Antonio Regalado, MIT Tech Review

Antonio Regalado

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Past articles by Antonio:

Russia says it has a covid vaccine called “Sputnik-V”

Russia has cleared a vaccine against covid-19 for emergency use on health-care workers this fall. Fast advance: Russian president Vladimir Putin said during a meeting on Tuesday that the newly registered vaccine “has passed all the necessary tests” and that one of his daughters had received the inoculation. “She has taken part in the… → Read More

A drug that cools the body’s reaction to Covid-19 appears to save lives

In an advance toward conquering covid-19, doctors in Michigan say an antibody drug may sharply cut the chance patients on a ventilator will die. The problem: The pandemic viral disease is infecting millions, and for those who end up on a ventilator in an ICU, the odds are grim. More than half are dying. The… → Read More

More vaccines have protected monkeys against covid-19, suggesting they might work in people

A team at Harvard University is the third to show that prototype vaccines can protect monkeys from covid-19, raising the chance of a shot against the pandemic disease. → Read More

Up to 4% of Silicon Valley is already infected with coronavirus

A study from a noted pandemic skeptic suggests the virus is more widespread but less deadly than people think. → Read More

The race to find a covid-19 drug in the blood of survivors

Scientists are scrambling to find powerful antibodies that can turn back the disease. But can they manufacture enough for everyone? → Read More

Blood tests show 14% of people are now immune to covid-19 in one town in Germany

How many people have really been infected by the coronavirus? In one German town a preliminary answer is in: about 14%. The municipality of Gangelt, near the border with the Netherlands, was hard hit by covid-19 after a February carnival celebration drew thousands to the town, turning it into an accidental petri dish. Now, after… → Read More

Why I am volunteering to get the coronavirus vaccine

We spoke to Ian Haydon, who will soon be one of 45 people who will get an experimental covid-19 vaccine in Seattle. → Read More

Would you volunteer to get the coronavirus? Someone may have a job for you.

It won’t be pleasant, but it could help prove quickly if a Covid-19 vaccine works. → Read More

Which Covid-19 drugs work best?

The first medical reports are in, but there’s no silver bullet for coronavirus infection yet. → Read More

This blood test can tell us how widespread coronavirus really is

A test can see if a person has ever been infected, even if they had no symptoms. → Read More

What is herd immunity and can it stop the coronavirus?

Once enough people get Covid-19, it will stop spreading on its own. But the costs will be devastating. → Read More

How bad can coronavirus get in the US? We’re about to find out.

The key question right now is how similar the US will be to Italy. → Read More

Worst-case coronavirus scenario: 214 million Americans infected, 1.7 million dead

The worst-case figures are what would happen if no action is taken to slow the virus, which spreads person to person. → Read More

Here’s how long the coronavirus can live in the air and on packages

The virus prefers steel and plastic, materials commonly found in hospitals and homes. → Read More

Covid-19 is now officially a pandemic

The World Health Organization in Geneva said today that the spreading coronavirus contagion is now officially a pandemic. → Read More

Harvard and MIT tell students not to return from spring break due to coronavirus

After an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease Covid-19 was found spreading through Boston's biomedical community, Harvard University said it will move classes online and is telling students not to return from spring break.This story is part of our ongoing coverage of the coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak. → Read More

A coronavirus vaccine will take at least 18 months—if it works at all

Why a coronavirus vaccine won't be ready this year. → Read More

A Bill Gates program will send Seattle residents at-home coronavirus tests

People in Seattle who worry they’re infected by the new coronavirus may soon be able to get answers, thanks to a plan funded by the Gates Foundation to distribute at-home nose swabs, the Seattle Times reports.Home test: People will be able to use the kits at home, sending the swabs in for analysis. → Read More

Gene sleuths are tracking the coronavirus outbreak as it happens

Genetic data shows that countries are getting hit with multiple introductions of the virus. → Read More

How to prepare for the coronavirus like a pro

Some of the smartest people I know are getting ready for a crisis—including me. → Read More