Pregnancy during a pandemic: The stress of COVID-19 on pregnant women and new mothers is showing

Born into a coronavirus world: how new parents and infants can stay safe.

Elinor Sullivan, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University • conversation
Sept. 23, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  pregnancy  pandemic  stress  fetus  infants

How the coronavirus spreads through the air: 5 essential reads

Scientists explain what you need to know about the COVID-19 risks in the air, from how aerosols form to how to keep kids safe on a school bus.

Stacy Morford, General Assignments Editor • conversation
Sept. 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic aerosols essential-reads

3 research-based ways to cope with the uncertainties of pandemic life

Feel like you're facing too many pandemic-related unknowns? Reframing what it means to not know can help you break the uncertainty-anxiety connection.

Bethany Teachman, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus anxiety psychology uncertainty cognitive-behavioral-therapy worry coronavirus-anxiety mindset

Video: Who should get a COVID-19 vaccine first?

A bioethicist explains a recent report that recommends how to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine equitably.

Nicole Hassoun, Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  public-health  covid-19  coronavirus  vaccines  patents  big-pharma

Keeping coronavirus vaccines at subzero temperatures during distribution will be hard, but likely key to ending pandemic

The cold supply chain keeps vaccines fresh during distribution, but the current system is nowhere near large enough to distribute the billions of COVID-19 vaccines that the world needs.

Anna Nagurney, John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus vaccines immunity supply-chains cold-chain distribution trucks

Good nutrition can contribute to keeping COVID-19 and other diseases away

Many of us don't get an adequate amount of nutrients.

Grayson Jaggers, Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  health  diet  covid-19  coronavirus  obesity  immune-system  food  nutrition  junk-food

Teens want COVID-19 advice that gives them safe ways to socialize – not just rules for what they can’t do

In a series of surveys, young people across the US described their thinking and behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Matthew Dunn, Graduate Student Researcher, University of Michigan • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health mental-health covid-19 coronavirus high-school social-distancing students universities college

How a new way of parsing COVID-19 data began to show the breadth of health gaps between Blacks and whites

Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.

David R. Buys, State Health Specialist and Associate Professor, Mississippi State University • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  big-data  pandemic  mississippi  health-disparities  demographics  population-data

Coronavirus and conspiracies: how the far right is exploiting the pandemic

Extremists are playing on people's health fears to normalise their views.

Blyth Crawford, PhD Candidate, Department of War Studies, King's College London • conversation
Sept. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus conspiracy-theories extremism far-right

Smoke from wildfires can worsen COVID-19 risk, putting firefighters in even more danger

Wildfire smoke makes it harder for firefighters's bodies to fight off viruses. Social distancing is difficult in that environment, but fire crews are coming up with solutions.

Luke Montrose, Assistant Professor of Community and Environmental Health, Boise State University • conversation
Sept. 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic wildfires smoke

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