Coronavirus reminds you of death – and amplifies your core values, both bad and good

It's human nature to try to insulate yourself from the unpleasant realization that death comes for all of us eventually.

Sheldon Solomon, Professor of Psychology, Skidmore College • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus death psychology pandemic social-psychology donald-trump fear sars-cov-2 covid-19-pandemic behavior attitudes fear-of-death fears existential-anxiety

Three charts that show where the coronavirus death rate is heading

Three graphs of mortality data tell the story of the direction the UK and the world are heading in after the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.

Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford • conversation
April 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus statistics covid-19-testing covid-19-pandemic mortality

How South Korea flattened the coronavirus curve with technology

In addition to testing and special facilities for COVID-19 patients, the country's government-run tracking system allows the health care system to identify infected people and their contacts.

Michael Ahn, Associate Professor and MPA Graduate Program Director, University of Massachusetts Boston • conversation
April 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic coronavirus-2020 south-korea covid-19-pandemic medical-test contact-tracing

How to avoid infection after a  COVID-19 death – an Ebola response veteran explains

It is impossible to anticipate if, how or when COVID-19 might take a loved one. But there are ways to prepare.

Lucy Wilson, Professor of Emergency Health Services, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
April 20, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  vaccines  covid-19-pandemic

Here's how Americans coped during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

A survey of 500 adults in the US provides a snapshot of the ways people are dealing with life during a pandemic and how well they think they're doing.

Melissa Liu, Ph.D. Student in Psychology, IUPUI • conversation
April 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 anxiety stress coronavirus-2020 covid-19-pandemic surveys psychology-research worry coping-strategies coping stressed coronavirus-in-us coronavirus-anxiety

What does a state of emergency mean in the face of the coronavirus?

The federal government has declared a state of emergency over COVID-19. Two public health scholars explain what that means.

Marian Moser Jones, Associate Professor and Graduate Director of Family Science, University of Maryland • conversation
March 26, 2020 ~6 min

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Calling COVID-19 a 'Chinese virus' is wrong and dangerous – the pandemic is global

Emphasizing foreign origins of a disease can have racist connotations and implications for how people understand their own risk of disease.

Mari Webel, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
March 25, 2020 ~10 min

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