This DIY contact tracing app helps people exposed to COVID-19 remember who they met

With new US COVID-19 cases topping 200,000 a day, contact tracers are overwhelmed. Here's how infected people can start tracing and notifying contacts themselves.

Ian Jason Lee, Doctoral Student, Florida International University • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

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Drug blocks SARS-CoV-2 transmission in ferrets

An oral drug called MK-4482/EIDD-2801 completely suppressed transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ferrets within 24 hours, researchers say. Could it work in humans?

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

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Drug blocks SARS-CoV-2 transmission in ferrets

An oral drug called MK-4482/EIDD-2801 completely suppressed transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ferrets within 24 hours, researchers say. Could it work in humans?

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

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New DIY contact tracing app expands the fight against COVID-19, using the science of memory

With new US COVID-19 cases topping 200,000 a day, contact tracers are overwhelmed. Here's how infected people can start tracing and notifying contacts themselves.

Ian Jason Lee, Doctoral Student, Florida International University • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

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Intimate partner violence has increased during pandemic, emerging evidence suggests

Calls for help to domestic violence shelters have risen during the pandemic, as risk factors for the escalation of violence have gone up. It may be time to implement new strategies to help.

H. Colleen Sinclair, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Mississippi State University • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

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How COVID-19 vaccines will get from the factory to your local pharmacy

A pharmaceutical supply chain expert explains the challenges of distributing the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna that need to be kept at very low temperatures.

Bahar Aliakbarian, Research associate professor of supply chain management, Michigan State University • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

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Researchers Discovered Efforts to Steal Vaccine Data

VOA Learning English • voa
Dec. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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Stronger early immune reaction might make COVID worse

While having a robust immune response to coronavirus infection may sound helpful, a new study shows the opposite may be true.

Leslie Tate-Tulane • futurity
Dec. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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During COVID, older adults should avoid the grocery store

Older adults should avoid making trips to the grocery store during the pandemic and instead use curbside pick-up or food delivery, new data shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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New role for ultrasound: Imaging lungs

Scientists once thought ultrasound would never be useful in looking at lung health. An expert explains how new advances are changing that.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Dec. 3, 2020 ~12 min

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