The Year that COVID Built: a Look Back on 2020

What will you remember about 2020? Many of us suffered loss of loved ones from the pandemic; even more of us have seen our livelihoods put in peril. But there are some memories we will all share – captured in the news media that serve as the ‘first draft of …

How WHO is Working to Track Down the Animal Reservoir of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

The introduction of a new virus to the human population is one of the greatest mysteries an epidemiologist can hope to unravel. Some of the most common and deadliest human diseases are caused by bacteria or viruses of animal origin. In recent decades this trend has only increased, with an …