This investigation, based on hundreds of public records, revealed how miscommunication and a lack of preparedness hurt Southwest Missouri’s ability to address the Delta surge in summer 2021. The project was a collaboration between the Missouri Independent and Documenting COVID-19.
Popular Science talked to six experts from around the world, all of whom agreed that the major pharmaceutical companies that developed COVID-19 vaccines have limited amounts they can supply to lower income companies.
This Science News feature explores major hurdles to routine COVID-19 testing programs in K-12 schools, which include: a lack of clear guidance on how testing programs should work, obtaining tests, gaining consent from parents and communicating the value of testing to families and staff in increasingly polarized environments.
In the COVID-19 Data Dispatch’s “Opening” series, Betsy Ladyzhets identified and profiled five school communities that successfully reopened during the 2020-2021 school year. In each one, the majority of the district’s or school’s students returned to in-person learning while case numbers remained low.
In Delaware, a state program enables public schools to easily set up routine COVID-19 testing using rapid antigen tests. This article examines at the program’s successes and challenges.
Wind musicians struggled to find evidence that would free them from musical lockdown, so they partnered with researchers to get some answers. This feature was Science News’ cover story for the magazine’s August 14, 2021 issue.
A year ago, engineers built apps to track potential virus exposure. MIT Technology Review investigated how widely these apps were used and what users thought of the technology. This research shows the impact has been mixed—but there’s still potential.
As millions of Americans get vaccinated for COVID-19, many of us are starting to hope those painful nose swab tests will soon be a thing of the past. Alas, the future of COVID-19 testing is more complicated.
Science News took a look at five universities that opened in the fall. Each school cobbled together testing and other surveillance measures, coupled with uneven rules about wearing masks and public gatherings.
Since December, the pandemic news cycle has revolved around one thing: vaccines. This article provides tips to keep in mind and resources to bookmark, for both veteran science writers and journalists just now wading into the vaccine beat.