Scientists warn of airborne transmission of COVID-19

"It's time to address airborne transmission of COVID-19," declared 230 scientists in a recent letter. One of them explains what that means in practical terms.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

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Aerosols are a bigger coronavirus threat than WHO guidelines suggest – here's what you need to know

More than 200 scientists wrote to the WHO, warning about aerosol transmission of the coronavirus. The WHO has since acknowledged the evidence but hasn't change its advice yet.

Goodarz Ahmadi, Professor of mechanical engineering, Clarkson University • conversation
July 9, 2020 ~9 min

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These are the best and worst materials for face masks

Which masks work best against the coronavirus? What are the best materials for homemade masks? New research puts face masks head-to-head.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~8 min

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Experts: A mask cuts your coronavirus risk by 65%

"People who say, 'I don't believe masks work' are ignoring scientific evidence. It's not a belief system. It's like saying, 'I don't believe in gravity.'"

Rick Kushman-UC Davis • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~9 min

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Brain, behavior problems follow Zika in newborn monkeys

New research with rhesus monkeys indicates brain and behavior problems resulting from Zika virus infection soon after birth.

Lisa Newbern-Emory • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Rare neurological disorder, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, linked to COVID-19

As if the symptoms of COVID-19 were not disturbing enough, physicians have noted a rare neurological condition that emerges during some severe cases of this viral infection.

Neha S. Dangayach, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai • conversation
July 7, 2020 ~10 min

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How to manage plant pests and diseases in your victory garden

The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.

Carolee Bull, Professor of Plant Pathology and Systematic Bacteriology, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~9 min

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Parents: Beware of this COVID-linked syndrome in kids

As researchers learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects kids, they warn parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of multiple inflammatory syndrome.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~6 min

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Parents: Beware of this COVID-linked syndrome in kids

As researchers learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects kids, they warn parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of multiple inflammatory syndrome.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation parents viruses childrens-health health-and-medicine

Viral ‘family tree’ reveals COVID-19 spread in Denmark

A new "coronavirus family tree" has given researchers a better look at how COVID-19 came into Denmark and how it spread domestically.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~5 min

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