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A health worker carries out an olfactory test to monitor smell loss to a resident 65 km from Buenos Aires city, on May 24, 2020, amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP via Getty Images

COVID-19, smell and taste – how is COVID-19 different from other respiratory diseases?

Many respiratory viruses cause us to temporarily lose our sense of smell. But SARS-CoV-2 isn't like those other viruses. Researchers are now exploring how it differs and whether patients recover.
Buddhist monks in Thailand pray at Phleng temple amid the COVID-19 crisis, May 11, 2020. Chaiwat Subprasom/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

How do Buddhists handle coronavirus? The answer is not just meditation

Many in the West may see Buddhism as more of a philosophy than a religion, but for millions of people worldwide Buddhism is very much a faith – and prayer is part of their COVID-19 response.
Une femme regarde de nouvelles tenues anti-SRAS pour le personnel médical exposées, le 6 novembre 2003, à Shanghai, en Chine, au moment où le pays se préparait à une résurgence de la maladie, qui n’a jamais eu lieu. AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

La mystérieuse disparition du premier virus SRAS, et pourquoi il nous faudra un vaccin pour nous débarrasser du deuxième

Le COVID-19 et le SRAS sont tous deux mortels - mais différents. Les symptômes du SRAS apparaissaient rapidement, ce qui l'a rendu plus facile à contenir. Le virus est donc mort.
A conceptual schematic of a laser-based method for identifying the coronavirus quickly. Penn State University

Lasers could speed up coronavirus diagnostics

A team of physicists, virologists and computer scientists are seeking to develop a coronavirus diagnostic tool that could deliver rapid results.
Visitors look at new anti-SARS outfits for medical workers on display Thursday Nov. 6, 2003 in Shanghai, China, as the country braced for a resurgence. The disease never made a comeback. AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

The mysterious disappearance of the first SARS virus, and why we need a vaccine for the current one but didn’t for the other

COVID-19 and SARS are both deadly – but different. SARS symptoms were quick to appear, making it easier to contain. Because health officials were able to contain it, the virus died off.
Baseball fans look through a fence of the stadium following the cancellation of a game in Fort Myers, Florida. AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Why sports still matter – even in a time when you can’t actually watch any

All major sports events have been canceled at this time. Two sports philosophers remind people how sports help us bond as a community and why we miss them.

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