small groups of people gathering outside of a ferris wheel

To end this pandemic, we must trust science

Researchers are struggling in fits and starts to understand the coronavirus, but that's how science works.

Social distancing at Jubilee Gardens near the London Eye Ferris wheel
This story appears in the November 2020 issue of National Geographic magazine.

How these images were made:
The photographer chose to capture our new routines with a thermal imaging camera to reflect how body temperature became an indicator of whether we might have the coronavirus. Temperatures are converted into a gradient of colors, ranging from cool blues to warm oranges.
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