A Few Recommended Reads

A quick roundup of smart stories to read over the weekend

Slate has taken on a viral story suggesting Covid-19 was spreading in California as early as fall 2019. “Let’s start with the facts,” writes Jane C. Hu. “I reached out to Stanford Medicine to try to understand the goals of its antibody test and how it relates to Hanson’s fall 2019 theory. The short answer on the latter is that it doesn’t. ‘Our research does not suggest that the virus was here that early,’ says Lisa Kim of Stanford’s media relations team.”



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