How Infrared Images Could Be Part of Your Daily Life
by Jonah M. Kessel on July 4, 2020 at 6:14 pm
In a post-quarantine world, heat sensors could help spot sick people with elevated temperatures as they enter public places. But it’s not that simple.
The Pandemic’s Big Mystery: How Deadly Is the Coronavirus?
by Donald G. McNeil Jr. on July 4, 2020 at 3:12 pm
Even with more than 500,000 dead worldwide, scientists are struggling to learn how often the virus kills. Here’s why.
Coronavirus Cases in U.S. Are Rising, Even as Death Rates Trend Down
on July 4, 2020 at 12:05 pm
At least five U.S. states set single-day records on Friday as the country’s daily infection report passed 50,000 again. President Trump, in a speech at Mount Rushmore, barely mentioned the pandemic.
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Sharply, but Deaths Are Still Down
by Katherine J. Wu on July 3, 2020 at 9:58 pm
This seemingly counterintuitive trend might not last, experts said. But the nation can still learn from the decline.
11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
by Kaly Soto on July 3, 2020 at 6:01 pm
The tragic history of “I can’t breathe.” Why you can have a kid or a job right now, not both. How Brooklyn Drill went global. Farewell, Carl Reiner. And more.
When Your Tween Is Bored
by Estelle Erasmus on July 3, 2020 at 10:47 am
School is over. There’s no camp. It’s so boring. Here’s how to be your tween’s creative collaborator instead of the boss.
Daily Coronavirus Cases in the U.S. Soar Past 50,000 for the First Time
on July 3, 2020 at 9:43 am
With more than 55,000 new cases, the country set a record for the sixth time in nine days. The Supreme Court granted Alabama’s request to restore voting restrictions during the pandemic. China is downplaying expectations ahead of a planned trip to the country by W.H.O. officials.
Did a Mutation Help the Coronavirus Spread? More Evidence, but Lingering Questions
by Benedict Carey on July 3, 2020 at 3:00 am
Researchers claim that a predominating variant had a “fitness advantage.” But many experts are not persuaded.
Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves?
by Benedict Carey on July 3, 2020 at 12:17 am
Researchers have developed a model that uses social-media and search data to forecast outbreaks of Covid-19 well before they occur.