Yes, kids can get COVID-19 – 3 pediatricians explain what's known about coronavirus and children

Research shows that children can become infected with the coronavirus and spread it to others. Though rare, some kids do become severely ill and a few have died from COVID-19.

Shipra Gupta, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease, West Virginia University • conversation
July 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: children public-health coronavirus immune-system school death transmission sars-cov-2 disease reopening infection masks kawasaki-disease kids covd-19

'Normal' human body temperature is a range around 98.6 F – a physiologist explains why

'Normal' body temperature varies from person to person by age, time of day, where it's measured, and even menstrual cycle. External conditions also influence your thermometer reading.

JohnEric Smith, Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology, Mississippi State University • conversation
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: coronavirus metabolism inflammation sars-cov-2 fever infection immune-response temperature body-temperature warmblood warm-bloodedness

How people react to the threat of disease could mean COVID-19 is reshaping personalities

Human psychology has evolved to avoid situations that could lead to infection. Behavioral choices now could have long-term effects on how people interact with others and the world.

Vivian Zayas, Associate Professor of Psychology, Cornell University • conversation
May 4, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus immune-system psychology sars-cov-2 disease anthony-fauci infection pathogens germs personality diseases disgust pathogen health-behaviors behavior

Malaria 'completely stopped' by microbe

Scientists say the microbe - found in the wild near Lake Victoria - has enormous potential.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
May 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: malaria infection medical-research mosquitos

Coronavirus: are we underestimating how many people have had it? Sweden thinks so

Swedish authorities claim the country is rapidly approaching herd immunity.

Paul W Franks, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Lund University • conversation
April 23, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: epidemiology covid-19 coronavirus pandemic infection sweden uk

Social distancing: What it is and why it's the best tool we have to fight the coronavirus

With no vaccines or treatments, the fight against coronavirus comes down to this behavioral technique. A physician explains how it works.

Thomas Perls, Professor of Medicine, Boston University • conversation
March 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  health  public-health  covid-19  coronavirus  pandemic  quarantine  sars-cov-2  social-distancing  outbreak  viruses  infection

Measles makes body 'forget' how to fight infection

The virus can cause 'immune amnesia' which shifts our defences back to a 'baby-like' state.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Oct. 31, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: vaccination infection medical-research

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