COVER STORY This issue: Unlucky graduates. How COVID-19 will shape the Class of 2020. They call it commencement because it’s supposed to be a new beginning. College graduation is one of life’s last clean transitions, a final passage from adolescence to adulthood that is predictable in ways other transitions rarely are. Relationships end with breakups or death, jobs often end with quitting or firing, but college is one of the only things in life that ends with a fresh start. Except when it doesn’t. One morning in March, Clavey Robertson took a study break and climbed onto the roof of his dorm at the University of California, Berkeley…To understand the world we live in, read TIME.
In March, the Biotech Company Moderna became one of the first to begin testing an experimental COVID-19 vaccine in healthy human volunteers. Now, the company has reported positive results from a small Phase 1 study: Moderna said on May 18 that there are encouraging early signs that the vaccine, which researchers have tested in three different doses, generates antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in levels that are similar to or higher than those seen in the plasma of people who actually recovered from infections…
Why we need the WHO, despite its flaws. COVID-19 has a way of making both individuals and governments feel vulnerable, and it’s only human to look for someone to blame when things go badly wrong. That’s why it sometimes seems as if willingness to absorb abuse is a natural part of the World Health Organization’s mandate. The international agency has certainly come in for its share of criticism, and some of it is warranted. The WHO was slow to publicly recognize the scale of the threat posed by the outbreak in China…
TIME Magazine 2020 June 01 issue
COVID. By Alice Park