Born into a coronavirus world: how new parents and infants can stay safe.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~9 min
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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.
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The pandemic recession has reduced US energy demand, roiling budgets in states that are major fossil fuel producers. But politics and culture can impede efforts to look beyond oil, gas and coal.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~10 min
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Several vaccines are in Phase 3 trials. So when will we know whether any of these will protect against COVID-19?
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~10 min
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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.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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From setting passwords to cultivating patience, a mindful approach to virtual working, studying and socializing can make life online manageable.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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SARS-CoV-2 infection can block pain, opening up unexpected new possibilities for research into pain relief medication
The SARS-CoV-2 virus usually infects the body via the ACE2 protein. But there is another entry point that allows the virus to infect the nervous system and block pain perception.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
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COVID-19 vaccines: Open source licensing could keep Big Pharma from making huge profits off taxpayer-funded research
Governments must embrace policies that promote sharing and collective invention to create and distribute a vaccine quickly.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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A bioethicist explains a recent report that recommends how to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine equitably.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~8 min
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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.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~10 min
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