSchool | Senior Fellow @CSRisks | Adjunct @uarizona | Affiliate @georgetown_ghss | @JHSPH_CHS ELBI
The handle for CDC's Office of Readiness and Response (ORR). We tweet ways to #PrepYourHealth, abt public health preparedness, & during emergency responses.
World Health Organization (WHO)
We are the #UnitedNations’ health agency - #HealthForAll. ▶️ Always check our latest tweets on #COVID19 for updated advice/information.
The world's leading outlet for cutting-edge research in all areas of science. Follow @NewsfromScience for stories from our news team.
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MIT Technology Review
Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next. http://technologyreview.com/newsletters
Our World in Data
Data and research to understand big global problems and make progress against them. Based out of @UniOfOxford, founded by @MaxCRoser. @firstname.lastname@example.org
Tweeting all things Birmingham from Alabama Media Group's online home of The Birmingham News.
Chronicling technological progress in AI, robotics, health, & exponential tech. By @singularityu.
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