September 5, 2021.Reading time 2 minutes.
In April 2020, FERN reporter Leah Douglas started tracking COVID-19 outbreaks at meatpacking plants, food processing facilities, and farms. On September 2, Douglas announced that the project is shutting down.
August 8, 2021.Reading time 13 minutes.
This week, I had the opportunity to talk to Mike, a Bear Week attendee from Pittsburgh, who caught COVID-19 in Provincetown. He told me about his experience attending parties, getting sick, and learning about the scale of the outbreak.
November 8, 2020.Reading time 14 minutes.
Between 10% and 20% of people infected with COVID-19 are responsible for 80% of the virus’ spread. Scientists are learning to better understand COVID-19 spread by keeping tabs on those instances where one person infects many, which they call superspreading events. While research continues about the underlying biology driving who is infectious and who isn’t, investigating the events in which people get infected can help us better understand how to protect ourselves and our communities.