Emily and Maddie outline ways to gather as safely as possible — in accordance with CDC guidelines. We’ll cover best practices for quarantining before the trip, testing, ventilation and food preparation.
For much of the pandemic, some scientists have been pushing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recognize that the coronavirus is spread through aerosols–very small particles that can linger in the air.
Shayla Love, a senior staff writer for VICE, explains what memory research and events from the past say we will and won’t remember about living through the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, why essential workers may remember this time differently from people who are staying home.
We talk to public health expert David Williams about systemic racism that is at the heart of a long-standing public health crisis for Black America. And we discuss the risks facing protesters who are gathering, despite the dangers of coronavirus.
In protests around the country, law enforcement agencies have used tear gas to disperse crowds. But is it safe?
NPR Science Desk correspondent Jon Hamilton tells us about how these machines work, and how, for patients who do survive, recovery can be a long road.
Today on the show, Maddie Sofia talks to Short Wave reporter Emily Kwong about how Markus Buehler, a composer and professor of engineering at MIT, developed a way to make music out of protein structure and how music can potentially help us hear what we have trouble seeing at the nanoscale level.
Geoff Brumfiel, NPR senior science editor and correspondent, and Short Wave reporter Emily Kwong explain how bat coronavirus research works, what zoonotic spillover is, and why some scientists worry the lab theory could undermine the kind of scientific cooperation needed to get a grip on this pandemic.
Scientific evidence overwhelmingly points to wildlife, and to bats as the most likely origin.
Coronavirus is all over the headlines these days. Accompanying those headlines? Suspicion and harassment of Asians and Asian Americans.
You can now explore and visualize these questions as you figure out how you could slow the pandemic.
How well does social distancing work to control a global pandemic? With people’s lives turned upside-down due to COVID-19, many have been left to wonder if social distancing is worth it.