Coronavirus dreams: how anger, sadness and fear crept in during lockdown – new research

The level of anger and sadness in our dreams may be related to how much we suffer mentally with social isolation.

Mark Blagrove, Professor of Psychology, Swansea University • conversation
Nov. 30, 2020 ~7 min

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COVID-19: four ways to respond to vaccine sceptics – and maybe even convince them

Think beyond facts to make your argument.

Mark Lorch, Professor of Science Communication and Chemistry, University of Hull • conversation
Nov. 25, 2020 ~7 min

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Coronavirus vaccines: health experts identify ways to build public trust

The United Nations recently asked a group of experts across the world to recommend ways to persuade people to take a COVID-19 vaccine. Here is a summary of their suggestions.

Jack J. Barry, Postdoctoral research associate, University of Florida • conversation
Nov. 24, 2020 ~9 min

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The next vaccine breakthrough: Health experts identify ways to help people trust a coronavirus vaccine

The United Nations recently asked a group of experts across the world to recommend ways to persuade people to take a COVID-19 vaccine. Here is a summary of their suggestions.

Jack J. Barry, Postdoctoral research associate, University of Florida • conversation
Nov. 24, 2020 ~9 min

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COVID-19 reveals how obesity harms the body in real time, not just over a lifetime

The long-term effects of obesity have been well documented, but immediate effects have not been as evident. The coronavirus is changing all that, as those with obesity seem particularly vulnerable.

Cate Varney, Clinician Physician, University of Virginia • conversation
Nov. 6, 2020 ~9 min

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Why scientists and public health officials need to address vaccine mistrust instead of dismissing it

People who oppose vaccines often are dismissed as ignorant or naive. Failing to hear their concerns and address them may only be fueling vaccine resistance, however.

Porismita Borah, Associate Professor, health communication, Washington State University • conversation
Oct. 30, 2020 ~10 min

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Feeling scared about how your kids can enjoy Halloween this year? Have no fear – healthy snacks are here

This could be your healthiest – and most fun – Halloween ever, despite COVID-19. It's a great time to ditch the sugar.

Michael Goran, Professor of Pediatrics, Center for the Changing Family & Children's Hospital Los Angeles, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~8 min

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An epidemiologist explains the new CDC guidance on 15 minutes of exposure and what it means for you

New guidance from the CDC says that 15 minutes of exposure – regardless of whether that occurs at one time – can result in transmission of the coronavirus.

Ryan Malosh, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus 'excess deaths': why England and Wales have been hardest hit in Europe – new study

It's hard to make international comparisons of the COVID death rates in individual countries, but a new approach is giving scientists better data to work with.

Kevin McConway, Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, The Open University • conversation
Oct. 14, 2020 ~7 min

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Coronavirus: how the pharma industry is changing to produce a vaccine on time

Medical innovation is often accelerated in a time of crisis.

Stephen Morris, Research Fellow in Vaccine Process Analytics, UCL • conversation
Sept. 30, 2020 ~8 min

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