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.
July 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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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.
July 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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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.
July 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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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.
July 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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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,
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Got a computer? You can help resarchers learn more about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 from your house with [email protected]
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Does COVID-19 affect the brain? A new study shows that the coronavirus can infect the human brain cells and multiply.
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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.
July 1, 2020 • ~9 min
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