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Could the Coronavirus Be Weakening as It Spreads?

Comments from two Italian doctors have triggered a wave of expert rebukes, but not everyone thinks that their views are far-fetched

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On May 31, the news agency Reuters published an article with an optimistic but incendiary headline: “New coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says.”

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.