Born into a coronavirus world: how new parents and infants can stay safe.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~9 min
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Scientists explain what you need to know about the COVID-19 risks in the air, from how aerosols form to how to keep kids safe on a school bus.
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Several vaccines are in Phase 3 trials. So when will we know whether any of these will protect against COVID-19?
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~10 min
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From setting passwords to cultivating patience, a mindful approach to virtual working, studying and socializing can make life online manageable.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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SARS-CoV-2 infection can block pain, opening up unexpected new possibilities for research into pain relief medication
The SARS-CoV-2 virus usually infects the body via the ACE2 protein. But there is another entry point that allows the virus to infect the nervous system and block pain perception.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
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The Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Initiative aims to catalyze evidence-based policy solutions to the challenges posed by the pandemic.
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COVID-19 vaccines: Open source licensing could keep Big Pharma from making huge profits off taxpayer-funded research
Governments must embrace policies that promote sharing and collective invention to create and distribute a vaccine quickly.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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A CRISPR-based test developed at MIT and the Broad Institute can detect nearly as many cases as the standard Covid-19 diagnostic.
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A public campaign to build trust may be needed if a successful vaccine candidate is to be taken by enough Americans to interrupt the COVID pandemic, a Harvard public health expert said.
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How a new way of parsing COVID-19 data began to show the breadth of health gaps between Blacks and whites
Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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