Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. The question on everyone’s mind is this: When will things go back to normal? My answer is never. The world is changed forever: No matter how deeply affected you are—medically, financially,Continue Reading

In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit. Found abundantly in our brain cells, tau is normally a team player — it maintains structure and stability within neurons, and it helps with transport of nutrients fromContinue Reading

Hindsight is 20-20. In practically every nation impacted by Covid-19 more could have been done, and timing of decisions could have been better. Let’s review France’s case where there appear to have been several missed opportunities to stem the rise in infections. * This article was originally published here

On this episode of Social Distance, Dr. James Hamblin takes a stab at answering some of the questions listeners have been sending to the show—including the practical (Should I get a haircut?) and the existential (When will this end?). If you have a question for James—big or small—you can emailContinue Reading

The pandemic is hitting the whole world—but some countries are feeling the brunt of the coronavirus earlier than others. Rachel Donadio, a contributing writer to The Atlantic, is based in France, which is slightly ahead of the United States. On this episode of Social Distance, Rachel joins us to talkContinue Reading

By KIM BELLARD If, as they say, necessity is the mother of invention, then you’d have to say that the COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be the mother of invention and innovation.  And, like Isaac Hayes sang about Shaft, it is a “bad mother…(shut your mouth).” Many believe that the AlliesContinue Reading