Tag: symptomatic disease

  • Our COVID Vocabulary Needs a Reset

    Our COVID Vocabulary Needs a Reset

    One of the best and toughest parts of being a science writer is acting as a kind of jargon liaison. Weird, obscure, aggressively multisyllabic words appear in scientific discourse; I, wielding nothing but a Google Doc, a cellphone, and the Powers of the Internet™, wrest these terms from their academic hidey-holes and try to pin…

  • The Delta Variant: What You Can Do If You’re Vaccinated

    The Delta Variant: What You Can Do If You’re Vaccinated

    For the past year and a half, humans around the world have been asked to do something we’re pretty bad at, even in the best of circumstances: figure out what constitutes safety, and act accordingly. A well-understood risk doesn’t necessarily improve our thought processes, thanks to a host of cognitive biases and external pressures that…