A leading infectious disease expert explains how to be as safe as possible on this very different Fourth

This is the first Fourth of July in which Americans must deal with the coronavirus pandemic. One of the nation's premier infectious disease experts explains why it's important to take special care.

William Schaffner, Professor of preventive medicine, health policy, infectious diseses, Vanderbilt University • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  coronavirus-2020  fourth-of-july

Once there’s a COVID-19 vaccine, who’ll get access?

"...it's wrong to think that a [COVID-19 vaccine] will be a flick-of-a-switch solution that saves the entire world at once."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines money featured health-and-medicine

How to manage plant pests and diseases in your victory garden

The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.

Carolee Bull, Professor of Plant Pathology and Systematic Bacteriology, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: bacteria covid-19 insects soil plants fungi viruses integrated-pest-management gardening nematodes weeds land-grant-universities plant-health victory-garden

Once there’s a COVID vaccine, who’ll get access?

"...it's wrong to think that a [COVID-19 vaccine] will be a flick-of-a-switch solution that saves the entire world at once."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines money featured health-and-medicine

Group testing for coronavirus – called pooled testing – could be the fastest and cheapest way to increase screening nationwide

Screening multiple samples with a single test gets more people diagnosed using fewer supplies. Two health policy researchers explain how it works and how it could help the U.S.

Erin Trish, Associate Director, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics, University of Southern California • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus sars-cov-2 testing diagnostic-tests rt-pcr swab-test red-cross

The science of how you sound when you talk through a face mask

Worried you won't be understood while wearing a mask? Don't be. We studied how people sound while talking through fabric and the results are encouraging.

Dominic Watt, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Speech Science, University of York • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus linguistics speech face-masks coronavirus-insights

Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue

COVID-19 is comparable to climate and extinction emergencies, say scientists from the UK and US – all share features such as lagged impacts, feedback loops,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change conservation covid-19

You can aid COVID-19 research with [email protected]

Got a computer? You can help resarchers learn more about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 from your house with [email protected]

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 research proteins computers featured health-and-medicine citizen-scientists

COVID-19 affects human neurons, mini-brains show

Does COVID-19 affect the brain? A new study shows that the coronavirus can infect the human brain cells and multiply.

Carly Kempler-Johns Hopkins • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 neurons brains featured health-and-medicine artificial-organs

COVID-19 and telehealth may be changing how much you know about your therapist

With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.

Adrienne Lapidos, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health psychiatry covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic telehealth mental-illness therapy telemedicine covid-19-front-lines technology psychotherapy

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