A year ago this week, The Verge published our first story about the coronavirus

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A year ago this week, the verge published our first story about the virus. The first case had arrived in the US. We’d only heard of about 300 cases reported in China and six deaths.

The 2002 SARS outbreak taught researchers speed, but was only a deadly teaser to the still-unnamed pandemic that was about to begin.

In just one year, more people in the US have died than us soldiers did in four years in World War II. More than 97 million people have contracted the virus and 2.1 million have died.

The broken path behind us is potholed with incompetence, arrogance, and ignorance. In my head, the milestones are rough and faded, and pass by in a blur. People who did n’t have to die, but who are still gone in a crash, in a silence and a breath.

400 lights lit up around the reflecting pool in Washington, DC. One for each of a thousand lives extinguished by the virus in the US.

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A Washington state nursing home was one of the first known outbreaks in the US. The virus thrives where people congregate and preys on people fighting other conditions.

Less than a year later, that same nursing home is fully vaccinated. Less than one year after the same same home was fully vaccinated.

The first U.S. outbreak site in the U.S. is fully vaccinated. The very first outbreak site is fully vaccinate.

Case numbers in nursing homes have dropped sharply after residents and staff got vaccinated. Cases in Connecticut have been both frantic and sad.

Every obituary to a life lost is still a heartbreak. I still tear up when I see the joy of a nurse getting vaccinated. We’re still not there yet, but we can hope that the road ahead of us is shorter and smoother.

A new pattern among the coronavirus variantsthree coronavirus variants all feature the same mutations. There’s a good description of how to read the names of different mutations.

Researchers think that some severe cases of disease may be caused by autoimmunity. Some infected people have no symptoms, while others endure symptoms that last for months.

It’s also been an unequal chaos, and black Americans are getting vaccinated at much lower rates than white americanschaos has defined the vaccine rollout in the US.

Mobile Labs take vaccine studies to underrepresented communities. In an effort to make these studies equitable, some researchers are bringing mobile Labs to communities.

Eli Lilly says its monoclonal antibody prevented covid-19 infections in a clinical trial. The company hopes that the IV treatment could be used to prevent infections during active outbreaks.

Baby monitors are the same ones you could buy on Amazon or at CVS. They’re stacked alongside a plastic bin full of clogs and a box of unused printer paper.

Chavi karkowsky writes for Slate about how her colleagues made do with what they had during covid surges. Physician and author chavi karkowky writes for the slate.

As quickly as the chills, fever and fatigue appeared, they were gone. Like the movie’Groundhog day’, I would relive the worst of covid.

Laura M. holson writes about her experience with’- long covid’ in the New York Times magazine. holson writes of her experiences with’long covids’.

More than 98,100,314 people worldwide have tested positive for positive. May your road to recovery be smooth, may your way to recovery.

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