The facts on COVID-19 and the road ahead: Curated by Helen Branswell

In less than a year, the new coronavirus that caused this dangerous disease has triggered massive economic dislocation, restructured work and introduced face masks and social distancing to a world often reluctant to embrace them. The unpredictable nature of the disease and the economic fallout from trying to contain its spread have led to a deeply polarized debate about the seriousness of the threat. The coming months will bring surges in cases, and likely new treatments and vaccines.

The facts on COVID-19 and the road ahead: Curated by Helen Branswell