Colleges and the Thanksgiving COVID-19 risk: Fauci’s right – holiday plans may have to change

Universities have seen widespread COVID-19 outbreaks this fall. Now students are preparing to travel for the holiday, and public health officials are worried.

Rebecca S.B. Fischer, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Texas A&M University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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BCG: Can a vaccine from 1921 save lives from Covid-19?

Vaccines may cause wide-scale changes in the immune system which can boost the body's protection.

bbcnews
Oct. 11, 2020 ~4 min

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Strong government response needed in COVID battle

The international forum “Global Perspectives on COVID-19,” co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School, cited the importance of strong, coordinated government response as a key to stopping the novel coronavirus’ spread.

Clea Simon • harvard
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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Study offers clues to how climate affected 1918 pandemic

A new study of ice-core data shows that an unusual, six-year period of cold temperatures and heavy rainfall coincided with European deaths during the 1918 Spanish flu.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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When COVID-19 superspreaders are talking, where you sit in the room matters

Experiments in college classrooms show how tiny respiratory droplets known as aerosols can spread, even with good ventilation. The risk isn't the same in every seat.

Suresh Dhaniyala, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~8 min

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Catching COVID-19: Why where you sit in a classroom matters, and how ventilation can help

Experiments in college classrooms show how tiny respiratory droplets known as aerosols can spread, even with good ventilation. The risk isn't the same in every seat.

Suresh Dhaniyala, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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Teens want COVID-19 advice that gives them safe ways to socialize – not just rules for what they can’t do

In a series of surveys, young people across the US described their thinking and behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Matthew Dunn, Graduate Student Researcher, University of Michigan • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Harvard rolls out contact tracing effort

A look at COVID-19 contact tracing efforts at Harvard.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Sept. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus: Oxford University vaccine trial paused after participant falls ill

AstraZeneca describes the pause in its keenly-awaited final clinical trials as routine.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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