Do people who suffered a mild or moderate bout of COVID-19 months ago need to worry about their heart health? Scientists search for the answer.
Prisoners have been excluded from vaccine trials out of concern that they may be coerced into participating, but researchers say that including the vulnerable population in COVID-19 studies could have outsize health benefits.
Permitting for controlled burns across the country has been suspended during the coronavirus pandemic, in part because smoke inhalation may heighten one's risk of infection.
Epidemiologist Caitlin Rivers urged the government to develop a plan to eliminate test shortages and anticipate bottlenecks in supplies. Things may have gone differently if more officials had listened to her.
Dozens of studies have reported that many of the sickest COVID-19 patients have been people with obesity, as a constellation of physiological and social factors drive those grim numbers.
Although fecal transmission of a pathogen is tricky to confirm—and proving that a virus spreads via building waste pipes is even more difficult—it is entirely possible, several researchers tell ScienceInsider.
What do you think about staging a Manhattan Project to make a COVID-19 vaccine? Moncef Slaoui was asked in early May. He now addresses fears that the upcoming elections might influence the vaccine approval process.
"We’re at risk of gambling away our success,” virologist Christian Drosten warned in the German newspaper Die Zeit. His message referred to Germany, but it could have been addressed to all of Europe.
As coronavirus began to devastate Italy, microbiology professor Andrea Crisanti put his region at the forefront of the fight with rigorous testing and quarantine.
It is still uncertain whether those who recover from COVID-19 have durable antibodies. A research team autopsied people who died from COVID-19 and found they lack a key aspect of long-term immunity.
A new study shows a 33-year-old man who was treated for a mild case of COVID-19 in March harbored the virus again.
The latest news stories from Science Magazine about the COVID-19 crisis. Reported with support from the Pulitzer Center.