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As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, scientists are analyzing new ways to track it.
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7 expert perspectives on what COVID-19 means for the planet

At the height of the first wave, many people took heart from the drop in air pollution resulting from global lockdowns.

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Experts agree that the legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for years, even after the immediate threat has passed.

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People in these countries think their government did a good job of dealing with the pandemic

Spoiler: Most people actually approved of their government's approach.

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How well did your country respond to the pandemic?
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The history of America, by and for doctors

The unfamiliar landscape of America's medical past is marked by bizarre incidents, forgotten breakthroughs and selfless sacrifice.

  • We all know Columbus, but who remembers Diego Alvarez Chanca, his doctor?
  • This map does – and it lists centuries of medical figures, events, and achievements.
  • It provides an unusual perspective on North American history… with one exception.
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Study warns of delayed flu outbreaks after pandemic ends

The positive steps we are taking to prevent disease might have a negative side effect.

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  • A new study out of Princeton suggests that measures to prevent COVID-19 are also preventing certain other diseases.
  • The nature of seasonal diseases means that people who avoid them this year may just be putting it off, leading to a large wave later.
  • These estimates don't mean we should be less preventive now, only that we must be sure to take care in the future.
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