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

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic sneeze restaurants viruses aerosols breathing droplets fluid-dynamics mucus

The right way to breathe during the coronavirus pandemic

The body has many natural defenses against viruses and other pathogens. One antiviral molecule produced in the body is nitric oxide and it is created when we breathe in through the nose.

Louis J. Ignarro, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles • conversation
June 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  pandemic  sars-cov-2  breathing  yoga  nitric-oxide

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

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  ventilators  breathing  physiotherapy

How does a baby 'breathe' while inside its mom?

A fetus needs oxygen long before its lungs work and it's exposed to the air. Some ingenious biochemistry explains how the mother's blood delivers it.

Julie Pollock, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Richmond • conversation
May 5, 2020 ~6 min

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