A leading infectious disease expert explains how to be as safe as possible on this very different Fourth
This is the first Fourth of July in which Americans must deal with the coronavirus pandemic. One of the nation's premier infectious disease experts explains why it's important to take special care.
July 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.
July 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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Group testing for coronavirus – called pooled testing – could be the fastest and cheapest way to increase screening nationwide
Screening multiple samples with a single test gets more people diagnosed using fewer supplies. Two health policy researchers explain how it works and how it could help the U.S.
July 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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Worried you won't be understood while wearing a mask? Don't be. We studied how people sound while talking through fabric and the results are encouraging.
July 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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During the last six months, news reports have mentioned dozens of drugs that may be effective against the new coronavirus. Here we lay out the evidence and reveal which ones are proven to work. Or not.
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With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.
July 1, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: health psychiatry covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic telehealth mental-illness therapy telemedicine covid-19-front-lines technology psychotherapy
Recently washed cups could be safer than single-use containers that could have been sitting around for ages.
July 1, 2020 • ~5 min
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As Arizona coronavirus cases surge from early reopening, Indigenous nations suffer not only more COVID-19 but also the blame
Tribal lands are hot spots for COVID-19 infections and deaths. Racism is one of the reasons.
June 30, 2020 • ~10 min
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The recent spike in new coronavirus cases in the US is not due to a second wave, but simply the virus moving into new populations or surging in places that opened up too soon.
June 30, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic transmission sars-cov-2 new-york 1918-flu-pandemic florida texas second-wave eradication
COVID-19 messes with Texas: What went wrong, and what other states can learn as younger people get sick
Texas hospitals are filling up with new COVID-19 cases, and many of the people falling ill are young.
June 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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