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The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting everyday life around the world and endangering everyone. It is essential that people stay up-to-date on vital information during this continuing crisis. To that end, we are providing free access to our entire June Issue, including a Special Report on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Normally, a subscription is required to access the latest issue of Scientific American. We understand that this extraordinary moment makes it necessary for our reporting to be available to everyone.

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We hope you take this opportunity to read our COVID-19 coverage in this Special Report. Some of the stories you’ll find:

• How China’s ‘bat woman’ hunted down viruses from SARS to the new coronavirus

• Three ways to make coronavirus drugs in a hurry

• Virus mutations reveal how COVID-19 really spread

• How the COVID-19 pandemic could end

Also featured in this issue: interviews with health care workers from across the country who reflect on coping with the coronavirus. Hear their stories.

Wishing you good health,
Laura Helmuth, Editor-in-Chief