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Why is the autumn 'wave' rising so fast?
Yes, it's a bit cooler outside. But does that really explain why the COVID-19 numbers have gone up so high? And so quickly? And if it doesn't, what does?
Weekly roundup — Europe, the COVID-19 surge & young adults
What, exactly, is behind the frightening surge in Europe's COVID-19 numbers? And are we blaming the wrong groups of people for it? Join us in the world's hottest coronavirus hotspot as we search for answers.
Europe is the world's worst coronavirus hot spot
It's not even close. Across Europe, coronavirus infections and deaths are surging in a way that has left people living here in disbelief.
Stop blaming young people
They party hard, hang out with friends, and don't really care if they get COVID-19. Right? Or could it be, as a new study from Germany suggests, that we've completely misjudged how young adults feel about the coronavirus?
Friends, family, infections
Be honest: Have you ever dropped the social distancing ('Just this once!') to make an exception for friends or family? And if so, did it somehow feel... less risky than if you'd done it for a stranger at the supermarket? This little quirk of human psychology, which usually helps us more than it hurts, is behind a massive surge in COVID-19 cases.
Horror fans & pandemic psychology
Are horror fans better prepared for a pandemic? And if so, why? We speak with a researcher about how scary movies, haunted houses, and apocalyptic video games may help your psyche during this pandemic.