Science Headlines: Return to Play—Sports in the Time of Coronavirus

Professional sports leagues are returning to play in the coming weeks. Several college football camps are also underway, and high school sports will likely soon follow. Join epidemiologist Dr. Zach Binney and infectious disease doctor Gretchen Snoeyenbos Newman, MD, for an exploration of the science issues surrounding return to play during the pandemic.

Ronald Ross

Ronald Ross, an English physician, was born May 13, 1857.  In 1881, Ross joined the British Medical Services and was sent to India, where he began a slow search for the cause of malaria, which was the number one killer disease in India. In 1880, a French physician in...

John Graunt

John Graunt, an English tradesman, statistician, and epidemiologist, was born Apr. 24, 1620.  To call Graunt a statistician and an epidemiologist, while true, is misleading, because neither discipline existed until Graunt published his milestone book, Natural and...

John Snow

John Snow, an English physician, was born Mar. 15, 1813. In 1854, London was suffering through yet another cholera epidemic. Snow had long suspected that cholera is not caused by “miasmas” (air-borne infections), but rather by contaminants in the water supply. During…