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LAST UPDATED: June 30, 2020

Why Covid-19 Is Hitting Black Americans Hardest
Emily Mullin
Medium Coronavirus Blog
Published: June 30, 2020

Alumni in the coronavirus conversation
MIT Technology Review
Published: June 26, 2020

The Country Is Reopening. I’m Still on Lockdown

Police brutality is a public health crisis
Brian Resnick
Published: June 1, 2020

The Protests Will Spread the Coronavirus
Robinson Meyer
The Atlantic
Published: June 1, 2020

Stephanie Dutchen
Harvard Medical School News
Published: May 1, 2020

What is the right strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19?
Leah Burrows
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences News
Published: May 1, 2020

Model finds ‘middle ground’ for India’s lockdown exit
Subhra Priyadarshini
Nature India
Published: April 29, 2020

Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing
Ed Yong
The Atlantic
Published: April 29, 2020

Facebook and Google Survey Data May Help Map Covid-19’s Spread
Lauren Goode
Published: April 24, 2020

When Will Your State Reopen? Here’s The Data Being Used To Decide.
Peter Aldhous
Published: April 20, 2020

Avoid Twitter’s swamp of misinformation by following these epidemiology experts
Jenny McGrath
Yahoo! Finance
Published: April 15, 2020

MIT Alums Bring Expertise to the Global Coronavirus Conversation
Slice of MIT
Published: April 3, 2020

Covid-19 spreads too fast for traditional contact tracing. New digital tools could help
Sharon Begley
Stat News
Published: April 2, 2020

The coronavirus is washing over the U.S. These factors will determine how bad it gets in each community
Andrew Joseph
Stat News
Published: April 1, 2020

Trump Wants To Get The US Back To Work By Easter. Here’s Why That Would Be A Medical Disaster.
Peter Aldhous and Jeremy Singer-Vine
Published: March 26, 2020

How the Pandemic Will End
Ed Yong
The Atlantic
Published: March 25, 2020

Mathematics of life and death: How disease models shape national shutdowns and other pandemic policies
Martin Enserink and Kai Kupferschmidt
Published: March 25, 2020

Wisconsin has only a few new coronavirus cases — but does it capture the real number of infected people?
Madeline Heim
USA Today
Published: March 23, 2020

The 9 most important unanswered questions about Covid-19
Brian Resnick
Published: March 20, 2020

South Korea is reporting intimate details of COVID-19 cases: has it helped?
Mark Zastrow
Published: March 18, 2020

How Many Americans Are Really Infected With the Coronavirus?
Caroline Chen
Published: March 18, 2020

You Can Go For a Run
Taylor Trudon
Published: March 16, 2020

Primary Polling Places Are Full Of Older People …And The Coronavirus
Maggie Koerth
Published: March 16, 2020

Mathematicians say preventative measures could have huge impact on coronavirus spread
Victor Ordonez Sarah Burns
ABC News
Published: March 16, 2020

Singapore Was Ready for Covid-19—Other Countries, Take Note
Adam Rogers
Published: March 12, 2020

Did the coronavirus get more deadly? The death rate, explained.
Julia Belluz
Published: March 11, 2020

Trump’s critics aren’t ‘politicizing the coronavirus.’ Trump is.
Tom Nichols
Washington Post
Published: March 10

How does the coronavirus outbreak end?
Brian Resnick
Published: March 7, 2020

US may pay for uninsured coronavirus patients
Washington (AFP)
France 24 (and Others)
Published: March 3, 2020

Explaining The Coronavirus: Researcher Tackles Top Questions About The Outbreak
Kevin G. Andrade
Published: February 29, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak news: follow these 25+ Twitter accounts for updates
Andy Walker
Published: February 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Suspicious new case in Solano County — first instance of community exposure?
Lisa Krieger
The Vacaville Reporter
Published: February 26, 2020

These 2 questions will determine if the coronavirus becomes a deadly pandemic
Julia Belluz
Published: February 18, 2020

Scientists add to debate on disseminating information of virus
Sarah Provan
Financial Times
Published: February 13, 2020

