TIME

Early Detection Is a Key Defense

he epidemic of a new coronavirus is a stark reminder of the threat infectious diseases pose, but there’s one encouraging development. Within weeks of the virus’s being reported, scientists in China quickly isolated and sequenced the virus and shared the data with

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from TIME

TIME14 min read
The Equalizers
SPEAKING UP FOR THE POOR FOR 27 YEARS, THE REV. WILLIAM J. BARBER II HAS been the pastor at a church in the small city of Goldsboro, N.C. But on a recent afternoon, he could be found at a hotel in Raleigh, about an hour away from home. His work as an
TIME3 min read
Ready, Player One? 2020 Promises Swan Songs
By this time next year, a devoted gamer may well have a shiny new console hooked up to the TV: upgrades to Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox are expected for the 2020 holiday season. But cry not for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One—the best games
TIME3 min read
Q+A: Bryan Stevenson
Reforming criminal justice has growing bipartisan support. President Trump signed a law in 2018 that, among other things, offers exceptions to mandatory minimums and reduces crack sentences. What do you make of it? I don’t think most people understan