James Hamblin, The Atlantic

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Past articles by James:

Mask Mandates Will Come and Go and Come Again

The value of masks is falling. But it may rise again. → Read More

One Vaccine to Rule Them All

What if a single vaccine could protect us against SARS, MERS, COVID-19, and every other coronavirus-related disease, forever and ever? → Read More

The Urgency of Vaccinating Kids

The fact that many adults are still refusing the vaccine makes immunizing children even more important. → Read More

The False Dilemma of Post-Vaccination Risk

We’ll never know for sure how contagious people are after they’re vaccinated, but we do know how they should act. → Read More

Listen: Can You Get Reinfected?

The Brazil variant raises a scary question—and reminds us that herd immunity matters across borders. → Read More

The President Is Infected

What is currently known about Trump’s health, and what it means for everyone else → Read More

How We Survive the Winter

The coming months of the pandemic could be catastrophic. The U.S. still has ways to prepare. → Read More

Herd Immunity Is Not a Strategy

What the term actually means, and what it doesn’t. → Read More

A New Understanding of Herd Immunity

The portion of the population that needs to get sick is not fixed. We can change it. → Read More

Don’t Close Parks. Open Up Streets.

Give people the public space they need right now. → Read More

You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus

Most cases are not life-threatening, which is also what makes the virus a historic challenge to contain. → Read More

20 Seconds to Optimize Hand Wellness

One of the world’s most crucial and selfless acts is still simply washing your hands. → Read More

How to Not Die This Thanksgiving

Tips to avoid being poisoned, intentionally or otherwise → Read More

One Suffocating City Is a Harbinger of Health Crises Around the World

News images from New Delhi seem cut from an apocalyptic outbreak film. → Read More

Should I Eat Potatoes While I Run?

Consuming a lot of sugar is essential for endurance athletes, but the process doesn’t need to be complicated. → Read More

The Power of One Push-Up

Several simple ways of measuring a person’s health might matter more than body weight. → Read More

Alabama Moves to State-Ordered Castration

A new law for child sex offenders harkens back to a time when much less was known about human sexuality. → Read More

7 Biohacks to Master Before Worrying About Other Biohacks

Stay focused. → Read More

Will Trump Live to 500?

The president underwent an extensive physical exam this week. His doctor’s rosy assessment is at odds with observable reality. → Read More

A Daily Drink Is Almost Certainly Not Going to Hurt You

Some reassuring context for a study that warns there is “no safe level of alcohol consumption.” → Read More