COVID-19 and Novel Coronavirus Updates

NCSE answers questions about coronavirus for teachers.

March 12, 2021
How quickly we forget. When the coronavirus pandemic started, public health experts warned that vaccines were unlikely to become available for years. Having vaccines within 18 months was considered a wildly optimistic estimate. (Those experts were not just being killjoys—ensuring that a vaccine is…
March 5, 2021
Check out our entire series explaining the science involved in the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to receive our coronavirus update each week. We all really, really, really want this pandemic to be over. If we could somehow go back to the Before Times, when most of us had never…
February 19, 2021
Check out our entire series explaining the science involved in the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to receive our coronavirus update each week. From the National Writing Project: Writing, like any other art, teaches the entire range of “tools for thinking” that are required to be creative…
February 11, 2021
On January 28, 2021, The New York Times Magazine cover story, by Brooke Jarvis, was entitled: “What Can COVID-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell?” Reader, I loved this story so much, for so many reasons. Because there was cool biology, because it highlighted an area of science that…
February 4, 2021
Starting in February 2021, each month we shine a light on an aspect of science that is often misunderstood or misrepresented. Read all our Misconception of the Month articles. Fact: Evolution happens because some variants are more successful than others.

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