Here’s how coronavirus spreads on a plane—and the safest place to sit
Amy McKeever
National Geographic
Published: February 6, 2020

How Much Should You Actually Worry About This New Coronavirus?
Tara C. Smith
Published: February 5, 2020

Is the world at risk of a coronavirus pandemic?
TRT World
Published: February 5, 2020

Shoddy Coronavirus Studies Are Going Viral And Stoking Panic
Stephanie M. Lee
Published: February 4, 2020

The New Coronavirus Is a Truly Modern Epidemic
Ed Yong
The Atlantic
Published: February 3, 2020

‘There Are Sensible Voices That Are Emerging,’ How Scientists Are Using Social Media to Counter Coronavirus Misinformation
Jasmine Aguilera
Published: January 31, 2020

Coronavirus Research Is Moving at Top Speed—With a Catch
Adam Rogers
Published: January 31, 2020

No, We’re Not About to See ‘Contagion’ Come True
Ciara Wardlow
Film School Rejects
Published: January 31, 2020

Q&A on the Wuhan Coronavirus
Jessica McDonald
Published: January 30, 2020

Coronavirus offers reasons for concern but not for panic
The Editorial Board
USA Today
Published: January 29, 2020

The Wuhan Virus Is Not a Lab-Made Bioweapon
Justin Ling
Foreign Policy
Published: January 29, 2020

Don’t Worry About The Coronavirus. Worry About The Flu.
Dan Vergano
Published: January 28, 2020

Coronavirus: China mask producers work overtime to meet demand
Michael Standaert
The Guardian
Published: January 28, 2020

Experts say China virus outbreak will last months at least
Washington (AFP)
France 24 (and Others)
Published: January 28, 2020

The Deceptively Simple Number Sparking Coronavirus Fears
Ed Yong
The Atlantic
Published: January 28, 2020

What Is the Coronavirus’s R0 and Why Does It Matter?
Beth Skwarecki
Published: January 27, 2020

The Health 202: Coronavirus infections are skyrocketing
Paige Winfield Cunninghum
Washington Post
Published: January 27, 2020

How the new coronavirus stacks up against SARS and MERS
Tina H. Saey
Science News Magazine
Published: January 24, 2020

Scientists Predict Wuhan’s Outbreak Will Get Much Worse
Megan Molteni
Published: January 24, 2020

Coronavirus: How is the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak coping?
Reality Check Team
BBC News
Published: January 24, 2020

Early Stage Research Sharing Leads to Change
Trish Willgar
Published: January 24, 2020

Concern grows about deadly virus in rural China as Wuhan sealed
Michael Standaert
Published: January 23, 2020

Up All Night with Rhod Sharp
BBC Radio 5 (Live)
First Broadcast: January 23, 2020

Could China’s New Coronavirus Become a Global Epidemic?
Megan Molteni
Published: January 22, 2020

10 Modern Female Innovators Shaking Up Health Care
Robyn Correll
Published: March 12, 2019

No news is bad news for public health
Carl Segerstrom
High Country News
Published: December 24, 2018

Explaining ‘herd immunity’ may convince more people to get flu shots
Lisa Rapaport
Published: July 6, 2018

Vaccines Alone Won’t Beat Ebola
Ed Yong
The Atlantic
Published: May 24, 2018

The Race to Find the Next Pandemic—Before It Finds Us
Maryn McKenna
Published: April 12, 2018

When towns lose their newspapers, disease detectives are left flying blind
Helen Branswell
Stat News
Published: March 20, 2018

Slight drop in measles vaccinations could triple infections in U.S. kids
Lisa Rapaport
Published: July 24, 2017

Trump era strengthens the vaccine doubters’ resolve
Sarah Murray
Financial Times
Published: April 18, 2017

Boston Researchers Use Local News Reports in Northwest Arkansas Mumps Outbreak Study
Zuzanna Sitek
Published: April 10, 2017

Brainstorm Health Daily: March 23, 2017
Clifton Leaf and Sy Mukherjee
Published: March 23, 2017

HUFFPOLLSTER: The First Ratings For Donald Trump’s Presidency Are Out
Ariel Edwards-Levy and Grace Sparks
Huffington Post
Published: January 24, 2017

