Keeping indoor air clean can reduce the chance of spreading coronavirus

Being indoors with other people is a recipe for spreading the coronavirus. But removing airborne particles through proper ventilation and air filtration can reduce some of that risk.

Shelly Miller, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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How to host a safe holiday meal during coronavirus – an epidemiologist explains her personal plans

COVID-19 and holiday family gatherings are not a good pair. But taking the right precautions before, during and after the family gets together can greatly reduce coronavirus risk this holiday season.

Melissa Hawkins, Professor of Public Health, Director of Public Health Scholars Program, American University • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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Is the slow approach to reopening schools failing kids?

Harvard Chan School’s Joseph Allen gives America an “F” on school reopening efforts, and says we’re in danger of losing thousands of virtual dropouts and wasting mild late summer/early autumn weather we could use to boost in-person learning.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Oct. 14, 2020 ~15 min

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Many ventilation systems may increase risk of COVID-19 exposure, study suggests

Ventilation systems in many modern office buildings, which are designed to keep temperatures comfortable and increase energy efficiency, may increase the risk

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 29, 2020 ~8 min

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How to use ventilation and air filtration to prevent the spread of coronavirus indoors

Good ventilation can reduce the risk of catching coronavirus. An environmental engineer explains how to know if enough outside air is getting into a room and what do to if ventilation is bad.

Shelly Miller, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Aug. 10, 2020 ~10 min

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Coronavirus: how physiotherapists are helping patients recover

Physiotherapists can help patients during and after coronavirus infections.

Catherine L. Granger, Associate Professor of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne • conversation
May 5, 2020 ~8 min

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Watch: DIY ventilator uses hardware store parts

A ventilator prototype that uses low-cost off the shelf parts could help alleviate concerns about shortages of medical equipment.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~4 min

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Coronavirus 'cytokine storm': this over-active immune response could be behind some fatal cases of COVID-19

Cytokines ensure our immune system responds effectively to pathogens in our bodies. But in some cases, cytokines can cause the immune system to over-react.

Robbie Baldock, Lecturer in Biochemistry, Solent University • conversation
April 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Cracks in COVID-19 treatment reveal need to bolster primary care

Without massive change, the US health care system will continue to be disorganized and inefficient.

Tuba Agartan, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Providence College • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~8 min

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Coronavirus: inside story of how Mercedes F1 and academics fast-tracked life saving breathing aid

In under 10 days, engineers from UCL and Mercedes F1 reverse-engineered a product, produced a new design, tested it, got regulatory approval and started production.

Clare Elwell, Professor of Medical Physics, Vice Dean for Impact, UCL Engineering, UCL • conversation
April 15, 2020 ~7 min

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