Tag: explainer

graffiti picture of a face mask next to the words "COVID-19"

July 16, 2021

Delta is expected to be more contagious than other variants, but vaccines still keep it at bay.

Doctors treat a COVID-19 patient in a hospital

April 22, 2021

A number of people have contracted COVID despite being vaccinated. Your takeaway depends on how you frame the numbers.

a crowd of people not following COVID guidance

February 2, 2021

Even if you think you’re doing everything you can to avoid COVID, there are still some things you might be missing.

a man and a woman sit at a table outdoors with masks on while a waiter with a mask takes their order

December 28, 2020

A new meta-analysis of COVID studies shows how the virus spreads and what we can do to avoid it.

a person washing their hands

November 9, 2020

The state has broken records for new infections three times in the past week, but getting people to take the virus seriously still proves elusive.

a downtown street, usually busy, is completely empty

September 7, 2020

Health officials say the situation in September is very different from what it was four months ago. High COVID case numbers are no cause for panic.

graffiti picture of a face mask next to the words "COVID-19"

July 20, 2020

Experts correct common and outrageous arguments against wearing masks.

a split image: partiers on a beach next to protesters in a park

July 17, 2020

Why did summer revelers cause a spike in COVID-19 infections and police protests didn’t?

a group of people at a party

June 29, 2020

National Geographic reports on why people feel the need to congregate. It’s evolution.