Stroke death rates are far higher in rural areas

There are big gaps between urban and rural care for strokes in the US, new research shows. In remote areas, death rates are 21% higher than in cities.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

Rethinking what research means during a global pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19, researchers can become trusted figures of authority who can re-appropriate their networks, skills and knowledge to better the lives of vulnerable populations.

Ann M. Cheney, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine Population and Public Health, University of California, Riverside • conversation
June 26, 2020 ~10 min

Building a framework for remote making

A decision-making framework and wiki for students developed by MIT Project Manus and MIT Environment, Health and Safety enables safe making from home.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
June 17, 2020 ~9 min

How coronavirus contact tracing works in a state Dr. Fauci praised as a model to follow

Since the state's first coronavirus case surfaced, trained case investigators have traced the contacts of every person who tested positive. Here's what else South Carolina got right.

Jenny Meredith, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, University of South Carolina • conversation
May 28, 2020 ~9 min

Is your neighborhood raising your coronavirus risk? Redlining decades ago set communities up for greater danger

Neighborhood characteristics like pollution from busy roads, widespread public transit use and lack of community-based health care are putting certain communities at greater risk from COVID-19.

Sarah Rowan, Assistant Professor of Medicine-Infectious Disease, University of Colorado Denver • conversation
May 26, 2020 ~11 min

Coronavirus has revealed the power of social networks in a crisis

The community networks that social platforms host go much deeper than the technology. They have enabled a shift in the way we communicate with each other – especially in a crisis.

Jon Chamberlain, Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Essex • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~6 min

Examining the social impact of Covid-19

Survey from the Saxe Lab aims to measure the toll of social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
April 21, 2020 ~3 min

COVID-19 may hit rural residents hard, and that spells trouble because of lack of rural health care

Rural America has special problems as it copes with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kevin J. Bennett, Professor, University of South Carolina • conversation
April 13, 2020 ~7 min

Graduate School of Design begins PPE production for area hospitals

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) began production of personal protective equipment (PPE) on Sunday.

Travis Dagenaos • harvard
April 7, 2020 ~5 min

4 challenges schools face in moving education online

With many schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, students are getting more learning via the internet. But not everyone has equal internet access.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~10 min