279,700 extra deaths in the US so far in this pandemic year

Health statisticians keep careful tabs on how many people die every week. Based on what's happened in past years, they know what to expect – but 2020 death counts are surging beyond predictions.

Ronald D. Fricker Jr., Professor of Statistics and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Administration, Virginia Tech • conversation
Oct. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus statistics centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention cdc significant-figures death-rates coronavirus-pandemic deaths death-rate us-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention causes-of-death flu-deaths death-tolls death-toll-estimates statistical-model centers-for-disease-control covid-19-death-rates

School nurses should be leading the COVID-19 response, but many schools don't have one

School nurses were already overwhelmed, with hundreds of students and staff in their charge. Now, COVID-19 screenings and testing have become their priority.

Meg Sorg, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Purdue University • conversation
Aug. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education health children covid-19 coronavirus schools pandemic nursing vaccines public-schools k-12-education significant-figures pediatric-care

Up to 204,691 extra deaths in the US so far in this pandemic year

Health statisticians keep careful tabs on how many people die every week. Based on what's happened in past years, they know what to expect – but 2020 death counts are surging beyond predictions.

Ronald D. Fricker Jr., Professor of Statistics and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Administration, Virginia Tech • conversation
Aug. 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus statistics centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention cdc significant-figures death-rates coronavirus-pandemic deaths death-rate us-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention causes-of-death flu-deaths death-tolls death-toll-estimates statistical-model centers-for-disease-control

Ocean warming threatens coral reefs and soon could make it harder to restore them

Hundreds of organizations are working around the world to restore damaged coral reefs. New research shows that rapid ocean warming threatens these efforts.

Shawna Foo, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Arizona State University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change coral-bleaching coral-reefs significant-figures restoration-ecology ocean-warming remote-sensing reef-restoration

More than 1 in 5 Americans are taking care of their elderly, ill and disabled relatives and friends

The United States has 53 million caregivers, according to the latest estimate. And COVID-19 makes what they do much harder.

Erin E. Kent, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • conversation
May 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: aging health-care caregiving seniors significant-figures social-work people-with-disabilites

Finding ways to move your body while social distancing

Physical activity is important for all kinds of health reasons, even in quarantine.

Renee J. Rogers, Associate Professor of Health and Physical Activity - Programming Director, Pitt Healthy Lifestyle Institute, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
May 8, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus physical-activity exercise quarantine walking quick-reads significant-figures physical sleeping activity walk movement

Tagging data show that blue sharks are true globalists

You won't see a blue shark near the beach, but thanks to 50 years of tagging data, scientists are learning about their wide-ranging lives at sea.

Jasmin Graham, Ph.D. Candidate in Marine Science, Florida State University • conversation
March 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  fisheries  sharks  noaa  oceans  marine-biology  tagging  significant-figures

Page 1 of 1