Proposed Presidential Autism–Vaccine Panel Could Help Spread Disease
John McQuaid
Scientific American
Published: January 19, 2017

With latest Zika research, our picture of the virus gets cloudier
Helen Branswell
Stat News
Published: December 16, 2016

Post-election stress is a big problem (and not just for liberals)
James Sullivan
Boston Globe Magazine
Published: November 29, 2016

The season of Zika anxiety is over – for now
Chelsea Rice
Athena Insight
Published: October 24, 2016

Public health: Beating Ebola
Peter Piot
Published: September 21, 2016

Unraveling Zika
Genevieve Rajewski
Tufts Now
Published: August 8, 2016

What’s behind the WHO’s estimate of 3-4 million Zika cases?

Andrew Joseph
Stat News
Published: January 29, 2016

Everyone wants to fight cholera, but no one can agree on how
Doug Struck
Stat News
Published: December 7, 2015

Many children not vaccinated in timely manner
Megan Scudellari
Boston Globe
Published: November 30, 2015

Using Crowdsourcing to Track the Next Viral Disease Outbreak
The Takeaway with John Hockenberry
First Broadcast: November 3, 2015

Infectious Disease Cyber Detectives Keep Governments Accountable
Elizabeth Ross
First Broadcast and Published: October 29, 2015

The Hacker Who Exposed South Korea’s Deadly Epidemic

Mark Zastrow
Published: October 1, 2015

Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk
Jane E. Brody
New York Times
Published: August 10, 2015

#ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign supported by women at MIT, Kendall Square, and elsewhere
Stephanie McFeeters
Boston Globe
Published: August 5, 2015

Inside the $105 million lab that wants to wipe out MERS and Ebola
Nsikan Akpan
PBS Newshour
Published: June 5, 2015

The Download: Maia Majumder sees herself as a data point
Nidhi Subbaraman
BetaBoston (Boston Globe)
Published: April 10, 2015

Vaccination Gaps Helped Fuel Disneyland Measles Spread
Scott Hensley
NPR Shots
Published: March 16, 2015

Disneyland measles outbreak linked to low vaccination rates
Lisa Rappaport
Published: March 16, 2015

Yes, Low Immunization Rates Are Responsible For The Measles Outbreak, Study Suggests
Tara Haelle
Published: March 16, 2015

No Shit: Disneyland Measles Outbreak Linked to Anti-Vaxxers
Kara Brown
Published: March 16, 2015

Vaccine refusal helped fuel Disneyland measles outbreak, study says
Karen Kaplan
LA Times
Published: March 16, 2015

Is Boston Ready to Handle Ebola? Yes.
Chelsea Rice
Published: December 3, 2014

New England researchers help shape the fight on Ebola
Carolyn Y. Johnson
Boston Globe
Published: November 3, 2014

How many Ebola cases are there really?
Martin Enserink
Science Insider
Published: October 20, 2014

HealthMap tracks Ebola’s footprints online, preparing for the next big outbreak
Nidhi Subbaraman
BetaBoston (Boston Globe)
Published: October 6, 2014

Ebola virus: Why estimates run from 20,000 cases to more than a million

Ariel Zirulnick
CS Monitor
Published: September 26, 2014

Chasing Ebola
Danielle Elliot
The Atlantic
Published: September 23, 2014

Boston researchers trying to forecast Ebola’s spread, but more data would help
Nidhi Subbaraman
BetaBoston (Boston Globe)
Published: September 2, 2014

How Deadly is Ebola?
BBC More or Less
First Broadcast: August 29, 2014

How Deadly is Ebola?
BBC World Service
First Broadcast: August 10, 2014

Who, What, Why: How many people infected with ebola die?
James Fletcher
BBC Magazine
Published: August 9, 2014

The Ebola outbreak that refuses to die

Jennifer Yang
Toronto Star
Published: June 19, 2014

Deadly Resurgence
Marjorie Howard
Tufts Journal
Published: November 3, 2010

The Cholera Epidemic: Have we found a solution?
Ikramul Khaled
The Independent
Published: August 6, 2010