Even if you can’t go full lockdown right now, you can still #FlattenTheCurve

There’s a kind of all-or-nothing fatalism I’ve seen take hold in some people, which goes something like: “if I can’t isolate myself entirely, then I’m just going to get infected anyway, so what’s the point in doing anything different?” This is wrong. Don’t be like this, because social isolation and “flattening the curve” aren’t solely

COVID-19: key developments for Friday, March 13, 2020

A collection of key developments in the fight against COVID-19 (the actual virus is SARS-COV-2), posted throughout the week for those who just want the signal and not the noise. If there’s something you think we should include, sound off in the comments thread attached to the post. Visit our Wuhan coronavirus status page and

“Like a state of war in times of peace”: we talked to four Italians about life in lockdown

We interviewed four Italians about what life is like in Northern Italy, with the coronavirus filling up hospitals and the entire country on lockdown. The idea was to get a possible glimpse of what’s in store for us in the coming weeks, as the case counts rise and our own healthcare system approaches the tipping

Lessons from Lockdown: I’m done trying to convince the doubters to prepare

“Lessons from Lockdown” is an op-ed series where contributors write about their personal experiences with self-isolation for COVID-19. We’re committed to publishing a variety of voices and perspectives in this series, and we generally leave contributors’ thoughts and ideas as-is even in places where we as a site might have a different take. For The

A framework for thinking through what’s next for COVID-19

Nothing in this article is a specific prediction. It’s a discussion of the range of things that could happen over the next few weeks with COVID and the factors that will determine which of these possibilities becomes actual. To make things easier to talk about, here’s an internal framework we’ve been using internally at The