Making sense of the coronavirus pandemic— what the science is telling us, and what you can do to prevent its spread

I’m an infectious disease epidemiologist with a background in new and emerging infections, just like this new coronavirus which is currently sweeping the world.

Over the past few weeks I’ve watched as a lot of fear and misinformation has swirled round the internet, and it occurred to me that a lot of it is there because people simply don’t really understand how the science of new infections works, and why the messages we are hearing seem…