Coronavirus: there's no one perfect model of the disease

Each model is another part of the jigsaw.

Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Mathematical Modelling, UCL
April 3, 2020 | conversation

~9 mins

Tags: coronavirus covid-19

Website makes ‘urgent plea’ for plasma of COVID-19 survivors

A new website aims to connect COVID-19 survivors who could donate convalescent plasma, potential recipients, and their physicians.

Kim Ward-Michigan State
April 3, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine blood covid-19 plasma transplants

Amidst COVID-19 layoffs, health care needs workers

While the COVID-19 pandemic has already resulted in mass layoffs, health care and other essential workplaces will instead face critical workforce shortages.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill
April 3, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 jobs workplacess

7 tips to get your small business through COVID-19

Making these choices may help a small business get during the COVID-19 crisis, experts say.

Matt Shipman-NC State
April 3, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: society-and-culture business covid-19 jobs small-businesses social-lives

Faster recalls when medical companies have women directors

A study on product recalls finds "a difference in real and important safety outcomes for consumers, between firms that have women on their boards and those who do not."

George Vlahakis-Indiana
April 3, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture business ethics gender medical-devices

Coronavirus is growing exponentially – here’s what that really means

The awesome power of exponential growth explained.

Christian Yates, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, University of Bath
April 3, 2020 | conversation

~7 mins

Tags: mathematics infectious-diseases coronavirus disease-transmission exponential covid-19

Younger workers hit harder by coronavirus economic shock in UK and US

In addition, those on low incomes are more likely to have lost jobs or pay, and less able to complete work tasks from home. Researchers warn the COVID-19 downturn is likely to “increase inequality between young and old”.

Cambridge University News
April 3, 2020 | cambridge

~6 mins

Tags: covid-19 employment economics

A small trial finds that hydroxychloroquine is not effective for treating coronavirus

The president promoted the combination of hydroxychloroquine and an antibiotic for treating COVID-19. But a new study suggests it provides no benefits.

Katherine Seley-Radtke, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and President-Elect of the International Society for Antiviral Research, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
April 3, 2020 | conversation

~5 mins

Tags: fda antibiotics pandemic cdc coronavirus hydroxychloroquine anti-malarials covid-19 sars-cov-2 chloroquine

Social distancing works – just ask lobsters, ants and vampire bats

Using distance to avoid getting sick has deep evolutionary roots for humans and many other species.

Julia Buck, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington
April 3, 2020 | conversation

~8 mins

Tags: ants evolution bats contagion isolation animals altruism monkeys mice animal-behavior colonies coronavirus-2020 covid-19 social-distancing

In Depth Out Loud podcast: how to model a pandemic

An audio version of an in depth article on why mathematical modelling is crucial to understanding pandemics like the new coronavirus.

Christian Yates, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, University of Bath
April 3, 2020 | conversation

~2 mins

Tags: pandemic coronavirus epidemics in-depth-out-loud-podcast mathematical-modelling covid-19

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