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COVID-19

Stories told during a time of pandemic. We will add to this collection in the coming months.

March 2021

Schoolhouse Rocked

The pandemic crumbled cornerstones of U.S. education. The question now is what will emerge from the rubble.

By

Sam Scott

June 25, 2020

The View from the ICU

A doctor describes the painful reality of caring for COVID-19 patients.

By

Nathan Nielsen

July 2020

This Is Not a Drill

Bay Area public health officers had prepared all their lives for the possibility of a pandemic. That didn’t make their decisions any easier.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

September 2021

Germ Theories

Lab leak? Animal transmission? Why David Relman and his colleagues told the world that we need to investigate both of COVID-19’s origin stories.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

June 22, 2021

The Year of Caring Dangerously

The view from the ICU, 12 months later.

May 2021

Of Viruses And Vectors

In an increasingly interconnected world, the next pandemic is not 100 years away. Here’s what scientists are worried about and how we can prepare.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

May 2021

Of Two Minds

We’re eager to reenter regular, post-pandemic life. Then again, we’re scared to. Here’s how to put the risks into perspective.

By

Charity Ferreira

May 2021

The Last-Mile Helpers

How some food banks are meeting a spike in demand.

By

Sam Scott

October 12, 2020

Back to ‘School’

What things are like now from the educators’ side of the Zoom.

By

Charity Ferreira

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