Pandemics can spread xenophobia and bigotry

New research digs into how epidemics and pandemics can lead to more xenophobia and bigotry. "It's interesting and really disappointing."

Deborah Todd - U. Pitsburgh • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: bias society-and-culture health-and-medicine pandemics

Team maps how the coronavirus went global

New research reconstructs the spread of coronavirus across the world in unprecedented detail. The analysis also shows early containment works.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses health-and-medicine pandemics

Seating is #1 COVID risk for fans in stadiums

"The single most important risk factor in a fan experience is seating; and, with mitigation, the risk in everything else is relatively small."

Leslie McCarthy-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 sports health-and-medicine pandemics

Pandemics have sparked anti-Asian hate crimes before

The US has a long history of anti-Asian hate crimes and "othering," say researchers, including the Chinese Exclusion Act, Japanese internment camps, and other events.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: history immigration bias united-states racism society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity pandemics

Pandemic fight costs 500X more than preventing one

The cost of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is around 500 times greater than what it would take to prevent pandemics by protecting tropical forests.

Jeremy Schwab-Boston University • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation covid-19 forests viruses money featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine pandemics

Team pinpoints the origin story of SARS-CoV-2

A reconstruction of the evolutionary origins of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, shows its lineage could hold other nasty viruses.

Sara LaJeunesse-Penn State • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: evolution covid-19 genomes viruses bats featured health-and-medicine pandemics

1 in 100 blood donations in Canada have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Fewer than 1% of the 10,000 samples from Canadian blood donors tested positive for antibodies to the novel coronavirus, initial results show.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 canada viruses blood health-and-medicine pandemics

Governments could stop future pandemics via conservation

By curtailing deforestation and wildlife trafficking across the globe, governments could help prevent the rise of the next worldwide pandemic.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation covid-19 forests money deforestation government earth-and-environment health-and-medicine pandemics

‘Pandemic fatigue’ marks a mental health crisis

Does COVID-19 have you feeling feeling anxious and exhausted? You're not alone. Will flattening the mental health curve be the next pandemic challenge?

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety stress sleep social-lives health-and-medicine pandemics

COVID death rate is triple among incarcerated people

COVID-19 cases among incarcerated people increased by 8.3% per day, compared to 3.4% in the general population, report researchers.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 prison featured health-and-medicine pandemics

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