5 lessons for COVID-19 from the fight against HIV

The HIV pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are similar in key ways. Both exposed inequalities, became politicized, and require nuanced messaging.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~9 min

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COVID-19 is taking a major toll on our mental health

COVID-19 appears to be negatively affecting the mental health of the general population, health care workers, and patients.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

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Self-swab COVID tests may be just as accurate

COVID-19 tests that have patients swab their own noses are as accurate as the more invasive tests that health care workers administer, a small study finds.

Krista Conger-Stanford • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Death rate for people with COVID-19 symptoms is ‘staggering’

COVID-19 is a lot more deadly than the flu, a new study in the United States shows. "We can put that debate to rest," says Anirban Basu.

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Cities are slow to ease rent and evictions

Rent assistance and moratoriums on evictions are lagging behind the pandemic's impact on people's ability to pay, researchers report.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~10 min

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Will social distancing extend until mid-2021?

Without a COVID-19 vaccine, the UK may need to keep some social distancing measures in effect until mid-2021, experts say.

Tom Frew-Warwick • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~5 min

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Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

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Rush back to work risks hundreds of thousands of lives

"If policymakers prioritize short-term economic productivity more, their quarantine policies may lead to many times more deaths and hospitalizations..."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~8 min

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Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 nursing-homes seniors featured health-and-medicine caregivers pandemics

Can COVID-19 spread through feces?

Can COVID-19 spread through poop? A new study digs into what we know and what we don't.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~3 min

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