How to lower your coronavirus risk while eating out: Restaurant advice from an infectious disease expert

It's hard to eat while wearing a face mask, and social distancing isn't easy in restaurants' normally tight quarters. An infectious disease expert offers some tips on what to look for to stay safe.

Thomas A. Russo, Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: economy food pandemic health cdc coronavirus restaurants disease-transmission covid-19 social-distancing

Chronic Lyme disease – does it exist?

Many patients without a diagnosis of Lyme disease report a constellation of symptoms, sometimes for years. Does chronic Lyme disease exist?

John Nathaniel Aucott, Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  antibiotics  cdc  ticks  joint-pain

How to stay safe from coronavirus while eating out: Restaurant advice from an infectious disease expert

It's hard to eat while wearing a face mask, and social distancing isn't easy in restaurants' normally tight quarters. An infectious disease expert offers some tips on what to look for to stay safe.

Thomas A. Russo, Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economy food pandemic health cdc coronavirus restaurants disease-transmission covid-19 social-distancing

How do you stay safe now that states are reopening? An expert explains how to assess risk when reconnecting with friends and family

The U.S. is slowly reopening, but the messages from governments are confusing. An expert offers guidance on many people's first priority -- connecting with loved ones.

Ryan Malosh, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: pandemic cdc coronavirus disease-transmission face-masks covid-19 social-distancing self-isolation face-mask-shortage

The puzzling questions of the coronavirus: A doctor addresses 6 questions that are stumping physicians

Mysteries surround the coronavirus, but our expert is here to address some of the most perplexing issues.

William Petri, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  infectious-diseases  immune-system  pandemic  cdc  coronavirus  infections  severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars  coronavirus-symptoms  covid-19  cytokine-storm

Can your pets get coronavirus, and can you catch it from them?

Both cats and dogs can become infected with the coronavirus. The chances of them getting sick or passing it on to you or another animal are extremely low.

Sarah Totton, Research Assistant, University of Guelph • conversation
April 17, 2020 ~8 min

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Making masks at home – what you need to know about how to reduce the transmission of coronavirus

At-home mask makers should carefully consider fit and fabric variables when designing face coverings to help prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

Karen L. LaBat, Professor Emerita of Design, University of Minnesota • conversation
April 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: contamination cdc coronavirus fabric sewing cough covid-19 sars-cov-2 n95-masks

Want to know how many people have the coronavirus? Test randomly

Researchers and public health officials still don't know how widespread nor how deadly the coronavirus really is. Random testing is a way to quickly and easily learn this important information.

Michael Herron, William Clinton Story Remsen '43 Professor of Government and Chair, Program in Quantitative Social Science, Dartmouth College • conversation
April 13, 2020 ~8 min

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What does 'recovered from coronavirus' mean? 4 questions answered about how some survive and what happens next

Officially, not that many people have recovered from the coronavirus. An epidemiologist explains what has to happen for a COVID-19 survivor to get a clean bill of health.

Tom Duszynski, Director Epidemiology Education, IUPUI • conversation
April 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  immunity  immune-system  cdc  coronavirus  recovery  testing  immune  covid-19

The CDC now recommends wearing a mask in some cases - a physician explains why and when to wear one

The CDC now recommends that everyone wear a face covering when they go into a public place. But there's confusion about why and if this protects the wearer, people around them or both.

Thomas Perls, Professor of Medicine, Boston University • conversation
April 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  cdc  coronavirus  face-masks  coronavirus-2020  covid-19

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