Why face masks belong at your Thanksgiving gathering – 7 things you need to know about wearing them

More states are adding mask mandates as COVID-19 cases soar. If you’re traveling, shopping or seeing friends and family in person, masks are a crucial protective measure.

Jason Farley, Professor, Infectious Disease-Trained Epidemiologist and Nurse Practitioner, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~8 min

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Why masks belong at your Thanksgiving gathering and how to properly clean and wear them

More states are adding mask mandates as COVID-19 cases soar. If you’re traveling, shopping or seeing friends and family in person, they're a crucial protective measure.

Jason Farley, Professor, Infectious Disease-Trained Epidemiologist and Nurse Practitioner, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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In rural America, resentment over COVID-19 shutdowns is colliding with rising case numbers

Coronavirus cases have risen sharply across the Mountain West, Midwest and plains. Over 70% of nonmetropolitan counties are now "red zones," suggesting viral spread is out of control.

Roberto Silva, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~9 min

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Sick of COVID-19? Here's why you might have pandemic fatigue

It's draining and depressing to stay on high alert month after month after month. Understanding pandemic fatigue better might help you strengthen your resolve.

Jay Maddock, Professor of Public Health, Texas A&M University • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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Remembering Mario Molina, Nobel Prize-winning chemist who pushed Mexico on clean energy -- and, recently, face masks

Molina, who died on Oct. 8, 'thought climate change was the biggest problem in the world long before most people did.' His research on man-made depletion of the ozone layer won the 1995 Nobel Prize.

Elena Delavega, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Memphis • conversation
Oct. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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What a smoky bar can teach us about the '6-foot rule' during the COVID-19 pandemic

The 6-foot rule for social distancing doesn’t account for all risks, particularly indoors. Here's what everyone needs to understand as cooler weather moves more activities inside.

Suresh Dhaniyala, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University • conversation
Sept. 9, 2020 ~9 min

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Face masks: why your eyes might be saying more than you realise

Your mouth might be obscured, but science shows you say a huge amount with your eyes.

Nigel Holt, Professor of Psychology, Aberystwyth University • conversation
Sept. 1, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus face masks: an environmental disaster that might last generations

As face marks and coverings become compulsory worldwide, littering and their potential impact on the environment increases.

Steve Fletcher, Professor of Ocean Policy and Economy, University of Portsmouth • conversation
Aug. 14, 2020 ~6 min

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'Morality pills' may be the US's best shot at ending the coronavirus pandemic, according to one ethicist

Rather than a vaccine to beef up your immune system, a psychoactive substance could boost your cooperative, pro-social behavior – curtailing the selfish actions that spur on coronavirus's spread.

Parker Crutchfield, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics, Humanities and Law, Western Michigan University • conversation
Aug. 10, 2020 ~9 min

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Three major scientific controversies about coronavirus

Researchers can't agree on topics such face mask, immunity and number of infections. Here's why.

Manal Mohammed, Lecturer, Medical Microbiology, University of Westminster • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

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