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Coronavirus: Research, Commentary, and News

The Science journals are striving to provide the best and most timely research, analysis, and news coverage of COVID-19 and the coronavirus that causes it. All content is free to access.

News

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Research and Commentary

Holden Thorp (Editor-in-Chief), Science: Valda Vinson (Editor, Research), Lisa Chong (Editor, Insights), Caroline Ash (Infectious diseases editor)

This is real
H. Holden Thorp
Journal Article | Science Date: 27 March 2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb9223

COVID-19 needs a Manhattan Project
Seth Berkley
Journal Article | Science Date: 25-March-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb8654

The effect of human mobility and control measures on the COVID-19 epidemic in China
Moritz U. G. Kraemer, Chia-Hung Yang, Bernardo Gutierrez, Chieh-Hsi Wu, Brennan Klein, David M. Pigott, Open COVID-19 Data Working Group, Louis du Plessis, Nuno R. Faria, Ruoran Li, William P. Hanage, John S. Brownstein, Maylis Layan, Alessandro Vespignani, Huaiyu Tian, Christopher Dye, Oliver G. Pybus, Samuel V. Scarpino
Research Article | Science Date: 25-Mar-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb4218

Combating COVID-19—The role of robotics in managing public health and infectious diseases
Guang-Zhong Yang, Bradley J. Nelson, Robin R. Murphy, Howie Choset, Henrik Christensen, Steven H. Collins, Paolo Dario, Ken Goldberg, Koji Ikuta, Neil Jacobstein, Danica Kragic, Russell H. Taylor, Marcia McNutt
Editorial | Science Robotics Date: 25-Mar-2020 DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.abb5589

Underpromise, overdeliver
H. Holden Thorp
Editorial | Science Date: 23 March 2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb8492

Crystal structure of SARS-CoV-2 main protease provides a basis for design of improved α-ketoamide inhibitors
Linlin Zhang, Daizong Lin, Xinyuanyuan Sun, Ute Curth, Christian Drosten, Lucie Sauerhering, Stephan Becker, Katharina Rox, Rolf Hilgenfeld
Report | Science Date: 20-Mar-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb3405

Time to pull together
H. Holden Thorp  
Editorial | Science Date: 16-March-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb7518

Substantial undocumented infection facilitates the rapid dissemination of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2)
Ruiyun Li, Sen Pei, Bin Chen, Yimeng Song, Tao Zhang, Wan Yang, Jeffrey Shaman  
Research Article| Science Date: 16-March-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb3221 

Do us a favor
H. Holden Thorp
Editorial | Science Date: 11-Mar-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb6502

New coronavirus outbreak: Framing questions for pandemic prevention
Scott P. Layne, James M. Hyman, David M. Morens, Jeffrey K. Taubenberger
Editorial | Science Translational Medicine Date: 11-March-2020 DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.abb1469

The effect of travel restrictions on the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Matteo Chinazzi, Jessica T. Davis, Marco Ajelli, Corrado Gioannini, Maria Litvinova, Stefano Merler, Ana Pastore y Piontti, Kunpeng Mu, Luca Rossi, Kaiyuan Sun, Cécile Viboud, Xinyue Xiong, Hongjie Yu, M. Elizabeth Halloran, Ira M. Longini Jr., Alessandro Vespignani
Research Article | Science Date: 6-Mar-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.aba9757

Structural basis for the recognition of the SARS-CoV-2 by full-length human ACE2
Renhong YanYuanyuan ZhangYaning LiLu XiaYingying GuoQiang Zhou
Research Article | Science Date: 4-Mar-2020  DOI: 10.1126/science.abb2762

The costs of secrecy
H. Holden Thorp
Editorial | Science Date: 28-Feb-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb4420

Cryo-EM structure of the 2019-nCoV spike in the prefusion conformation
Daniel Wrapp,  Nianshuang Wang, Kizzmekia S. Corbett, Jory A. Goldsmith, Ching-Lin Hsieh,  Olubukola Abiona, Barney S. Graham, Jason S. McLellan
Report | Science Date: 19-Feb-2020  DOI: 10.1126/science.abb2507

Letters to the Editor

Permanently ban wildlife consumption
Nian Yang et al.
Letter to the Editor | Science Date: 27-Mar-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb1938

Wildlife consumption ban is insufficient
Hongxin Wang et al.
Letter to the Editor | Science Date: 27-Mar-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb6463

COVID-19 drives new threat to bats in China
Huabin Zhao
Letter to the Editor | Science Date: 27-Mar-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb3088

Travel restrictions violate international law
Benjamin Mason Meier et al.
Letter to the Editor | Science Date: 27-Mar-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb6950

Aggregated mobility data could help fight COVID-19
Caroline O. Buckee et al.
Letter to the Editor | Science Date: 23-Mar-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb8021

Preventing COVID-19 prejudice in academia
Piotr Rzymski, Michał Nowicki
Letter to the Editor | Science Date: 20-Mar-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb4870

Misguided drug advice for COVID-19
Garret A. FitzGerald
Letter to the Editor | Science Date: 20-Mar-2020 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb8034

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