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Faye Flam

Faye Flam

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Covid Spread Can’t Only Be Explained by Who’s Being ‘Bad’

There are some weird things going on in the coronavirus data.

The Odds of Catching Covid on a Flight Are Slim

If you decide to fly, the odds that you will pick up Covid-19 are low, according to one expert analy

Long Lines at Polling Places Are Deadly in a Pandemic

In this pandemic-tainted election year, long lines at the polls have the potential to be catastrophi

The US Can Control Covid Without a Second Lockdown

Rising Covid-19 case counts across the US have made a second lockdown seem almost inevitable.

How to Make Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings Actually Good

One of the greatest outrages in the US response to the coronavirus pandemic has been the way the gov

Don’t Get Depressed Over Those Covid Antibody Studies

It’s hard to imagine more depressing news than some recent studies showing that antibodies to Covid-

Asymptomatic Spread Has Become Bizarrely Controversial

Recent leaps in science should mean we can navigate the coronavirus pandemic more freely and safely

14-Day Quarantines Should Keep You Home

Just in time for the July 4 holiday, a whole new series of rules and regulations surrounding interst

How Schools Will Reopen Safely This Fall

For children, keeping schools closed in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic amounts to a cure that’s w

When to Wear a Mask

Science has a lot to say about the effectiveness of wearing a mask to stop the spread of the coronav

The Ethical Way to Ration Coronavirus Hospital Care

If Covid-19 spreads as fast as experts predict, the memories that will stick with Americans years do

Planting Trees Is Good, But Cutting Emissions Is Better

Overall, it’s good news that President Donald Trump has declared he’s in favor of planting trees — i

Scientists Are Already Working on Cures for Coronavirus

We aren’t completely unprepared for the Wuhan coronavirus now spreading around the world.

Earth in Human Hands

Some scientists are trying to name our current geologic epoch after us – calling it the Anthropocene

The Best Diet for the Planet Isn’t the Best for Humans

A team of 37 scientists has designed a diet for the long-term future, and the good news is that it d

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