Inundated with tourists fleeing lockdowns, Savannah, Georgia’s fight against COVID-19 has been an uphill battle. New vaccine trials offer a source of hope—and another battlefront.
Alexandra Marvar is a freelance journalist and the managing editor of Being Patient, an editorially independent source for brain health science and news. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Nation.
One recent survey found that more men believe pandemic-related conspiracy theories than women, political affiliation aside. But as with all things coronavirus, it’s complicated.
Posing as a harmless messenger molecule, the coronavirus persuades human cells to do its bidding. Treatments will need to unmask it as an intruder—or even deceive it right back.