Pathogens typically face a trade-off between virulence and transmission. But that's not the case with SARS-CoV-2.
June 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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Preventing COVID-19 from decimating nursing home residents requires spending money and improving infection control
Nursing homes in the U.S. are not ready to care for coronavirus patients. Things need to change -- fast.
March 28, 2020 • ~8 min
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Emphasizing foreign origins of a disease can have racist connotations and implications for how people understand their own risk of disease.
March 25, 2020 • ~10 min
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There’s a name for Trump playing down the threat and failing to take action against the virus: Institutional betrayal
Our government, suggest the authors, risks traumatizing its citizens with its failure to slow the spread of COVID-19.
March 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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The immune system can respond to stress in ways that harm health. But there's a stress-buster that can help keep you calm and healthy: exercise.
March 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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Touch is essential to wellbeing, so we must make an effort not to associate it with negative feelings once the corona outbreak is over.
March 16, 2020 • ~5 min
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While identifying a new disease by its place of origin seems intuitive, history shows that doing so can have serious consequences for the people that live there.
Feb. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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